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#1 paultheatre

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:49 AM

Nick Hytner to direct at the National.  Potential/likely W/E transfer.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:29 AM

GREAT NEWS!! Sign me up for tickets!!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Excellent! Hytner has obviously got over his musical phobia.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

Everything's coming up roses

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Is this not a little too soon after The Curve's production?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

This from Wikipedia:

2013 Chichester Festival Theatre revival
Imelda Staunton will star as Rose in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Gypsy in the fall of 2013. The production will be directed by Jonathan Kent. Both Staunton and Kent worked on the 2011/2012 Chichester production of Sweeney Todd which transferred to London's West End in March 2012. Because of refurbishment to the Chichester main theatre venue, Gypsy is expected to either open in London or another regional theatre.[40]

Eh???????

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Chichester has long been the rumoured venue for the Imelda production, there was also another rumour of the National Theatre doing a version but the two were never linked before.  Still not sold on Imelda in the role but either way good news

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

It should be confirmed in Hytner's annual press conference towards the end of this month.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

View PostLaughingmonsta, on 03 January 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

Is this not a little too soon after The Curve's production?

Is it? Why? Do many Londoners go to Leicester? There hasn't been a professional London production since the 1970s I think so I'd say this is very overdue.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

View Postarmadillo, on 03 January 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:

Is it? Why? Do many Londoners go to Leicester? There hasn't been a professional London production since the 1970s I think so I'd say this is very overdue.
Not since the original production in the 70s with Angela Lansbury, while it has been revived on Broadway almost constantly. I imagine that this must be true as Paul is always reliable when it comes to announcing this sort of thing! Will be great to finally see a production of Gypsy, especially at the National as it means reasonable priced seats!
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