Scrooge 2012 London
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:44 PM
I saw "Scrooge" with Tommy Steele when it was at Wimbledon Theatre last year, l have to say it was the Albert Finney version, word for word, which l love in the film but not with Tommy Steele! just my opinion!
Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:56 AM
There was nothing terribly wrong with it, I just found it dull & a bit boring. The story is told very straight & traditionally with very little humour, the songs are all pretty dreary (with the odd exception) and the staging & choreography seemed very safe & uninspired.
Tommy Steele however, was very good & most of the audience was there to see him, I think. I was amazed at the warmth of the applause at bows & a standing ovation after such a drab show, but I'm sure that it was all for him.
Maybe it is too early but I expected to leave feeling all christmassy, & didn't!
Had a chuckle though at the moment when Scrooge disguises himself as Santa to hand out gifts & adopted a fake northern accent...unfortunately he sounded rather like Jimmy Savile!
I'll be interested to hear what others think...
Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:53 AM
But I understand it might be getting a little tired now especially with Steele in the role, but I don't think it should keep coming back to the Palladium. I don't know how much this run has sold or how full the theatres been so far but I can imagine not as much.
Does anyone know what differences there are between this production and the very first with Anthony Newley at the Alexandra Birmingham/Dominion?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:59 AM
Tommy Steele still has more voice left than others his age. Bob Cratchit and the soup guy were very good.
My main complaint is how healthy and well dressed the Cratchit kids were.
The stalls were about 2/3 filled and i dont think any other levels were open, its much too early for a christmas show and I'm sure it will do better in december.
I didnt get a programme, and didnt remember seeing any, there were people selling drinks in the auditorium before the show but not programmes.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:24 AM
I think it's good that a show like this is in the west end.. Honest old school show..!!
Reviews haven't been great. But sod it!!! Can those reviewers act/dance and sing at 76yrs ! I doubt they'll make it to that age.. Haha.
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