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My Fair Lady @ The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield


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#21 Mark_21

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 31 December 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

It would cost a fortune to redesign the show to sit in a west end theatre and they won't spend that.

I've not seen it and I'm sure it's great, but the brilliant National Theatre version is still pretty fresh in people's minds.

If you haven't seen the production, how do you know what it would cost to re-design? It's a very simple design with the majority of the set on a small revolve and the rest of the stage open and items such as chairs brought on by the actors. It's certainly not a complex set design. The exits/entrances and staging would need re-gigging but certainly nothing too difficult.

I saw this in its previews and we both loved it! We wanted to return to Sheffield to see it once again thinking it wouldn't transfer but it sold out :( so I'm really hopeful of a transfer with or without Mr West!! I think the Gielgud theatre would be a great venue as the show isn't that big and could come in after The Audience finishes in June. But anything is possible in the world of Theatre!
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Billy Elliot is booking regional venues so closure is strong possibility. plus there have been loads of discounts in last four months or so

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

View PostTitan, on 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

Billy Elliot is booking regional venues so closure is strong possibility. plus there have been loads of discounts in last four months or so

When they had that early booking offer for it where they offer top price tickets for £20, £30 and £40 Monday-Saturday, it's not a good sign as I imagine it's not cheap to run. Wonder when they'll announce it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

The National production was in 2001, so I think 12 years on it's not too fresh in the public's mind!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Chichester festivals private lives goes into the Gielgud after The Audience

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Billy Elliot is contracting new cast members for 3 months only, so it is definitely on the way out.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

View Posttheatreliker, on 04 January 2013 - 06:03 PM, said:

I'd be surprised if Let It Be lasts until then. So The River can't still be fitted in? Wanted to see it. Also doesn't look like the Royal Court have released the script in their shop.

Sadly, I suspect Let It Be might last out the year.

They definitely did release the script - though I guess it's very possible it sold well and they were waiting for a restock when you went.

View PostFireFingers, on 05 January 2013 - 01:43 AM, said:

Billy Elliot is contracting new cast members for 3 months only, so it is definitely on the way out.

I'll consider that as a closure notice then. I doubt the Victoria station rebuild works has exactly helped them, however it definitely has been on the way out for a long while.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

BUT, and I think it is a strong possibility, *IF* Billy Elliot closes then I think the VicPalace will too, whilst the stage is demolished and rebuilt. The development behind and alongside is in full swing, they have planning permission, listed building consent, and it is very much now or never.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Great article. Interesting swearing – I’m guessing the PR department of Sheffield Theatres didn’t read it first!
Nothing confirmed but a London transfer with Carly Bawden looks promising
http://www.guardian....cible-backstage

and now for some rather good pictures
http://www.guardian....kstage-pictures

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Yesterday evening was a Q&A after the performance of My Fair Lady. Of course the question was asked if it will transfer to London. Answer: they are still working hard on it to bring it to London as an Original Crucible production, if possible with all the same cast members.
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