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#297517 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted PriscillaCraze on 21 March 2014 - 10:00 AM




Went to see this show last Thursday evening and it's got potential in some parts. I must admit I thought it was going to be a complete shambles, but hearing the songs and the comedy side of it, I thought it was quite well composed, it's catchy, funny (not saying all of the songs are funny but I actually thought some of the lyrics were clever). I particularly loved I Can't Sing, Fabulous, Please Simon and that little song that Max sings, brings his emotional side out. However I think the storyline is the weakest part, it gets a bit too much when it's focused on Max and Chenice's romance most of the time, it's too sickly and simple. I would like to see more development into the characters, maybe when they audition for the show, they should talk about their life background more just to give this show more story, I felt like they were giving snippets about their lives rather than actually explaining it if you know what I mean? I personally thought Act 2 was better than act 1, the show was beginning to make sense in a way. They definitely need to rework Tesda, or remove it because it's not funny at all, and for the Hunchback, honestly what is that all about!?

I think the staging is very ambitious, expensive and quite clever, especially the start of Act 2 which I loved. I couldn't recommend the cast more highly, such a strong talented bunch, all of them shone throughout the show, special mention to Simon Bailey for his excellent Dermot interpretation, Cynithia Eviro for her outstanding vocals, Alan Morriessey for his great acting, Simon Limpkin for his incredible puppetry skills and finally Nigel Harman who was fabulously brilliant.

The ending was just BIZZARE, I mean what is Simon morphing into an ALIEN all about, very random and not needed personally. Although I loved the Spaceship, now that was amazing! Overall I enjoyed this show, it's got lots of potential in some parts and I would see it again just to see what changes they have made after the previews. I have a feeling the reviewers may slate this show but who knows, they might find it a hit!

#295664 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted PriscillaCraze on 07 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER I Can't Sing Facebook page has released some photos of the production, what does everyone think? Looks like a lot of fun!

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#294157 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted PriscillaCraze on 24 February 2014 - 10:33 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 24 February 2014 - 09:05 PM, said:

Performance. Drama. You're right there in thick of it. There's no one else there but you. You get lost in it and for me, that just makes it a greater experience. Everything you've mentioned is cosmetic, and all I'm interested in at heart is the performance. When I sit further back or high up, it's really easy to feel disconnected, like a spectator. There's a truth being up front can bring that just doesn't work at the back. I like to watch more than just the delivery of a script - I want to see that they mean whatever it is they're doing in their eyes - and the best actors can do it.

But it's just my personal choice - I have a background in TV/film production which is probably to blame.

I fully agree with KevinUK, front row makes you feel part of the show and you have that special connection with the performers on stage whereas being far back doesn't enhance the experience as much. Front row wins hands down for me. However I am aware that some front rows do have restricted view, I mean the worst front row I've been in was at Rock of Ages in Garrick Theatre, awful. But most front rows I've been in have been amazing! Not many people go for front rows which I can understand because of the view.

#294058 Memphis

Posted PriscillaCraze on 24 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

Ryan Molloy won't be playing Huey, he's been confirmed for Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be in Stratford East. Huey won't be a star I think, they would have announced it at the same time when Beverley was announced to play Felicia. Huey will be played by a west end performer hopefully, someone that hasn't had a chance to shine in a lead role yet :)

#293747 Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert West End Return Rumours.

Posted PriscillaCraze on 21 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

View PostPriscillalover, on 21 February 2014 - 01:48 PM, said:

Seen Jason and Noel countless times aha. I do prefer Jason, however Noels Tick does have more emotion. Of course you haven't offended me. Everyone has their own opinion. I do prefer Richard Grieve to Tony Sheldon as Bernadette though. To me, Tony seemed in a rush to finish the show when I saw him. Shame :/

I just don't like Jason because he always looks depressed, doesn't make a huge effort to give an amazing performance, that's how I feel when I watch him. Whereas Noel is full of energy, emotion and has a beautiful voice, just love him, he's fabulous! Oh my god I've just seen the production of Priscilla in Argentina on YouTube, can see what you mean Priscilla lover, truly awful and the Bernadette looks so wrong.....

