New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham.The Regions Sahftesbury?
Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:11 AM
From what I can remember this theatre has always had its share of bad luck which makes me wonder is this theatre destined to ever fulfill any potential that may be there? After all it has lasted 112 years so far...
Personally I think it is a nice theatre in a city with which it should be able to attract product. but the quality productions that do arrive there are few and far between and have been for many years. I just wondered what others users thought of this theatre?
I would also like to say that this isn't me having a moan, I do like the theatre and personally thinks it serves a purpose to the city. I just wondered what others thought.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:26 AM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:35 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:57 PM
as you say it has been there along time , i know it used to attract great shows in the 80`s & 90` but they now tend to go to the hipp who have invested a great deal in backstage and front of house fascilities , also a lot of the shows they have are often at grand wolves or malvern around the same time i would much rather go to Malvern as smaller theatre so better view and some times cheaper tickets and also do standby club which can save £££.
and dont forget the REP too as opens soon .i used to go to grand wolves many times but as there ticket prices went up and up i stopped
just an aside but i didnt realise the ICC had a full theatre audatorium until watchin BGT its so underused anyone else know anything about it poss called Quayside theatre
Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:46 PM
* Silverlink used to have a very useful and very busy 22:50 most-stations service from Birmingham New Street to London Euston. Then it was split: Central ran a train from New Street to Northampton and Silverlink ran a service from Northampton to London, the latter train departing Northampton just before the former arrived. Neither train company could explain why preventing connections (and losing the majority of the passengers) made sense, and both companies were adamant that they would not change their timings under any circumstances. It's still that way today, even in the hands of a new operator. So I don't go to the Alex any more.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:59 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:31 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:12 PM
Not to say there haven't been any shows recently that I regret not booking, i.e. One Man Two Guvnors, Chicago, Sweeney Todd or Scrooge (which I later saw at the Hippodrome anyways) but it seems the line up is mostly one-nighters like comedians, psychics, singers and kids shows.
However I can't help thinking that there have some recent Hippodrome shows that have looked to small there and probably would have been better suited to the Alex such as Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors, the countless number of Blood Brothers visits (however I suppose that's due to the combination of the popularity and the larger capacity).
Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:48 AM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:35 PM
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