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#11 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Of course they will keep it in!! Its musical theatre, the story wont change due to recent events, although i think they will definatly have announcement saying "In memory" or something

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

I gather Peter Morgan is addressing the audience before tonight's The Audience.

View PostHonoured Guest, on 08 April 2013 - 01:21 PM, said:

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 - 05:53 PM

I sincerely hope that they don't change anything - I would be against even an announcement! I loathed her politics, and the eulogies of her life are making me nauseous already. Particular from Tory politicians who are collectively forgetting that she did not retire of her own free will, nor was she defeated at election, the Tory cabinet kicked her out of office as she was so unpopular!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

No shes not, who is, but to celebrate her death and be glad is crass

Personally i wish out politicians today had the balls she did.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

I remember how truly awful things were before she came to power, like Greece is now but worse, inflation of 25%, permanent strikes, power cuts.  The Dominic Sandbrook history of the period is worth a read. Most posters here don't know that , or choose to forget. Also all you lefties must be vaguely conflicted, on the one hand bleating over the death of the coal industry but on the other hand advocating exactly that to stop The Climate Disruption, in retrospect Maggie was a green campaigner ahead of her time, no ?.

To paraphrase Stewart Lee: Everyone hated her. It was surprising she was elected. Three times.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

i remember 1979 with its 1.4 million unemployment that Thatcher took great delight in doubling as soon as she could.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

According to Killian's Twitter (he plays Tony) - they took a vote on it at the top of act 2, and the result was unanimously in favour of keeping Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher.

#18 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

I wonder if there was an announcement at either show tonight...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 08 April 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

To paraphrase Stewart Lee: Everyone hated her. It was surprising she was elected. Three times.

Greed.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

I was growing up in the industrial West of Scotland when Thatcher was PM.  I don't have much to thank her for, but one thing that she did was bring an outburst of creativity in community theatre.  My first theatre experiences were Wildcat Stage Productions and 7:84 Scotland playing community centres and town halls, and that was what turned me on to theatre; Glasgow Girls at Stratford East was the last show that had that same type of energy.  Clearly my tastes have broadened since those days; but if the local outrage at her policies hadn't prompted community theatre to the extent that it did who knows if I would be here (and in theatres around London) these days...




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