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#401 Titan

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

I hadnt noticed Wonkas face in the factory part of the logo before until the end of that (very good) EPK

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostTitan, on 26 June 2013 - 10:32 AM, said:

I hadnt noticed Wonkas face in the factory part of the logo before until the end of that (very good) EPK

Yeah I hadn't noticed that either until @DruryLaneTours on twitter said can you see his face in the logo. Took me like half an hour to see it haha

#403 wickedgrin

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

Well all good reviews I would say apart from Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail - but who takes any notice of anything Quentin Letts or the Daily Mail have to say anyway. It is clearly a lavish show that ticks all the boxes for a family trip to the theatre (albeit expensive). Spectacular sets and effects, a great story and of course kids on stage - it ticks all the boxes and does what it says on the tin.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Just saw the trailer, looks great, and already im hmming one of the songs, think its called (Dont pinch me charlie) really looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

Goodness - that showreel reveals a lot!  Glad I saw the show before watching that.  I also hadn't noticed Wonka's head hidden in the logo.  It's a similar trick that Dewynters used on the original Miss Saigon logo (face in helicopter slipstream).  Once you have seen it, you always see it.

The reviews summed up my feelings for the show.  It looks great but musically this was a disappointment for me.  It's a huge task to trasfer a well known film that everyone knows so well to the stage.  I felt Mary Poppins made that transition better.  In Mary Poppins, people seemed to like the mix of the original songs they knew plus enough new material by Stiles & Drewe (which generally fitted well with the original stuff) & further character development (e.g. of the Mrs Banks character) to enhance what they knew from the film.  

I'm sure it will do good business for a few years and I would imagine it needs to do very well just to cover the running costs.

#406 MrBarnaby

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

Well I will certainly be going back to see it. Here's hoping it has a long run. If I was a child seeing this I know I'd be in seventh heaven.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Looks pretty good judging from the showreel! :)

It is interesting to see they have not strictly racially cast Violet too that could be nice to see what each actress brings to the role. :)
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

View PostLoopyjohn, on 26 June 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Goodness - that showreel reveals a lot!  Glad I saw the show before watching that.  I also hadn't noticed Wonka's head hidden in the logo.  It's a similar trick that Dewynters used on the original Miss Saigon logo (face in helicopter slipstream).  Once you have seen it, you always see it.

The reviews summed up my feelings for the show.  It looks great but musically this was a disappointment for me.  It's a huge task to trasfer a well known film that everyone knows so well to the stage.  I felt Mary Poppins made that transition better.  In Mary Poppins, people seemed to like the mix of the original songs they knew plus enough new material by Stiles & Drewe (which generally fitted well with the original stuff) & further character development (e.g. of the Mrs Banks character) to enhance what they knew from the film.  

I'm sure it will do good business for a few years and I would imagine it needs to do very well just to cover the running costs.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

I'm going to London in August. For me the music is very important in musicals, and I really like Andrew Lloyd Webbers music. Would you recommend Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to an ALW-fan?
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:32 PM

View PostMorten Aagaard, on 26 June 2013 - 07:20 PM, said:

I'm going to London in August. For me the music is very important in musicals, and I really like Andrew Lloyd Webbers music. Would you recommend Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to an ALW-fan?

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