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#11 canadian_turtle

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Long time lurker, but first time poster as I wanted to share how much I loved this show. I too saw the third performance and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. The story itself is beautiful (and because it's based on real people I somehow connected to it more than I usually do), there are some wonderful songs in it and overal I thought the performances were very good. They're not 100% yet, there was some fluffing up of lines and staging but I think those will be ironed out before the show officially opens next week.

Highly recommend it! :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

I thought it was dull, without really much of a story (guy makes some films then designs some houses) and I couldn't even remember the songs while they were being sung. More Biograph Girl than Mack and Mabel.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Here's a little behind the scenes video that Dylan tweeted a link to http://m.youtube.com...eature=youtu.be

Hope that works!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

So I saw this last night. It was good. Any news on this (if at all) transferring or a cast recording?
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

View PostAnthony, on 24 February 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:

Any news on this (if at all) transferring or a cast recording?

I asked for a cast recording when I saw the show earlier on in previews and was told that many people had already asked for one and they do want to make it. They'll announce more info on the social media outlets when they have it.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

I thought this was great and really enjoyable, unlike Gay's The Word and Mack And Mabel, from both of which I escaped at the interval (I know I'm in a minority there) and I loved the costumes.  I agree that William Haines didn't seem a particularly likeable character but It's not really all about him, despite the name of the show - it's a large and lively cast.  There was actually so much to take in that I'd quite like to see it again, and I can't recall thinking that about a show before.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

You didn't like Mack & Mabel? Wow.

I saw this last night, primarily for the cast (I loved Rock of Ages & Chicago so it was Dylan and Vivien that got me to go) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It put a huge smile on my face and encouraged me to find out more about the man. I live the old Hollywood musicals, Mack & Mabel, Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain... I love the era with the glamour and style. I will be back to this for sure and I will join in the call for a cast recording!

I thougy Dylan was superb as a leading man, this suited his voice down to a T. I thought the chemistry between Dylan, Bradley and Faye was a joy to watch. One more thing... There are some very beautiful boys in this cast ;)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

3 stars from The Independent: http://www.independe...on-8510234.html

3 stars from The Guardian: http://www.guardian....made-man-review

4 stars from the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph...tre-review.html

4 stars from The Arts Desk: http://www.theartsde...an-arts-theatre

4 stars from The Public Reviews: http://www.thepublic...theatre-london/

Also, if you quote code TAILOR20 on the phone or online 020 7836 8463 http://www.thetailormademanlondon.com, you can purchase top price tickets for £20.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Well, you guys have got me intrigued.  I was looking for something to see this weekend and I think I've found it.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

Yes, go!  I'd go again if I could.




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