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#1 willgrrr

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Taboo's running at the Brixton Clubhouse. Seen it & loved it! - they've got a midnight matinee on Hallowe'en, sounds fun but never been to one. Would you guys recommend after-hours theatre?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

I would be straight there... If it wasn't in Brixton...
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#3 willgrrr

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

I quite like Brixton :)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

What's wrong with Brixton?  The venue is pretty handy  since it's only 50 yards from the tube. My experience of midnight theatre (at Edinburgh) is that I fall asleep though.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

I saw this last night, really good fun. I thought it had a very strong cast and worked very nicely in a smaller space. Pleasently surprised by the boisterous Buttery and thought the changes they made to the ending improved it. A bit of musical theatre geekery for you - during the famer audience participation scene they got Francesca Jackson on stage who I'm guessing was there to support Naimh Perry. Perry by the way was amazing, I look forward to her getting some big roles in the future.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

View Postpaplazaroo, on 12 October 2012 - 07:28 AM, said:

A bit of musical theatre geekery for you - during the famer audience participation scene they got Francesca Jackson on stage who I'm guessing was there to support Naimh Perry. Perry by the way was amazing, I look forward to her getting some big roles in the future.
Niamh is great, did anyone see her in Soho Song Cycle? Also, Buttery is the type of 'name' casting that I agree with. Really suited to the part and a cracking voice.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Don't think I've ever had so much fun at the theatre (well a club above KFC in Brixton). Everything is perfect, the score, newly revised book, performances and fabulous costumes. Paul Baker is truly astonishing as Philip Sallon. I really can't recommend this highly enough (especially if you were a London clubber in the early 1980's) http://www.frontrowd...-sunday-14.html
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

saw the original run in leicester square  7 times which was fab and the tour after , i want to go again next month can anyone reccomend  best seats etc is it worth going for top price or standard ? also is it easy to park ? im so glad paul baker is back he is fantastic . ive always hoped & prayed it would come back
hope it moves back to westend  or tours too , shame they couldnt merge the best of the broadway version with the west end cant wait to see it

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

Its extending til March :)
Open call auditions for new cast.
Anyone know who will be going/staying?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Saw it on Tuesday and thought it was superb. The small venue and being right in among the cast was fantastic.

Sam Buttery was off, but the cast were outstanding. So pleased it's extending.

Having seen it once before on tour and owning the DVD I was pleasantly surprised by the new songs and also the re-writes to strengthen the story - especially Billy's character.





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