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#631 MrBarnaby

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

Hairspray is going there still I believe..

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:50 AM

Just thinking that. If so, I will be booking tickets

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

I'm sad for the cast but they will have seen it coming a long time ago.. It's been half empty for a while now. A shame as its a fabulous show. Maybe a tour would sell better...

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

It was half empty when I saw it a few weeks ago and it doesn't have mass appeal, so a run until Jan was probably always ambitious. Sad for the cast of course, they're a talented bunch, but not surprised. At least they'll get to do the recording.

If Hairspray's coming in then I'll be booking - I did enjoy it more than ACL.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

it was always an ambitious/odd choice of revival. a tour was planned and i assume they will continue with the tour to try and claw some money back. although im not sure how well a tour would do

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

View Postlucyrara, on 21 June 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

Very sad news but it's had a good run and was originally only meant to be a limited run until July anyway. I wonder if John and Scarlett will now stay on an extra 2 weeks? As they're both meant to be leaving mid August I think. Although John will be away on his honeymoon when it closes, I believe, with his husband (who is also in the show). If not I guess it'll be Gary Watson as Zach and maybe Lucy Adcock as Cassie. For the last 2 weeks. Now thinking what might go into the Palladium before the X Factor thing. Please not Scrooge again!

Scrooge is on tour this Christmas - see BKL website.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

There are two sets as it has previous toured (2005 with Shane Ritchie) and been in West End (2005 with Tommy Steele) at same time

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

It won't be Scrooge.. Only about 30 people a night watched it last time it was on!

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Finally got to see Chorus Line last week, really like the show but only seen it amateur before. Only paid £22 and got upgraded to the royal circle in row g so was pretty chuffed, was still about a third empty and presumably the upper circle was closed completely.

Absolutely loved the show, just what I expected and thought the cast were generally excellent, though not overly keen on John Partrdige if I'm honest. Stand outs for me were Leigh Zimmerman and the girl who sang 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' name escapes me and don't have the programme to hand. Thought there was really high energy, great acting and suitable dancing. Did think the sound went off a few times which I know other posters have said.

Got the souvenier programme which is pricey than some at £10 but it is very good to be fair and quite thick with a lot of photos and stuff. Sad to see the show close as I would love to go again, do wonder why it didn't open somewhere smaller, it was never going to fill the Palladium! Can see why others don't like the show and find it a bit boring as generally just stood in a line talking but I really thought the acting and singing was good enough to keep me interested throughout.

I'd highly recommend it to anyone who hasnt yet been, especially if you can get such good value tickets

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

I just got back from seeing this for the 3rd time. Really love it more and more each time!
Can also see why it's not to everyone's taste, and it did take me a while to get into it the first time I saw it. But I find the show very inspirational and the dancing beautiful. In a way, I love that it's such a simple show (no sets, no big costumes, no scene changes etc) because it brings all the attention on the characters and it works as it's such a strong cast (both acting and dancing-wise!). Hope to see it one more time before it closes.
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