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Count Of Monte Cristo Cancelled?


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#1 Front Row Dress

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Rumours on twitter, very strange if true, as it looked to be selling well.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Yes

NT have emailed all ticket holders confirming this

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Sad :( Was looking forward to another treat from Mr Bean. So, any ideas what'll be instead? Has to be family friendly- maybe The Light Princess is back on the cards?!



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

NT webpage says:

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We have put back our plan to produce The Count of Monte Cristo this winter and so it is no longer possible to book for this show. We will announce shortly the play that will be mounted instead and tickets will go on sale in the next booking period, which opens at the end of August.



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

This is an odd one, wonder if we'll find out why..
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

It just makes the whole notion of selling tickets much earlier than normal seem even odder.



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:04 PM

From The Stage online:-

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A spokesman for the National said that NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner and Bean felt that the show would benefit from more development time and that the production’s replacement would be announced shortly.

I expect the early sale of tickets was an attempt to nab family bookers (who may see just one show over the winter season) before they are tempted to book for a West End show already booking into the new year. It seems that the development's taking longer than expected, and the show just couldn't be ready this year. Perhaps Sir Nick may consider Travelling Light to be ripe for revival in a larger theatre...

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

The email sheds a tiny bit more light:


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I am sorry to let you know that we have decided not to produce The Count of Monte Cristo this winter. We have decided to give the project some more development time, and hope to put it on in future years. We are presently deciding what to produce in its place, and that production will be announced in late August.


I was really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed the replacement's good.



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

Perhaps Mr Bean has got tied up in One Man Two Guvnors revisions for a world tour or overseas productions? Hopefully it will be on next year. I booked but it really didn't sound very Christmassy :blink:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

Has anyone heard the rumour that the replacement will be a transfer of "The River"?
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