#292518 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted PriscillaCraze on 11 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Why do people take theatre seriously, everyone has different opinions, and we should accept them, everyone is different in their own way, I hate seeing negativity on here, just say your piece and leave it there, don't need to take it further, theatre is supposed to be fun. Not having a go at anyone, just feel like I needed to make a point.

#292266 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted PriscillaCraze on 10 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

I don't understand why so many people dislike Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it's one of the best shows I've ever seen since Priscilla opened in the West End in 2009, and that's a pretty long time. I thought the whole cast was incredible, special mention to Charlie who carried the whole show, his talent really blew me away, to see a young boy with such talent and confidence on stage is amazing. I didn't see Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, instead I saw Ross Dawes in the role and I was very impressed with his portrayal, he was cheeky, a little sinister and sweet at the same time, he was perfection! He should be playing it full time. Really loved every member of the cast, they shone throughout the show and did a brilliant job.

Now for the most magical part of the show, the sets were out of this world, they really were quite phenomenal, creative, magical and draws you in the world of chocolate! Easily one of the best staging I've ever seen, particularly loved the factory and the gates. I was also impressed with Oompa Loompas, amazing.

You guys may not agree with me, but I actually don't think the score is that bad, it's catchy, the lyrics are fantastic and the kids enjoy it, I love the cast recording. Believe me I've seen worse shows with particularly awful scores.

Couldn't rate this show highly, I would see it again. Oh and for those who are mocking the show, just have some respect for the cast who work their socks off, including Charlie who has such a big role. The cast pull together and make this a 1st class show so at least we should respect that.

#291163 'Lion King' Madness!!!

Posted PriscillaCraze on 30 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

I think the ticket prices are ridiculous, most of the stalls are premium seats for WMC and they are selling at a costly £75, in my personal opinion Lion King isn't the best show, I didn't really like it to be honest. I just don't know why they need to sell LK tickets at such insane prices...... The west end is so much cheaper!

#290282 Kinky Boots

Posted PriscillaCraze on 23 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

It's official, Kinky Boots is coming to London in 2015, best news EVER!! http://blog.musicalt...-next-year.html

#285229 Memphis

Posted PriscillaCraze on 29 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Broadway World this morning has announced that Memphis is due to hit the West End in 2014, going to Shaftesbury Theatre, perfect venue for the show. I can't wait to see this, SO excited! http://www.broadwayw...n-2014-20131128

#284253 Starting A Career In Theatre

Posted PriscillaCraze on 19 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

Hello guys

My name is Robert Jones, and I am looking to start a career in Theatre. I am supposed to be moving to Cardiff next year so putting my career on hold till then, just planning at the moment. Ideally I would love to work as FOH or sales assistant, I am quite flexible in the theatre industry and I would like to cover different roles and gain experience from it if possible.

I have my heart set on getting some work experience or a job if possible at Wales Millennium in Cardiff which is a huge theatre that supports many musicals and plays that come to this theatre. I have had a few work skills such as Stewarding at a music festival, working as an Arts Leader, studied at Art College for 3 years covering all areas etc. I absolutely love organising and managing events which is a part of my hobby, and I have had comments from my friends/family that I should work in events management. I assume organisation/management is extremely important in Theatre industry?

Can anyone give me advice on this? Do you need a particular set of skills to work in theatre such as the Wales millennium?

Thanks all :)

#277848 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted PriscillaCraze on 11 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

Why is Cynthia Erivo in this show!? Not being funny right but her talent needs to be taken somewhere else rather than this 'dreadful musical in the making', they are only going to ruin her talent. Also 'I Can't Sing' song is absolutely dreadful, and it doesn't make sense for her to sing it while she can actually sing!? This MUSICAL AIN'T GOING TO LAST LONG!

#244857 Priscilla Tour

Posted PriscillaCraze on 11 November 2012 - 11:10 AM


I realise that the show is going to be quite scaled down and and different to the London Production, that is fine by me as I'm interested in how Priscilla will work on tour and a different twist to the story will give it a fresh new look. My friend who was  technician for Priscilla in London said that they are making the bus easier to tour and there will be LED lights involved, as far as I know the bus will be involved in the show, so anything can happen on tours, you can't really say it's not possible to tour the bus, anything can be made possible in theatre!

Even if the show is very different with the set restrictions, I will always love Priscilla and I will support the touring cast from opening night till end!