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#300937 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted mallardo on 16 April 2014 - 05:52 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 15 April 2014 - 09:47 PM, said:

I agree... She has a great career ahead and her Olivier moment will come.

Zrinka... I think that may be it for her here..

Can't agree with you, Mr. B.  Zrinka is a wonderful actress who sings beautifully and is drop dead gorgeous.  Why on earth shouldn't she go on to have a big international career?  I fully expect her to do so.

#300777 The Pajama Game

Posted wickedgrin on 15 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Just in Pajama bottoms too!

#300715 Olivier Predictions

Posted Sam4God on 14 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

I disagree. I think it's great to celebrate some of the older long-running shows each year, as well the new shows. Yes, the Audience award itself may be a bit pointless, but some of these shows (particularly the very popular ones who make it to the top 4 each year) are a big part of the West End. It's not like they perform at the actual awards ceremony or anything. Just a little pre-Oliviers event to promote theatre to the crowds in Covent Garden. I think it's brilliant.

#300616 Andrew Lippa

Posted Reich on 14 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

Thanks guys. I’ve listened to some bits and thought it was ok. Thought it was ok enough to take a chance on the concerts at the Menier but not at £25. This venue get more expensive with each new production … I’ll wait for the offers which I’ve noticed is happening more and more at the Menier …

#300334 Sunset Boulevard Doc

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 12 April 2014 - 11:30 PM

Sorry if been posted before but too awesome not to share

I'd quite like to hear just the piano version!

#300148 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted Titan on 11 April 2014 - 05:33 PM

The forum also has people in or linked to the industry, or who have informed opinions on why a show might not do well based on facts/history etc.  Obviously its not always accurate as one thing is always certain, theatre is unpredictable.  

Theatre is a business, and that business interests many people on here so when a show is announced and people predict it won't do well etc its not necessarily a comment on the production itself but on the market and business sense.  Why some shows succeed and some fail is always an interesting topic, and that is often what is discussed here.  After all, no one on here has any power in the real world, shows won't open or close on the word of this forum. Its a place for fans of theatre to discuss various aspects of the theatre world

I agree that 'its rubbish' type comments are not helpful and there are some snarky comments but on the whole this forum is constructive and informative.  But I would say people who are constantly positive and put down people who say something negative for fear of upsetting those poor actors on the stage are just as, if not more, annoying (and fake)

#300037 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted Kathryn2 on 10 April 2014 - 03:26 PM

Absolutely this forum should be an exchange of views. But it is as tiresome when you genuinely have a positive view of a show to be told that your view is wrong, or lacking, or have it implied that you work for the production or are being paid, as it is to be taken to task for a negative opinion.

Please, folks, accept that other people may react to a show differently than you did. People who enjoyed a show deserve just as much respect for their opinion as the people who didn't.

#299982 Our Esteemed Culture Secretary

Posted xanderl on 10 April 2014 - 08:52 AM

He is interested in art, apparently he has a picture of Margaret Thatcher up on his office wall.

#299964 Urinetown

Posted mjr on 10 April 2014 - 12:09 AM

Putting it together did extremely well in that theatre. A shorter run I admit but sold out almost for the final fortnight!

#299869 Urinetown

Posted wickedgrin on 09 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

Heavens it would not do well on tour! Can you imagine Tunbridge Wells! The old dears would be in shock at simply booking.

Old dear: Young man could I have 2 tickets for "You're In Town"?

Box Office Assistant: You mean "Urinetown"?

Old dear " Certainly not - Isn't it "On the Town" - I loved that Frank Sinatra! I saw "Wonderful Town" with that Maureen Lipman off the telly.

Box Office Assistant: "Would you excuse me madam while I slash my wrists?"

#299868 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted wickedgrin on 09 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

View PostSF88, on 09 April 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

I'd forgotten about the sofas entirely until this thread reminded me of them!

Yes, best forgotten.

View Postfreckles, on 09 April 2014 - 10:15 AM, said:

this thread, like the show, gets more & more surreal!

(I liked the sofas too, but didn't notice they formed an X!)

Hopefully you didn't notice how bad the show was either -LOL

#299817 The Scottsboro Boys

Posted theatregoss on 09 April 2014 - 03:31 AM

It's going to Garrick for a short run. I don't understand why it bothers so many people on here if it's a hit or not! I'm personally looking forward to it because I couldn't get a ticket at young vic.

#299731 Walking Out

Posted xanderl on 08 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Interesting article in the Guardian ...



In 1924, Louis J Duprey of Dorchester, Massachusetts, patented asystem that "permits any patron of the theatre to enter or leave his place without at all disturbing other patrons". You, the patron, entered vertically, though a trap door, already ensconced on a chair. When you wanted to leave, a discreet twist of a knob activated the machinery in reverse, causing the chair, and you, to quietly sink back down, and out.
It needn't be that way, either. In 1958, Elmore Hagadorn of Solvay, New York, devised a flat-out improvement. Hagadorn's system used chain-driven machinery to horizontally — rather than vertically — shuffle each chair, with a theatre patron sitting in it, into and out of its assigned location.

#299690 The Scottsboro Boys

Posted popcultureboy on 08 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

Isn't it? We think it's going to the Garrick, we don't think it will last long. Now let's move on :D

#299567 Urinetown

Posted xanderl on 07 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

So it's pissed off then?