Menier: Colour Purple
Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:58 PM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:19 AM
The original broadway producers have financed this so I'm sure their intention was always to transfer this to town
Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:47 PM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:27 PM
I'm tempted to go back once it has officially opened but from the previews, i would've only given it 3.5 / 5. For me there was so much story and not enough time to tell it ...
<spoiler> for example, why did Celie suddenly come to accept her ex-husband..why/how did her ex husband change? Harpo and his various relationships..and he opening a diner? etc </end spoilers>
so in a way, while the cast is certainly strong, it wasnt a stand on my feet/must go several times production.
Just my humble 2 cents.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:44 PM
La Chanze was terrific in the lead but never underestimate how far talent can make mediocre material look great.
I suspect the Menier will be the same. Great cast but still the material is hardly going to set the world alight. Its a score that doesn't hang together with a book that can't cope with the scope of the novel.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:53 PM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:19 PM
Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:31 PM
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