X Factor The Musical To The Palladium
Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:29 AM
This show will either sink or swim but correct casting will help it alot.
Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:48 AM
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:19 PM
I really think Harry Hill could have been the saving grace seeing as (although mainstream) has retained an alternative streak to his humour.
However with the X Factor logo stamped all over it and SyCo involved, I doubt it can be that satirical.
It could have had potential to be a new Jerry Springer the Opera (sans death threats).
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:51 PM
2004: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
2008: Mamma Mia
2009: Sound Of Music, Les Miserables, The Woman In Black
2012: Wicked, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Ghost, Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of The Opera (UK Tour), Matilda, Sweeney Todd, Taboo (Brixton), Wicked, Wicked
2013: Lift (Soho), The Book Of Mormon, Avenue Q (Off-Broadway), Newsies (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Pippin (Broadway), The Lion King.
2013: A Chorus Line, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, We Will Rock You (UK Tour), Wicked (UK Tour), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Les Miserables, Wicked
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:54 PM
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:07 AM
I can really see this adopting the same sort of style as 'Jerry Springer The Opera'. What I cannot fathom is the demographic they are aiming this at because it isn't going to be suitable for children as they will just not understand the concept or point of it all. So they have eliminated a family audience, which I always thought was what the Palladium was about? It just seems likely to be a bit of a flash in the pan.
Also, does nobody fancy the return of an all-star Palladium Christmas pantomime?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:16 PM
Regarding "I Can't Sing" the X Factor musical I still think I am going to wake up and realise it was just a dream/nightmare! It could be hilarious with Harry Hill on the book ( but I thought that about Jennifer Saunders on Viva Forever) but with Syco (Simon Cowells) company co-producing this I cannot see it being too scathing of the original. I just cannot see what audience this is aiming at. The casting will be interesting. It could be full of X Factor rejects? Oh dear god!
The best skit on the X Factor/Pop Idol is Ben Elton's book Chart Throb!
Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:33 PM