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Monteverdi

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2014 11:24 PM
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In Topic: Carrie Underwood Sound Of Music, C5 Easter Sunday

21 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

Ok so carrie won American Idol, but I have scarce seen a performance so devoid , well, of performance. There was simply nothing.

In Topic: Carrie Underwood Sound Of Music, C5 Easter Sunday

21 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

How was this ever allowed? Truly the worst piece of musical theatre ever filmed - filmed in a ay that was neither filmic, not theatrical nor anything. Who is Carrie Underwood? What was she doing there - everything was bland and over lit and simply ghastly, setting back the cause of theatre and television many decades. I cannot think of one good thing to say. So misconceived. I am incandescent with rage over what a disaster this was, and what damage it has done.

In Topic: Matthew Bourne's Lord Of The Flies

07 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

The piece, without an interval, might just scrape 90 minutes, and I would b a superbly tense 90 minutes. There is a make-up change,but during act one there are costume changes. I'm aware that  company have to pay something like £10000 to make up for bar sales.

In Topic: Matthew Bourne's Lord Of The Flies

06 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

It really is a tremendous evening and would benefit by being in one tense chunk, but then there are bar sales, make-up, exhaustion, and the mess the stage management have to clear up. But ingenious and thrilling and the theatre as a metaphor was brilliant. When the gang go off foraging, they come back with surprising but relevant goodies. The conch yes is genius - look at the label n the side of the oil can. The school bays blend seamlessly with the professionals - but oh crikey the logistics are amazing  Ho thrilling for the young lads to be a part of this. But oh the opening chorale was stunning, as was poor Piggy's fate. Very happy to be thrilled by this as Sleeping Beauty left me cold. This is raw and powerful.

In Topic: Kate O'Mara

30 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

A tour de force forced to tour....