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#1 harveyjnr

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

This looks like a juicy wonderful show and cast coming into town this summer. so far we know we've got Cynthia Erivo (sister act) in the role of Celie.
any other casting news!?

#2 lesterf

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

The cast will include Cynthia Erivo (Sister Act, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) as Celie, Nicola Hughes (Porgy & Bess - Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical) as Shug, Adebayo Bolaji (Ghost the Musical) as Harpo and Abiona Omonua (Legally Blonde) as Nettie.


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#3 Coggit

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

Really excited for this. I read The Colour Purple for my A-Level a few years back and loved it. I discovered the musical a little time later and ordered the cast album.
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#4 Mothers Younger Brother

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

Does anyone have any photos of the auditorium for the Menier? I googled it but I'm not sure if what I'm getting is it..

#5 jaqs

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

The configuration changes for each show.

#6 EmiCardiff

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

Leon Lopez has been cast also according to his bio in 'Rent in Concert'
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#7 Titan

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Anyone know the ticket prices for this?

#8 lesterf

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

I just rang Menier asking that this morning - £27.50 for previews and £29.50 for the others !

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:33 PM

Just saw third preview of this.

Stripped back sets than what wouldve been in a bigger production - the cast was phenomenal tonight (Cynthia's voiced was amazing). I had people blubbering next to me and all around the theatre including the cast.

Instant standing ovation from most (but i'm getting a bit jaded on standing ovations nowadays as i feel they are too much of a standard response).

However, I just didn't get as touched as most were. It could be due to the seat (side view) that maybe didn't let me get into it as much as i would like.  But go see for a good night out.

#10 Jon

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:58 PM

I wonder if they'll transfer to the West End for a limited run, I have my doubts given that Merrily wasn't a hit but you never know.




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