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#1 Monteverdi

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

well that's going to be an awkward and unique evening at Billy Elliot and The Audience tonight. They can't ignore the event, and the audience certainly won't let them ignore it. I wonder how the Company manager will treat the performance tonight. Politics aside, I was always uncomfortable about that song in Billy Elliot, especially with young kids around. That's not me being prudish but what an easy target.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

Rejoice!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

I imagine that at both shows they will have a little word at the end or something and say the show was performed in her memory or something along those lines!
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

I would hope they'd have a pre-show announcement, rather than post.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

I hope Billy Elliot keeps the song in - agree or not, it's how a significant proportion of the country felt at the time. And probably still feels.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Will the line now be "further from" instead of "closer to..." ?

Many of my formative years were under her tenure and I hated it and her politics but I can't rejoice at her death. Anyway, the damage she did is still happening and being felt today so even if I was that vindictive, her death wouldn't make any difference.

It makes me shudder to say that she was the last genuinely radical British PM. Not in a good way, but she was.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

if anyone is in either of the companies of Billy Elliot and The Audience, please do report back after tonight. It's going to be an uncomfortable and sensitive evening I suspect.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

Surely they'll have to change it ?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

View PostBackdrifter, on 08 April 2013 - 01:06 PM, said:

Will the line now be "further from" instead of "closer to..." ?

Many of my formative years were under her tenure and I hated it and her politics but I can't rejoice at her death. Anyway, the damage she did is still happening and being felt today so even if I was that vindictive, her death wouldn't make any difference.

It makes me shudder to say that she was the last genuinely radical British PM. Not in a good way, but she was.

Billy Elliot is set in the mid 1980s, not the present or the future, so the line will not be changed!!!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

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