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#21 MrTumnus

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

I saw this last night in Glasgow.

Award winning theatre? No!
A good night out? Yes!

It's a juke-box musical and the genre almost guarantees these answers to the above questions.

I'm old enough to remember the tv series and I thought the storyline was fittingly farcical. Several good laughs, plenty of titters and a good few groans linked together by a series of improbable events and a load of nostalgic songs. Same as every other juke-box musical.

I liked the set - bright, simple and effective.

Two things let the show down though.
They had a large chorus for a travelling show but they weren't used very often and didn't do very much when on stage (not a criticism of the cast).
And the pricing. ATG have grossly overestimated the pulling power of The Monkeys and need to charge regular regional prices, not premium prices.

For a good night out buy a cheap ticket for a mid-week show and get upgraded.
I can't think out of the box as I don't have a box to start with.

#22 cat123

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

I'm excited we geet Scarlette back at Rock of Ages early :) I feel bad for the rest of the cast if they don't have jobs to go to though :(




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