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#51 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

It was at De Montfort Hall over Christmas a couple of years ago. They haven't got a fly tower there so it was probably simplified, but I'm not sure if it got great reviews there. It has been touring on and off for years and I think that the problem people have with it even before it's started is that Kenwright might not 'take care' with it and just be seeing it as a cheap filler at the Palladium.
Anyway, back to Willy Wonka, could Michael Ball be playing him?
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Hadley Fraser for Willy Wonka, please! :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:19 PM

Ball seems the sensible choice - giving his close relationship with Shaiman and Wittman coming from Hairspray.

It'd certainly be a wise choice physically as it'd draw him apart from the stick-thin Wonkas we've only ever been introduced to.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

View PostMusicalTalk, on 26 June 2012 - 09:19 PM, said:

Ball seems the sensible choice - giving his close relationship with Shaiman and Wittman coming from Hairspray.

It'd certainly be a wise choice physically as it'd draw him apart from the stick-thin Wonkas we've only ever been introduced to.

Yes, this is a very good point....he is the owner of a chocolate factory after all! Do we think it'll have to be a name?

And what do we think will be happening Oompa Loompa wise??
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

View Postmusicalmadness, on 26 June 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

And what do we think will be happening Oompa Loompa wise??

I began to think that aswell. I always thought maybe little puppets? Just not a chorus of adults and kids, got disappointed when I found out that's how they did the Munchkins for Oz!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:46 PM

It'll probably be adults for the Oompa Loompas, I hope they'll incorporate the songs from the book that they sang for each child.

Michael Ball would be great as Wonka but I don't think you'd need a name, just a great actor who can pull off Wonka's weirdness but make the character their own and not copies of either Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp.

I do wonder where they'd split it as I imagine they'll Wonka to be introduced in Act 1. I think the perfect way to end Act 1 would be with either Augustus Gloop or Violet Beaurigarde's fate.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

Surely the Oompas will have to be done a la Shrek's Farquad(?) for comedy value alone?

I think we'll need names for Wonka and Grandad tbh.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:52 AM

The act 1 split could be the boat scene

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:02 PM

Rumours that Finding Neverland is going into the Palladium, any ideas what has happened to this?
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