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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical


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#261 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

It could be a big west end long runner, if it is promoted well and cast well

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 30 March 2013 - 11:59 PM, said:

It could be a big west end long runner, if it is promoted well and cast well

Yes, it could be, but equally it might not be.  The same could be said of the vast majority of musicals ever to open in the West End, so speculation really is pointless.

Que sera sera, regardless of how much people speculate.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:26 AM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 30 March 2013 - 11:59 PM, said:

It could be a big west end long runner, if it is promoted well and cast well

Its a new and expensive show and it'll be difficult to sell out at the Drury Lane for it to hit the heights of Lion King, Mamma Mia etc

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

It needed a star

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

Ive been looking forward to charlie.more than any other show in the last few years but with high budgets come high risks.

The upside to not having a star will be that when that star leaves there wont be an automatic box office downtown, the show maybe the star. But for that to happen word of mouth and reviews will need to be strong. The spectacle will need to live up to the hype and expectation

Also i know the go to excuse for a show failing is blame marketing, but that isnt always the case. And the best marketing in the world cant always make a show a hit.

#266 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Is'nt perhaps the success of Matilda a good source of promotion for the show??

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostJamiem, on 31 March 2013 - 06:32 AM, said:

It needed a star
if it had a star then it would rely on a star to maintain it.  look at the list of long running musicals - no stars. star casting is dangerous for a musical.  i also think it degrades the piece - let the show be the star.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

To be honest most of us really have very little idea what it will be like - we know a lot of money has gone into it but we don't know the score, how they will stage it etc and that can really make or break a show.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

I'm suspecting that we might see puppet oompa-loompas......it woudl make sense in many ways, and puppets are theatrically chic these days.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

That might be interesting....any news on the child casting?




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