Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:29 PM
2004: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
2008: Mamma Mia
2009: Sound Of Music, Les Miserables, The Woman In Black
2012: Wicked, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Ghost, Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of The Opera (UK Tour), Matilda, Sweeney Todd, Taboo (Brixton), Wicked, Wicked
2013: Lift (Soho), The Book Of Mormon, Avenue Q (Off-Broadway), Newsies (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Pippin (Broadway), The Lion King.
2013: A Chorus Line, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, We Will Rock You (UK Tour), Wicked (UK Tour), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Les Miserables, Wicked
Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:19 PM
I agree with this issue. It was rather as if there were 2 shows in there going in opposite directions. There was the big family musical spectacle complete with pirates swinging from chandeliers and an adult piece examining the difficulties of relationships, loss, etc. I'd prefer they went for the latter but I suspect they think there's more money to be made from the former.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:38 AM
I've always been a supporter. I saw it 3 times in Leicester and enjoyed it every time
The changes made about halfway through the run at the Curve were very positive imo, and while I love the show I can acknowledge that there were some elements that needed further improvement. I'm just not sure that Gary Barlow should be responsible for these improvements...
The subject matter is always going to be difficult. Because it's based on history there is very little room for plot alterations. The Peter Pan aspect will appeal to kids and families, yet in reality the story is quite adult in it's themes. It'll take a lot of skill to resolve these tensions.
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