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#151 mrtheatre123

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

Just seen Nigel is also in series 3 of Mount Pleasant so he will have been on the TV a bit before this opens! Good publicity!

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostTitan, on 04 September 2013 - 11:35 AM, said:

Digital Spy have put up some of the 'best' lyrics.  Some are clever and funny, but some are awful

http://www.digitalsp...est-lyrics.html


Oops, I was quite amused by them all. I can only compare it to Viva Forever so it won't take much to be a success in my eyes - simply be a little bit better than awful. Even though I really hate X Factor sometimes, I've watched every episode for 10 years so I will be wanting to see this. I still can't believe it's going into the Palladium.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

First listen over at Digital Spy.

http://www.digitalsp...rst-listen.html
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#154 QuincyMD

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

Jesus wept, if thats the best they have then we'd better go during previews as this wont last long.
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

It certainly brings out the stupid sob stories they present on the TV show - it depends how well it's staged, and they will gauge at how well it works in front of the audience before they make any changes in previews.

I think it needs more added to it in order to move the plot forward, as it starts in the same place it's ended.  

At least it's musically *quite* interesting!
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

And this one...

http://www.whatsonst...le-s_31865.html

I don't know. I quite like them. :-)

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

Yes - that's a great parody of the Dianne Warren female warble-y ballad that the show has.  Good stuff!   It's reminiscent of I Can't Live if Living is Without You.  

I loved the line about quavers.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

Ok some of the lyrics are a bit of a miss but some are Hysterical....Combine that with Cynthia Erivo's voice and i aint got no problems!...i've seen and heard alot worse...Genuinely really like the I Can't Sing song...and Please Simon is really funny to.....this show seems to grow on me more and more.....have now booked tickets for the previews.....

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

So Cynthia Erivo  sings "I cant sing" when clearly she can. So not sure what to make of that really. But at least it's an original musical score so we must kneel and give thanks for that at least. But new does not necessarily mean good.

It will be fascinating to see if this is a success or not. It could go either way. Certainly Simon Cowell has enough cash to ensure it gets loads of marketing and PR and prop it up if necessary. So perhaps we will never know if it's a success or not. But the Palladium is a HUGE theatre to fill 8 shows a week with a completely new show. All the other musicals there have been revivals or stage to screen adaptations with a proven box office appeal.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Was very anti this piece when I heard of it but after listening to the two songs and the casting so far, I'll give this a go I think :)
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