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#21 tony hotel

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Thanks londontheatrefan!!  I was one of the older ones but not part of any coach party!! I was getting worried when I had no reaction to my posting - had I got it all wrong? No I didnt. Also wanted to add a comment about some of the chorus girls - no symmetry in appearance if u get what I mean! Not opened yet and still stand by what I said - 3 star reviews. Thats the fun of going to previews - second guess the critics.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Hmmm, no day seats or concessions means I'll give this a miss and go see Singin' in the Rain again instead (which sounds much better anyway and does day seats!).

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

We're in the £27.50 dress circle slips tomorrow, I'll let you know what it's like from there.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

View PostFront Row Dress, on 26 April 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

We're in the £27.50 dress circle slips tomorrow, I'll let you know what it's like from there.

Shouldn't be too bad I think.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

View PostIan, on 26 April 2012 - 06:48 PM, said:

<br />Shouldn't be too bad I think.<br /><a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/5145460982/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.flickr.co...oor/5145460982/</a><br />
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

The slips seats weren't too bad, about 25% of the side of the stage you're sitting on is cut off unless you lean forward, so ok for £27.50, but not as good value as Les Mis. They have obviously tightened up the second act & it's actually more fun that the first, plus they've added a fully choreographed medley of Top Hat & Let's Face The Music after curtain call. We absolutely love it from start to finish. More ramblings are on my blog if you're interested http://frontrowdress...y-27-april.html
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

What is row AZ like? One back from the very front. Is it a really high stage, meaning you wouldn't see their feet when dancing? Thanks :)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostHanzicles, on 01 May 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

<br />What is row AZ like? One back from the very front. Is it a really high stage, meaning you wouldn't see their feet when dancing? Thanks <img src='http://www.whatsonstage.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />

I haven't seen Top Hat, but for Midnight Tango I sat in the front row and the stage was very high, I certainly missed a lot of the footwork when dancers weren't at the very front of the stage.  Further back gives a much better view if you really want to see the footwork, but then it can feel distant from the action.  I would say about row F or G is probably ideal.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

Agree, further back better. They do the romantic dances at the back of the stage somewhat so hard to see if nose on edge of stage

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

who was at press night tonight?
the atmosphere in the house was electric. i have seen this show before and wasn't overly enthused about it to be honest. but i was offered a free ticket to tonights show.. the cast were offered loads of tickets (i think to make the theatre fuller!!)

its a good show, but i don't think it has a west end home for long.

strallen and chambers are great dancers there is no disputing that, but i find their performances wooden. once again- i left feeling no great since of excitement or inspiration.

Overall, this was a pleasant night, but it wasn’t the blockbuster I was hoping for. In retrospect, I much preferred Crazy for You, which had wittier dialogue and a much less wooden leads.
the rest of the company are far stronger and characters such as afonsos 'alberto bedini".

The story is a fluffy sort of romcom affair, with Shakespearean misunderstandings, which is really a vehicle for the wonderful song and dance. However, Martin Ball and Vivian Parry, who play the Hardwicks, bring some necessary uumph to the tale and offer solid and funny performances with excellent comic timing. The relationship between Horace Hardwick and Jerry Travers is also utterly credible. Ricardo Afonso plays the role of Alberto Beddini. I wasn’t completely sure of either the character or the acting at first but by the end of the show he had the audience in stitches. Charisma he has aplenty and can work an audience. Stephen Boswell as Bates is tres drole. He has the part down to a tee.


all in all, i prefer singing in the rain/ crazy for you!




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