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#301184 What Shows Are You Missing Right Now?

Posted Titan on 18 April 2014 - 05:20 PM

Original production of avenue q and hairspray are always my go to pick me up shows (and mamma mia)

Sunset blvd, desperately want a large scale revival

#300936 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Dawnstar on 16 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM, said:

#1: would save building a fire too - we could cook using the (justified) instant ballistic explosion.

#2: Hadn't thought of that. Factor in the stage crew as well, now you mention it... So the prosc. opening of Her Majesty's is 10.5m, the average hog roaster is what, 1.5m? I'm thinking 3 set up in a line should be ample?
Actually if you did a roast on the stage of Her Majesty's you wouldn't need to build a fire, just use the jets of flame that come up from the stage at the end of the Graveyard scene!

#300797 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted theatremonkey.com on 15 April 2014 - 04:45 PM

"No, I agree with you.  Wouldn't dream of charging my phone in a theatre!  Though if it's now acceptable maybe I'll bring a toaster next time I go to the theatre, and make myself an interval snack."  

If you are also willing to bring the baps, Steve 10086, I'm happy to bring my "George Foreman Grill" and the burger patties.

Now, do we have a final volunteer willing to supply the lettuce, tomato, onions, ketchup and mustard, please?

If we can't beat 'em, we may as well join 'em... sheesh....

#300381 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 13 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 12 April 2014 - 11:24 PM, said:

When u spend a w*nk load of money buying a ticket/getting a programme/buying a train ticket then the least they can do is let u suck 5 mins of juice for the journey home.

And while you're doing that you also charge your phone?

#300121 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Kathryn2 on 11 April 2014 - 01:05 PM

Wow. £995, for a show that you could have seen for free on TV?!

Just goes to show, for some things there's no substitute for really being there.

#300120 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 11 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

View PostSteve10086, on 11 April 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

The most expensive ticket I've ever bought was 995 for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, but that was worth every penny.

Wowsers in my trousers! U could have seen I Can't Sing 49 times for that!!

#299991 The Beautiful Game @ Union Theatre

Posted mrkringas on 10 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

I thought this show was far better constructed than I expected.

The songs lead out and back into the book. While that book is lacking in subtlety I doubt you can afford to have much of that when tackling a fairly complex issue in a musical. Characters represent various strands of the conflict with little deviation from their "chosen" perspective.

I didn't see the original but have read the book. Not a fan of the new song "Born in Belfast" but its inoffensive - however it does free up "Love in Peace" to move to Ginger and the awkward girl. Effectively done and left me a touch emotional knowing what was coming.

The two leads were both compelling especially John. Not much to say other than I hated the revised ending.

#299884 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted mrtheatre123 on 09 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

I LOVE Our House!!

#299840 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted hollygolightly on 09 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

View PostIcansinguk, on 09 April 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

In response to peeps comments about the storyline, a lot of shows don't have strong storys and then shoe horn songs in (Mammia- mia, Jerry Springer, Our House, We will Rock you et al) and are very succesfull so it's quite refreshing to find a show with new content and music with a exceptionally talented cast and crew.

I thought Our House had a really strong story line and it didn't feel like the songs were shoe horned in at all.  Really miss that show!

#299448 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted Sjh13 on 05 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

View PostParsley, on 29 March 2014 - 04:12 PM, said:

Stephen ward

Love never dies

Woman in white

Bombay dreams

All embarrassing
All had curtailed runs in the west end
No awards
No critical recognition

Wizard of oz was the only recent thing that I liked
And that was only for the staging

Your attempts to cause any upset here are slightly negated by the fact that ALW himself said last year: "I've not had a hit in 20 years" and did so with the irreverent smile on his face that has become a bit of trademark in recent times (compared to the rather po-faced ALW of earlier in his career).  My take is that he's not got much else to prove which is why SW was so 'relaxed' in terms of publicity and scale. Obviously he'd have wanted a longer run but he knows he's had not one but two massive shows in Phantom and Cats (and even his 'tier 2' successes like Evita, Starlight Express and JCS are on a different planet). I hope he does School of Rock, but as Mr Barnaby and others say, he should step back a bit from production and get a good book writer. I wonder if their respective shows closing so soon and on the same night might propel something new from him and Tim Rice.

#299010 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Honoured Guest on 01 April 2014 - 10:57 PM

View PostRadio, on 01 April 2014 - 12:05 PM, said:

On Saturday they were moving people with upper circle seats into the stalls.

I'd quite like to move some of the repetitive detractors of this show from the upper circle to the stalls - the fast way.

#298873 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted billyboy on 31 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ok, we all get the picture by now. You don't like this show, but there's no need to make fun of it. There are people like myself who love this show. For me this is one of the best musicals in recent years. We all have different opinons about shows and we should all respect that others might think differently.

#298802 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 30 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

So, if we diss MrBarnaby we get a show and a sh*g?!!

I always thought u were a massive plonker, MrB

#298680 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted SF88 on 29 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

Seriously Parsley, sort that posting style out. It's ridiculous.

#298676 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted Titan on 29 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Alws biggest problem is he is surrounded by too many 'yes' men. He also cant produce for toffee and needs an experienced producer who can stand up to him.