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#1 AddisonMizner

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

It looks like a new Watermill Theatre production of CALAMITY JANE, starring Jodie Prenger is going out on tour this year. It's running at Nottingham's Theatre Royal from 7th-11th October 2014:

http://www.trch.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=26615

I love this show, as I've done a production of it myself and have fond memories of it, but I can't say that I'm loving the casting of Jodie in the lead. Nothing against her - I'm just not a fan!
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Possibly she a little to brash?
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

Has anyone any news on where this tour might go?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:23 AM

View PostAddisonMizner, on 10 January 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

It looks like a new Watermill Theatre production of CALAMITY JANE, starring Jodie Prenger is going out on tour this year. It's running at Nottingham's Theatre Royal from 7th-11th October 2014:

http://www.trch.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=26615

I love this show, as I've done a production of it myself and have fond memories of it, but I can't say that I'm loving the casting of Jodie in the lead. Nothing against her - I'm just not a fan!

What a waste. I can think of quite a few people who I would pay to see a few times as Calamity Jane - including several girls from the ALW shows who look and sound just right to me, can act and do US accents, and excel singing that era of songs.  Jodie Prenger wouldn't be  on my list - more like Bab's northern aunty in a Carry On Cowboy version.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:59 PM

View PostAnthony, on 10 January 2014 - 10:30 PM, said:

Possibly she a little to brash?
I rather like Jodie.  She's a bit cabaret, a bit cruise ship and a whole lot of Carry On but she's got a wonderful charisma if you like her 'nudge nudge wink wink' style (which I do).  To me she is kind of Merman-esque in that she probably has a bigger personality than the part requires but I think she'd give 'Calamity Jane' a good go actually.  She's certainly an old style of musical actress and she'd definitely bring out the comedy side of it anyway, she was smashing in 'Spamalot' I thought.  And she'll belt those songs out like nobody's business!!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

View PostRyan, on 12 January 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

I rather like Jodie.  She's a bit cabaret, a bit cruise ship and a whole lot of Carry On but she's got a wonderful charisma if you like her 'nudge nudge wink wink' style (which I do).  To me she is kind of Merman-esque in that she probably has a bigger personality than the part requires but I think she'd give 'Calamity Jane' a good go actually.  She's certainly an old style of musical actress and she'd definitely bring out the comedy side of it anyway, she was smashing in 'Spamalot' I thought.  And she'll belt those songs out like nobody's business!!
I actually agree, she has a decent belty voice and can do comedy and let's face it, calamity jane is a comedy, not some piece of serious, deep theatre. Might work. Always wanted to see this show on stage so quite open to this if it happens.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:42 PM

She was on The Graham Norton show yesterday. She's lost a lot of weight and is promoting a video.    This one WORKS, but a she has been a yoyo dieter for years, we'll wait and see ;-). She also spoke   about Calamity Jane. I'm in the 'liking' her group so if it comes to my home town, I will go and see it. I've seen her quite a few times and boy does she have a voice.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

View PostRyan, on 12 January 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

I rather like Jodie.  She's a bit cabaret, a bit cruise ship and a whole lot of Carry On but she's got a wonderful charisma if you like her 'nudge nudge wink wink' style (which I do).  To me she is kind of Merman-esque in that she probably has a bigger personality than the part requires but I think she'd give 'Calamity Jane' a good go actually.  She's certainly an old style of musical actress and she'd definitely bring out the comedy side of it anyway, she was smashing in 'Spamalot' I thought.  And she'll belt those songs out like nobody's business!!
I agree too. She's not your preferred Lady Macbeth, but what she does she does well.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:35 PM

View PostSchuttep, on 13 January 2014 - 09:17 AM, said:

I agree too. She's not your preferred Lady Macbeth, but what she does she does well.
Oh I don't know, I'd rather like to see her have a go at Lady Macbeth now that you mention it.... :D

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

Intetested to see the show again. Calamity Jane af the Shaftesbury with Toyah Wilcox is still one of the worst shows Ive seen in London




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