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The Sound Of Music, Regents Park


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#11 jamescrispy94

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

Show pics are here http://www.whatsonst...ld-i_31446.html no full view shots of the outdoor stage though but you can sort of get a jist of the scenery

#12 Boob

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

It's set in a house-come-abbey-come-mountain.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

Here's some more including the house-come-abbey-come-mountain as described by Boob http://contentcube.c...rsion=undefined
www.frontrowdress.com

#14 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

Looks very Tuscan



#15 ABowlerHat

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

I didn't realise Julie Andrews was playing Maria...

#16 jaqs

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

The Lisel looks a lot older than maria in the pictures.

Hope to see it if I have a sunny day free.

#17 MrBarnaby

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

I'm still not convinced. I think it shows they are struggling to find musicals to do.

Having said that , Michael Xavier looks very dashing.
Can Wakefield sing it well enough? I don't remember her having a very good voice.. ?

#18 James84

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:36 PM

Sadly I thought this was one of the most disappointing productions I've seen this year.

I was expecting so much more from a great musical in a fantastic setting, but it fell well short of the usual standard of musicals at the Open Air Theatre.

The direction and staging felt very clunky and uninspired, much like the choreography and the set didn't feel right.

The ensemble is too small for the grandness needed in some scenes and the small band struggle to carries the big score.

Charlotte Wakefield did make a great Maria with a lovely voice and a good manner about her, but I found Michael Xavier totally unconvincing as the Captain. I thought Liesl and Rolf were miscast and their dance break in "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" felt very awkward.

Overall I felt very underwhelmed - but that's just my opinion.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 30 July 2013 - 07:03 AM, said:

I still don't h see stand why they are doing this so soon after the palladium version.
isn't SoM the musical equivalent of  Midsummer Nights Dream, Nutcracker and Carmen? a guaranteed bums on seats cash cow. Which they may need in these financially gloomy times. So many theatres are holding back on employing Katie Mitchell to set something in  a dilapidated country house and instead staging Boheme, Barnum and Brigadoon with billyo!

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

considering the flop that was ragtime its no surprise they went for a crowd pleaser and its a good fit for the venue. plus its been a good few years since the palladium version.

funnily enough,  dream is a shakespeare play i tendto avoid




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