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The Wind In The Willows - The New Musical (Stiles & Drewe)


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#21 wetheatreboy

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

View Postjaqs, on 11 November 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

Stiles and Drewe are great, write great stuff. But they havnt had a long runner.

I don't know if Poppins counts, but that wasn't a flop...

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

Their work in poppins was excellent and blended seamlessly with the original work (I personally think they would have been a better fit for charlie and the chocolate factory). However it doesnt really count as poppins name and the original songs sold that.

Unless they do something unique and spectacular to draw crowds I cant see this being a big seller. Theres been so many versions of this, it sounds like more of a small scale kids show

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

View PostTitan, on 13 November 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

Their work in poppins was excellent and blended seamlessly with the original work (I personally think they would have been a better fit for charlie and the chocolate factory). However it doesnt really count as poppins name and the original songs sold that.

Unless they do something unique and spectacular to draw crowds I cant see this being a big seller. Theres been so many versions of this, it sounds like more of a small scale kids show

I completely agree... (You don't see that often on this forum!)

#24 wickedgrin

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

I completely agree too! It must be the glass of wine!

#25 jaqs

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

Me also and no wine yet.

#26 wetheatreboy

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

Unconfirmed rumours abound that Jamie Hendry is struggling to raise finance for the production... I certainly hope that's not the case! But it does seem to match with some of the comments mentioned so far on this forum about what the unique selling point of this show will be...

Also, does anyone know why there are two productions of Wind in the Willows following on pretty closely after each other (The ROH and this one). Is it recently out of copyright or something?

#27 jaqs

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:39 AM

The Royal ballet one isn't new, it's been done several times before.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

According to wikipedia Kenneth Grahame died in 1932 so if the usual copyright laws apply The Wind In The Willows became public domain on 1st Jan, 2003. Particular dramatisations will have their own copyright but I can't see any issue with anyone making their own new one.
Ooh, that Bernadette Shaw - what a chatterbox!

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

View Postjaqs, on 19 November 2013 - 10:39 AM, said:

The Royal ballet one isn't new, it's been done several times before.
Ah, I didn't know that...




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