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#161 drmaplewood

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 26 November 2012 - 01:36 PM, said:

Pretty sure there aren't day seats, but standing tickets will be available on the day from the box office for £15.
Where are they? Back of stalls?

#162 Mark_E

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

And dress circle I think

#163 QuincyMD

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Just came up on my twitter feed -

Mark Aldridge@MarkTalksTelly
A friend has just seen the first preview of Viva Forever (the Spice Girls musical) - he called it 'the best/worst thing ever'. I CANNOT WAIT
Which way did he go McGill?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

and the songs, in alphabetical order!?!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

WHO WENT TO THE FIRST PREVIEW????

AHHH I want to know all about it! My tickets aren't until after press night!
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

I think I'm going to wait till after the previews. My friend was in the Dress and said it needed a lot of refining.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Oh my goodness. What a let down. Went in with such high hopes because these songs are so good that I THOUGHT they could not be ruined. How wrong could I be. The songs are classics but they were ruined because they weren't brought to life n any way, shape or form. The audience were itching to hear these songs sung with heart and gusto but instead we got lacklustre duets and the songs didnt bring anything to the show. There was far too much (poor) dialogue and the characters were plain ridiculous, despite having some real talent in the cast. The show was all about Viva but it should have been centred around the four girls. This may have meant that the songs would have at least had some harmonies and some substance. Instead Two Become One was sung on a bed by two people. The whole of the upper circle were at this point so frustrated that they were trying to sing/laugh along. Bits that were good: the opening video sequences set the scene well and the opening ensemble number was quite rousing. Act I finale lacklustre and the ending of the show just plain bizarre and totally flat. Im a musical theatre fan and enjoy a wide range of shows which is why I had such high hopes here. The show needs so much work that they will need a preview period of at least 5 months to rewrite it, rework all the songs and bring this piece to life. I really hope it isn't too late.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

I will point out the initial thoughts on Matilda after first preview was "good, but too long, needs serious cutting" and Mamma Mia didn't shape itself until the night before they froze it.

Will be interesting to see how thoughts progress over the next couple of weeks.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:51 AM

They only have two weeks of previews for VF as press night is December 11th, most shows even if theyre imports get 3-4 weeks to refine and make changes.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

yes mamma mia initially tried to be more of a serious piece and then they realised the camp tongue in cheek was the way to go




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