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Best Fringe Musicals You've Ever Seen


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#1 cat123

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Just so I don't clog up the Victor/Victoria topic anymore I pose the question... What are the best musicals you've ever seen on the fringe?

Mine are:

Mack & Mabel @ Southwark Playbouse
Austentatious @ The Landor
Pippin @ Menier Chocolate Factory
Bright Lights, Big City @ Hoxton Hall

#2 Cactus

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Parade at the Southwark Playhouse was amazing, in particular thanks to its terrific cast.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

Soho Cinders at the Soho Theatre was great.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:01 AM

Marguerite at the Tabard, Ragtime at the Landor, Floyd Collins and The Busybody at Southwark Playhouse, Jekyll & Hyde at the Union, Betwixt at the Trafalgar are some fairly recent Fringe productions I really liked.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

I only saw the 2009 UK tour but judging by the promo footage, Little Shop of Horrors looked excellent at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Would have loved to have been that close to the plant and also see Sheridan Smith and Alistar McGowan's performances.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

Top of the list has to be Thrill Me - Tristan Bates, but agree with Bright Lights Big City at Hoxton, Parade, Mack & Mabel, Floyd Collins at Southwark.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Morten Aagaard (DK)

WEST END:
Phantom of the Opera x17 | Love Never Dies x3 | Lion King x2 | Wicked x3 | Oliver x2 | Evita x2 | Wizard of Oz | We Will Rock You | Sister Act | Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat | Sound of Music | Les Miserables | Sunset Boulevard | Spamalot | Thriller Live | Avenue Q | Hair | Spamalot | Hairspray | Billy Elliot | Priscilla Queen of the Desert | Dirty Dancing | Sweeney Todd | Matilda x2 | Top Hat | Book of Mormon | Stephen Ward | Once | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory |

FRINGE:
Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory) | The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory) | Titanic (Southwark Playhouse) x2 | Urinetown (St. James) | The Beautiful Game (Union) |

BROADWAY:
Phantom of the Opera x2 | Evita | Jesus Christ Superstar |

COPENHAGEN:
Phantom of the Opera x4 | Les Miserables x2 | Beauty and the Beast | Love Never Dies |

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

After the Turn at the Courtyard Theatre and Soho Cinders at the Soho Theatre

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

Glad to see people remember Bright Lights, Big City at Hoxton Hall - that really was a great production.

Also Parade and, especially, Floyd Collins at Southwark Playhouse.

Lucky Stiff at the Landor.

Bells Are Ringing, Bernarda Alba, The Baker's Wife, and, most recently, Call Me Madam at the Union.

Does the Menier count as Fringe?  If so, then The Last Five Years, Sweet Charity and Road Show.
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#10 cat123

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

View Postmallardo, on 29 October 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:

Glad to see people remember Bright Lights, Big City at Hoxton Hall - that really was a great production.

I loved it! It's a great piece with a catchy score and there were some amazing people in the cast.




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