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MrBarnaby

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#298596 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 29 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

Raoul your words have really upset me....


... Oh wait, I couldn't care less!

And for your information, I am the first to praise a show I like... Matilda.. Charlie... Urinetown... And like EVERYONE else who didn't like this show, I'm happy to say why... And of course I believe my opinion is right.

And as important as I think I am, my little opinion on this board won't 'kill the show'... The show itself is doing that nicely!


#298552 The Bodyguard

Posted MrBarnaby on 29 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

God I can't even imagine what guff she tweets.. Probably things about being 'blessed' and 'humble' ... I'm going to look now!


#298508 The Bodyguard

Posted MrBarnaby on 28 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

Then again , I'm a nightmare too... Haha


#298479 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 28 March 2014 - 05:29 PM

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the critics were 'encouraged' to give good reviews. It's a shambolic embarrassing show so something suspicious is clearly going on. It won't save it though.


#298361 A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted MrBarnaby on 27 March 2014 - 10:23 PM

And crafty miss I feel the same... God knows what my 90 min mobile phone call will cost me.


#298243 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 27 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

I really don't think it will be around long. If it was really going to appeal to people, it would gave more than 1million in advance sales. That speaks volumes. Plus the show has cost 6million plus and a half empty show cannot play the Palladium for very long, it's too prime a theatre.


#298231 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 27 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

God help you all !


#298229 Fatal Attraction To The Haymarket?

Posted MrBarnaby on 27 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

Who knew there would ever be a reason to say Natasha McElhone is the best reason to see something? But I agree she's definitely the best thing about this soulless enterprise. It's nicely designed too.


#298035 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 25 March 2014 - 10:37 PM

So I've slept on it... Not wanting to rush in and slate it, but my god, what a hot mess of a show.

This show actually had workshops? Someone read the script? Anyone laughed during rehearsals?

I love a silly show but this is witless , lowest common denominator theatre. The 'plot' is so paper thin it's an insult. Even daft shows can engage the brain, not this one.
Cynthia Erivo has star quality all over her but you can tell by the way she rushes all of her (appalling) dialogue that she's just embarrassed. The highlight of the show (not much competition) is her delivery of the title number, just sensational.

Nigel Harman bears no resemblance to Cowell at all and is a laughter free zone. The girl playing Jordy was good value (despite hideous costumes) but poor Simon Lipkin. I suggest he fires his agent asap.

Also there's the small fact that at no point does it ever even faintly resemble the X Factor ... Why not?

And why is everyone going on about how spectacular it is? Have I missed something? It looked fine, but nothing special and it hugely relied on projections. Yawn.

The alien ending perfectly wrapped up a horrible folly of a show that will soon be forgotten. You could tell the whole audience was bored as there was tumbleweed blowing across the stage where laughs should be. There's nothing like the sound of a half empty theatre not laughing.

I suspect the Palladium owners will be  looking for a replacement show pretty swiftly.



#297903 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 25 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

Rumbled


#297675 City Of Angels Revival On The Way..

Posted MrBarnaby on 23 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

End of the year... Watch this space!


#297654 Charity Auction Including West End & Broadway Memorabilia

Posted MrBarnaby on 22 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

Wishing you a very successful auction.. All for a great cause.


#297622 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted MrBarnaby on 22 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

Parsley

Why are

All of your posts

Written like

This?!


#297326 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted MrBarnaby on 20 March 2014 - 01:14 AM

Yes! I remember watching that open mouthed with disbelief.. And then looking round and everyone in the stalls was doing the same thing.

Ahh the golden years.


#296861 Man & Superman (With Ralph)

Posted MrBarnaby on 16 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

This is a very odd thread.