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#521 Haz23

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:58 PM

Apologies if this question has been asked already but does anyone know why the cast page on the website is listing two stand-by Elder Cunninghams?
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

Because there are two standbys for this production. Unlike the American productions, there is no 'walking understudy' for Cunningham in London. Why exactly I don't think we really know but can guess that one of the two standbys will take over when Jared leaves in the next few months. However I suspect that they will then just bring in another standby for the part. Having two understudies for each part is sensible and naturally the show can't have a 'large' ensemble mormon boy so I imagine that's the main reasoning behind it.

As for a lack of Elder Price standby...it's kind of not true - Luke Newton is an understudy for Price as well as a swing so in a way he already is a standby. And with the extra swings, Matt Krzan, Evan James and Benjamin Brooks they probably have it all fairly evened out.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

On sale through to August 24th now.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

View Postitsuckstobeme, on 04 March 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

Saw this tonight and was blown away by it, absolutely loved it. Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner are so well cast but I just loved Stephen Ashfield as Elder McKinley. This is going to do very well, if the standing ovation at the end is anything to go by.
And what a beautiful theatre it's in, I've never been there before. Special mention to all FOH staff who were so friendly and polite.
I just wish the programme had a bit more about the show itself rather than flogging other DMT shows, and also a song list would have been good. Good selection of mechandise available for those in to that too. Fantastic night out, would recommend.

I thought FOH staff were superb, very happy & helpful.  Stephen Ashfield stole the show for me, he was hilarious as Elder Mckinley.  If anyone is interested I blogged about Sat eve show here at my blog http://afewcasualtho...book-of-mormon/ (I couldn't see anywhere on WOS forum about whether people are allowed to post blogs or not so if I breaking any forum etiquette then please Admin feel free to remove)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Has anyone here tried to enter the lottery yet? If yes, how many people were there? I am thinking about going tonight.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

I did lottery last Wednesday, I would say close on 200 doing it but it seems to have quietened down a bit if recent pictures are anything to go by. 21 tickets issued.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

I'm hoping that was just the first wave of excitement. I'll never stand a chance of getting tickets otherwise (I never win anything anyway).



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

It was only the second lottery so really really busy, queue of around 100 at 5.00 waiting for it to open, then around 100 more between 5.00 and 5.30, also due to its location quite a few tourists were entering, I think it should die down a bit, pick up again after opening night, then die down a bit again.

#529 canadian_turtle

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

I was there on Friday with a friend and Saturday for myself and both times there were 75-125 there to enter. Unfortunately don't think it'll get much quieter than that as it's a busy area and even if people don't know about the lottery beforehand the crowd and loud annoucnements will lure them closer.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

You're probably right. It's right in the middle of tourist-area so hard to avoid the loudspeaker. The weather may play a part too, especially with tourists less inclined to wait out in the rain.
I guess all we can do is keep trying and hope we're lucky at some stage! ^_^





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