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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

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#371 KevinUK

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 22 June 2013 - 11:15 AM, said:

I don't know when you saw it Kevin but by all accounts most of the work in previews has happened to tightening Act 2 plus of course the proper elevator is in now

I saw the first preview. My favourite part if Act 2 was actually Pure Imagination, and I didn't feel that the elevator was needed, funnily enough.

Don't get me wrong - I really enjoyed it as a west end show: I didn't even get hyped about it before I saw it either - it's just that after seeing it I felt that they missed an opportunity to create a potential west end classic.

Had they got it spot on it could have been up there with the greats because as a book it's *that* loved. From what I've heard that's exactly what they might have achieved with Matilda (which in fairness I've yet to see). It's just a shame this doesn't seem to be getting the same adoration.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:49 PM

A semi-official online review from Peter Brown of londontheatre:

http://londontheatre...rymusical13.htm

It will be interesting to see if the critics take to it in quite the same way!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 22 June 2013 - 06:28 PM, said:

I'm not sure anyone on here would miss me quite frankly!
Hey Mr B. I've quite liked your comments on all the threads in the last few days.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

View Postsushisamba, on 22 June 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

A semi-official online review from Peter Brown of londontheatre:

http://londontheatre...rymusical13.htm

It will be interesting to see if the critics take to it in quite the same way!

I think they'll take the same line - it's good, but Matilda's better. They've timed it well though, with the school holidays up and coming.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

Apparently the elevator didn't work at the matinee yesterday

#376 MrBarnaby

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

Comparing it to Matilda is so lazy. That's a small quirky show, this is a big family spectacular.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

Controversial MrBaranby ... Matilda may not be in a massive theatre but I wouldn't call it "small" !!!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 23 June 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

Comparing it to Matilda is so lazy. That's a small quirky show, this is a big family spectacular.
It's not lazy- they're both original musicals based on books by the same author, each with a child protagonist. It's an obvious and credible comparison to make. And if anything, I thought Matilda was more impressive visually than Charlie.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Not sure if this is the right thread to post this under but there are behind the scenes photos on Broadwayworld.com  http://westend.broad...ACTORY-20130624
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 23 June 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

It's not lazy- they're both original musicals based on books by the same author, each with a child protagonist. It's an obvious and credible comparison to make. And if anything, I thought Matilda was more impressive visually than Charlie.

Ditto, not to mention the songs are infinitely more memorable. It's a shame Charlie isn't better from that point of view, even in the interval I couldn't remember any tunes from the first half.




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