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#41 armadillo

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:37 PM

View PostMinsky, on 29 June 2013 - 08:01 PM, said:

A friend of mine had a role in a musical where she had to come between the leading man and his osonice girlfriend.  
She was boo'd every night and eventually found the whole thing very demoralising and moved on.

I suspect that any performer, having given a good performance, would be concerned if they got the boos, because many people would not appreciate the fact that it is the character getting the bird not the actor.
Really? What show was it? I have *never* heard booing outside a panto though I know it happens for some shows in the cartoonish way given above, it always seems to be for men who play up to it. Never heard of it directed towards a woman who just happened to be playing a slightly unsympathetic character before. And she really left a job because of it?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 29 June 2013 - 10:37 PM, said:

Really? What show was it? I have *never* heard booing outside a panto though I know it happens for some shows in the cartoonish way given above, it always seems to be for men who play up to it. Never heard of it directed towards a woman who just happened to be playing a slightly unsympathetic character before. And she really left a job because of it?
quite a recent one, that toured and played the West End

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:01 AM

I heard a couple of boos - amidst the applause - for the actors who play the scheming Brother Boxer and Sister Boxer in The Amen Corner yesterday.  The actors smiled and nodded - they understood.  Hard to imagine actors taking it any other way.
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

There was a lot of booing for Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly at the ENO. The performer revelled in it
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hadley Fraser got boos in Les Mis quite often. And Mark Letheren who plays the stalker in Bodygard gets boos every time.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:46 AM

View PostMinsky, on 30 June 2013 - 09:25 AM, said:

quite a recent one, that toured and played the West End
I'm sure someone else can work it out. But she really left paid employment because of it? Extraordinary.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

I'd have thought it was quite the compliment when playing a dislikable character.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

Maybe her part mirrored her own personal behaviour and so she felt the booing personally, even if it was intended for the character, which seems much more probable.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

Mallardo was that at the  Saturday matinee of Amen Corner? I was at the evening but didn't notice booing (there was an inappropriate laugh at the very end though)
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Yes, the matinee - sorry I missed you.  There were a couple of boos from people near where I was sitting.  All in the spirit of things.
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