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Chichester & West End 2013

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#41 Jamiem

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

View PostJamiem, on 26 December 2012 - 07:26 PM, said:



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#42 wickedgrin

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

View PostJamiem, on 11 January 2013 - 01:42 AM, said:

Told yer
How very well informed you are! Christopher Fitzgerald.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Christopher Fitzgerald is supremely talented but he is not a leading man.  They tried him in that role in Minskey's and he couldn't make it happen.  He can certainly play Barnum but can he carry the show?
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#44 IanR

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed him in Finian's Rainbow on Broadway . Could work

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

As I have said before Chichester have such a good reputation with musicals at the moment that any show there does not need a "star" name to carry it. So as long as it is a great production it should do well.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

You say that, but look at Sweeney! That had names and still struggled. Singin In The Rain and Kiss Me Kate are classic Hollywood movies that are well lodged in the public consience with lots of widely famous songs.

Barnum is a risk

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

View Postwickedgrin, on 11 January 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

As I have said before Chichester have such a good reputation with musicals at the moment that any show there does not need a "star" name to carry it. So as long as it is a great production it should do well.
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#48 Steve10086

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

I've never been to CFT but would be tempted by a good production of Barnum, which I've always wanted to see.

Is it possible to get back to London from the theatre after a evening show, or should I be considering a matinee or planning to stay overnight in the area?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

A lot of cast travel back to London after the show.
You can get to the station walking quickly in 10 mins - but some people take their bikes!
The last sensible train is 22.40 and takes about 1.50 mins.
Any later train goes all round the houses and takes about 6 hours - yes 6 hours.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Thanks.  Would have a long Tube right once I got back to London, so looks like a matinee would be best.




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