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#298520 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Mark_E on 28 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

Saw the show tonight:
It starts off great. If that's not entertainment is a really strong opening number. The first couple of numbers are very good, I even quite liked the supermarket scene and I was enjoying it until...
The Hunchback....
My word, such a diabolical number. Why? It was going so well!!!
Cynthia nailed I can't sing, great song, and what a voice!
One bit I hated was her audition. Why make it a cliche? There just wasn't any point and it would have been an ideal song opportunity.

Act two.... So it plods along a bit (I didn't like Simons "love" song) and then Fabulous really is quite fabulous! It then just kind of tries to tie up the plot rushes towards the end. I liked the "Jedward" spoof. Thought the song Chenice sings "Xtasy" I guess you could call it, wasn't great. Sure Cynthia nails it but it's just an awful and forgettable song...
And then again, oh dear, the hunchback is back again. It really annoyed me. Again just WHY?
I actually loved the Cowell alien reveal, it was totally right for the mood of this show.

Quite a lot of the jokes throughout falling flat. Upper circle closed off - not great for a Friday night just after opening. I think this show would have benefited from a smaller theatre.

Hope Simon Cowell has taken note of Cynthia and gets her some mainstream publicity. Who needs programmes like The X Factor with all that talent right infront of you to be honest! That girl can SING!

#298312 Musical Going Into Garrick.....

Posted Mark_E on 27 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

All the Fun of the Fair 2? :P

#296967 Kinky Boots/newsies News?

Posted Mark_E on 17 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

I saw both Newsies and Kinky Boots this week on my trip to NYC. Kinky is everything you would want from a musical, it is really excellent.

Newsies however I think is really going to struggle if it comes to the UK. I actually thought the show was quite weak, yes the songs are catchy and the dancing is great but it's all just a bit of a non-event. I don't see how it will really appeal to a uk audience and of the 7 musicals I saw this was by far the weakest. I believe it's appeal would be similar to that of Spring Awakening and it would have a very short run indeed.

#293534 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted Mark_E on 20 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

Saw this again last night and I loved the score even more. Very much looking forward to the album

#266708 2014 Olivier Awards

Posted Mark_E on 27 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

Sound of music will count, Avenue Q won't

#254187 The Book Of Mormon

Posted Mark_E on 09 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Yes Tina :).
See you there first night!

#246130 Kiss Me Kate Transfers To The Old Vic From 20Th November

Posted Mark_E on 20 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Not tonight but just booked to go on Thursday with the U25 £12 tickets!

#240275 Cabaret

Posted Mark_E on 09 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Going to press night! Exciting

#236683 Merrily We Roll Along @ Menier & Pinter

Posted Mark_E on 12 September 2012 - 08:12 AM

I love their definition of "Dynamic Pricing" <_<

#199310 Mamma Mia At The Novello

Posted Mark_E on 15 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

Would love to see Mormon in this venue, would be ideal for it!

#185943 Ghost The Musical

Posted Mark_E on 24 June 2011 - 02:46 PM

Thought we should have a new thread as Ghost starts London previews tonight!! Anyone going to one of the first couple of previews? I'm going tomorrow evening!