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#1 Schuttep

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Summer 2013 Directed by John Doyle, according to the Menier's Supporters' magazine.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Ohhh how exciting. I love John Doyle’s vision – although prefer it when it’s not actor musician ...

Any other news from the magazine many thanks :D

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Wow.  Interesting choice.  I saw the Broadway production and found it surprisingly good and surprisingly moving.  It plays on stage a lot better than it sounds on the OBCR.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

I find this another weird choice for the venue, as much as I love a lot of the score.

I wish they would buckle down and do some Kander and Ebb, which would suit the venue perfectly.  The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit...?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

View PostBoob, on 29 November 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

I wish they would buckle down and do some Kander and Ebb, which would suit the venue perfectly.  The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit...?

Agreed. Surely it’s time for the London revival of Kiss of the spider woman

Also Pal Joey would work so well in there ...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Reich - there is an international option out on professional productions Kiss of the Spider Woman, which means there will be no professional production any time soon, the only versions you will see are Am Dram
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

View PostLaughingmonsta, on 03 December 2012 - 11:36 AM, said:

Reich - there is an international option out on professional productions Kiss of the Spider Woman, which means there will be no professional production any time soon, the only versions you will see are Am Dram
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

I'd like to see them do Mame although it was done on a slightly bigger scale, it'd be a good piece for Chichester, Curve or Open Air to do, if they do another Sondheim in the next few years then Company or Assassins,

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

What I would love to see the Menier do is Urinetown.  Has it EVER been done in the UK?
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#10 MrBarnaby

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

They'd murder Mame.. It needs to be done properly with great production values.






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