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In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

16 April 2014 - 10:29 AM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 16 April 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

LOL Steve10068.

A sheesh kebab? Well, if we go for a hog roast, then if we use a long enough spit, it should be possible to do...

... the only question is, how do we politely ask the orchestra not to use the pit during act 1 so that we can get a decent fire going in there and start cooking?

May I suggest two alternatives:-
#1 Quietly lean over the orchestra rail and inform the band that management are about to switch to recorded music for this show.

#2 Invite them to join in - musicians are invariably starving and travel vast distances for free food. Only trouble is there may not be much of the hog left for you.

In Topic: Our Esteemed Culture Secretary

10 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

Maria Miller was doomed as soon as she received Cameron's "full support".

In Topic: Urinetown

10 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

View Postfreckles, on 10 April 2014 - 07:45 AM, said:

That, too, was rumoured to be transferring but nothing ever happened.

I heard recently that the Putting It Together transfer was still on the cards - to Wyndhams after Skylight. It was not possible straight away because of Janie Dee's commitment to Blithe Spirit.

...but nothing is certain in luvvieland!

The St James is particularly difficult to locate at present due to the massive redevelopment between it and Victoria station. The quickest used to be down the side of the Victoria Palace, but (beyond the VP stage-door) that street has now gone.

In Topic: Other Desert Cities

04 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

I thought this was one of the strongest new plays in a while, and impeccably acted at the Old Vic, though I would echo the doubts about the final coda. I think being left wondering IF it was published would have worked better. Totally agree that the Old Vic looked stunning for this production.

In Topic: Urinetown

04 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

I think as long as they keep the theatre relatively small (Playhouse perhaps or even the Duchess) then it could well have a long run as it is a terrific show with a superb cast, though ultimately not cast-dependent). First time I have stood to applaud since 2013. Loved it!