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#31 _cm337

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

I am going to see this tomorrow and was just wondering what merch is available to buy at the theatre? Any posters at all? Sorry if it's already been asked :)

#32 Azincat

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

Pleased to see that this production got decent reviews in the press.  I saw the show a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed the evening alhough it perhaps lacked that certain spark that would make it truly great.

Like a number of other posters, I thought the supporting cast were the strength of the show - I loved Martin Ball and Vivian Parry as the Hardwicks, particularly their duet, and Stephen Boswell was a hoot as the butler.  I thought Ricardo Afonso was maybe a little OTT as the Italian, Beddini but he certainly went down a storm with the audience.  Tom Chambers was fine in the Astaire role and his enthusiasm was endearing.  The only cast member I wasn't too keen on was Summer Strallen as Dale Tremont.  She looked lovely in the fifties costumes and danced well but I disliked her voice which was very nasal and she came across as rather cold - maybe a problem with the character she was playing rather than her acting.

All in all a good evening at the theatre.  It'll be interesting to see if Top Hat can hold on for longer than Crazy for You.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Are there any dayseats/student discounts for this show?
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#34 ToToDo

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

I'm seeing this next week and am genuinely excited for it.  I've been told "it is what it is...sit back and enjoy" and frankly that sounds like good advice: I'm not expecting to be challenged intellectually but I suspect I'm going to have a terrifically entertaining night in the theatre!

#35 richard2711

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

View PostToToDo, on 26 May 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

I'm seeing this next week and am genuinely excited for it.  I've been told "it is what it is...sit back and enjoy" and frankly that sounds like good advice: I'm not expecting to be challenged intellectually but I suspect I'm going to have a terrifically entertaining night in the theatre!

I would say that is a great attitude to have towards it! I saw the matinee today and was thoroughly entertained, even if some of the audience were a little badly behaved. I saw it on tour but thought it worked well in the Aldwych. It's not really challenging but it is good fun and the ensemble are fantastic.

There were quite a few empty seats in the stalls here and there, and I don't think they're doing dayseats but not sure about student discounts. Even the access rate (which I take advantage of as a disabled theatregoer) is the highest I've had to pay in the West End.

Some posters here haven't liked the set very much either but I quite enjoyed its simplicity. I'm not sure this will run and run but I'm glad it made it to the West End and I definitely enjoyed it.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

This has potential to do well with American tourists over the summer. The film is quite popular over there and some of my American friends have said how it would make a great stage show and would love to see it. Wouldn't surprise me if it tours the states once done in the uk

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

anyone know of any midweek discounts for this? many thanks :-)

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

There are no day seats or student discounts for this. Cheapest offer is around 40. Too expensive. Not surprised there are lots of empty seats! Plenty of other shows I can go see instead of this that do day seats or discounts.

#39 Lady Nijo

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

No day seats? Why on earth not?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

You could buy a ticket on the day for one of the empty seats. That would be a day seat.




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