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#1 SimonAitken

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Glad this show is finally making its way to London! Love the music & comedy value of it. Considering making it my 3rd show while in London next week, can anyone tell me what it is like in the Landor Theatre? Seats etc?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

The Landor is an intimate space over a pub near the Clapham North tube stop.  It's general seating, first come, first served.  The standard of production has been very high recently - everything I've seen there has been excellent.  And, bonus, as it is over a pub you can eat there either before or after the show.  The food is good.  Plus you can take your drinks into the show.  Definitely worth the trip to Clapham.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

What a fabulously funny swansong from Kander & Ebb. Jeremy Legat is fantastic as Lieutenant Cioffi and there some some ridiculously complicated huge dance numbers from the 19 strong cast in what is a really small space, with a few nods to Bob Fosse. The band was a bit depleted yesterday (no brass and no first act drummer) but it was still sensational. It left me with a big grin on my face and I've been singing Show People ever since. I've raved at length on my blog http://www.frontrowd...ay-29-july.html
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

I love the Landor and I loved this show. So pleased to see it's getting good reviews.

The Stage " a dazzling end to a career that spanned 4 decades" http://www.thestage..../36905/curtains
Public Reviews 4 and a half stars http://www.thepublic...theatre-london/
Remote Goat 4 stars http://www.remotegoa...ew.php?uid=8814
Whats On Stage 3 stars http://www.whatsonst...9/Curtains.html
My 5 stars blog is linked in the post above, if you need cheering up, head for the Landor.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

Exunt Magazine 4 stars http://exeuntmagazin...views/curtains/
Fourthwall Magazine 4 stars http://www.fourthwal...urtains-landor/
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#6 MusicalTalk

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

There's no mention on the website as to whose orchestrations they're using.  Are they Brohn's, or are they severely cut down? :(
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:29 PM

View PostMusicalTalk, on 31 July 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

There's no mention on the website as to whose orchestrations they're using.  Are they Brohn's, or are they severely cut down? :(
I just checked the programme, no joy there either, but the full band is only keys, bass, drums, trumpet & clarinet. The performance we attended had no trumpet player at all and only an act two drummer. Still loved it though.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

View PostFront Row Dress, on 31 July 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

I just checked the programme, no joy there either, but the full band is only keys, bass, drums, trumpet & clarinet. The performance we attended had no trumpet player at all and only an act two drummer. Still loved it though.

Ah. Sadly, that's the clincher for me.  I am sure the show is wonderful, but it needs the full orchestra for it to work as a piece of musical theatre for me.  I'll stick by my guns and say the Guildhall production was the best UK production for me!
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

Seeing this next week, really really excited!




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