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#292441 Avenue Q Returns To London!

Posted John_Rebus on 11 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

According to WOS, Avenue Q will be revived for a two week run in April/May in Greenwich before embarking to a UK tour: http://www.whatsonst...d=homepage_news

Fortunately, I happen to be in town in early May anyway, so I'll definitely be seeing it then.

#292195 Lost Boy

Posted mallardo on 09 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Not you, Freckles.  Never you.

#292187 Lost Boy

Posted mallardo on 09 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

"What are you working on these days?"

You should have resisted that remark.  Doesn't help your cause one bit.

#292135 Lost Boy

Posted Phil Willmott on 08 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

Thank you so much to everyone (even the occasional haters) who've kept our box office really busy and social media buzzing about LOST BOY.

If fact tickets, both full price and discounted  - Audience Club etc - have been selling so well that I'm delighted to announce the producers have extended the run.

This is pretty amazing because beyond a few tube posters we've got virtually no advertising budget. So I hope I can attribute some of it's popularity to word of mouth.

Even more excitingly Jodie Jacobs joins the fantastic cast from March 3rd.

The really good news is that for the first time I'm going to now get a chance to take it back into rehearsal and address some of the criticisms (whilst preying I don't spoil what people love about it)

If you've enjoyed it or not I hope you'll come and give it a second look. if you haven't seen it yet I hope you'll give it a try.

We're at the Charing Cross Theatre, opposite Heaven Night Club, between Embankment and Charing Cross stations.

Click here for our video trailer
And here for lots more info

It'd be so exciting to have an original British musical (not based on a movie or with pop stars attached) make an impact. maybe this could be the one. So far so good.

A far more enjoyable new British musical than Stephen Ward, playing down the road

#291996 Drunk - Bridewell Theatre

Posted fringefan on 07 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

So glad you started this thread, paplazaroo, as I saw the show yesterday and wanted to post about it but had exactly the same concern about where to do so.  The show was sensational.  I have never seen anything like it (because of the mixture of song and dance) and sat there absolutely transfixed.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and expect it will soon sell out.

#291599 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted MrBarnaby on 03 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

I totally agree. I know it's a far from perfect show.. But it's bloody spectacular and no expense has been spared on it, which you can't say about many shows. I've taken many young family members and other relatives to see it since it opened , and all have genuinely loved it. If id have seen a show as lavish as this when I was a kid, I'd be hooked for life especially as it features young performers more than holding the stage.

#291596 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted danieldabell on 03 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

When people see a show like this & proclaim it was "rubbish", I have no idea what some people expect or want from a show?! How is it rubbish?! I can see arguments for the story structure not being great (though this is due to the book / story) and there not being huge great showstopping songs, but how is it then rubbish?!

#290038 Happy Days The Musical

Posted PaulR on 21 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

This thread just gets better and better.

#291445 Putting It Together

Posted fringefan on 01 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

When I collected my ticket today, the Box Office lady told the customer in front of me (who was enquiring) that a transfer to Wyndham's was a possibility, once The Weir had ended.  So it seems as though there would certainly be a gap if it did return. Fullest I've ever seen the St James - it was sold out.

#290671 Putting It Together

Posted fringefan on 27 January 2014 - 08:59 AM


#290537 Once London

Posted Steffi on 25 January 2014 - 06:51 PM

Apparently Ronan Keating was watching the mat today which lead to Aidan Kelly changing the Ronan Keating line to "Listen to some Michael Bublé".

#290381 Kinky Boots

Posted Tina on 24 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

Personally, I would rather they bring Newsies or Memphis over, there was nothing in the clips I have seen, that endear this to me at all

#290404 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted popcultureboy on 24 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

View PostTina, on 24 January 2014 - 07:35 AM, said:

Cast change is May 17th, I know at least 1 performer who is leaving (cant say who, as they havent made it public knowledge), anyone heard anything?

Then why say it at all?

#289616 Putting It Together

Posted Polly1 on 16 January 2014 - 08:40 AM

Bumping this as it opened last night but will be swamped by the new Globe's Malfi and it really deserves to be seen. Janie Dee will get the plaudits, and rightly so, she is sublime but Damien Humbley is still my favourite, just wonderful. The little orchestra is superb but so young, they all look about 12.

#289276 Lost Boy

Posted Andromeda Dench on 12 January 2014 - 02:17 PM

View PostPhil Willmott, on 09 January 2014 - 08:44 PM, said:

Thanks everybody for your enthusiasm. Yep, it's a tough battle to launch an original musical with original music but we're determined to make a go of it at Charing Cross Theatre.

With word of mouth and internet coverage so unbelivably positive and the show packing out at the Finborough Lyn Gardener and I are researching an article about whether it's possible to build an audience for a new show just with social media so any ideas and assistance very gratefully recieved.

We had over twenty fantastioc reviews from theatre websites but will this be enough to counteract a few nasty print reviews (including Lyns!!!)?

Well, I don't know if it will be of any assistance but I'm personally more interested in what people on forums like this have to say about a new show than what critics have to say. I often find forum posters'/bloggers' insights more helpful and less biased. Once you've seen enough shows and read other peoples' opinions on them, you learn whose taste is similar/totally opposite to yours.On the other hand, Lyn Gardener's loathing more or less everything she's ever seen doesn't help me much, does it? I sometimes get an impression that ''serious'' critics almost wish for a show to be bad so that they can show off all their creativity and wit in penning a review as mean as humanly possible.

Best of luck with Lost Boy, I'd definitely go and see it if I could - I do love a good ''loss of innocence'' show.