Jump to content


Rozzi Rainbow

Member Since 21 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 23 2014 09:08 PM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Fame Musical 2014 Uk Tour

23 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

I saw this yesterday in York and enjoyed it. I've seen a few previous versions and thought this was just as good. I liked that it is set in the modern day with references to Rihanna and Katy Perry, and the students using mobiles and tablets. I also missed the car though and agree that the set is very basic. The ending is a bit different - I'll describe it in spoiler tags below for anyone who is interested.
Spoiler

I might try and see it again later on in the run as it was a fun afternoon out and I enjoyed the music and dancing.

ETA - there were some technical problems with the spotlights at the beginning. In Pray they were all over the place and hardly ever on the person singing! There was a show stop at that point, which as they go wasn't too bad as the theatre has free wifi and they kept updating us that they were fixing the problem. When the show restarted (after about 10 minutes I think) they sang Pray again with the correct spotlights! That's the second show stop I've had at York theatre - last time happened with Legally Blonde, although that was worse as there were two stops, one of which was much longer and lots of the audience decided to go to the bar as it was so close to the interval!!!

In Topic: Luke Kempner The Only Way Is Downton

17 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

I went to see this at my local theatre on Saturday night - we don't often get touring shows because the theatre and stage are very small so it was nice to see this here. I agree this show is just brilliant! It's so clever and he manages to play many characters in each scene who all interact with one another. His impressions are excellent but as well as that the script and storyline are great too - it's so funny, it's the type of thing I could imagine the Downton actors doing for a charity sketch or something like that. It's great how the other characters are written in with the Downton characters, and the fact that all the characters refer to each other by name meant it was really easy to know who was who. I think he does an amazing job to do all that himself. I would happily go and see it again if I got the chance, but don't know of any more tour dates near me. This isn't the type of show I would normally go to, but I'd seen his videos on YouTube and loved them, and because it was Downton it drew me in. Such as great night out!

In Topic: War Horse Advice

16 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

I finally got to see the live screening on Monday - all the previous shows at my cinema had sold out. Some people there felt it wasn't like watching it at the theatre but I didn't think that. I don't think I'll rush to see it on stage now I've seen it though. I did enjoy it but didn't realise it would be so much about the war (if I'd thought about it more, I should have been able to figure that out!). I found some parts quite heavy going, and there was part of the second half that I couldn't follow very well, but it didn't matter to me coz I just watched the puppets and was amazed at how clever and lifelike they are. The show is certainly emotional - I'd cried three times just by the interval and was in bits at the end. The music contributes a lot to that I think.

In Topic: Curious Incident Uk Tour

16 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

For anyone who may not know, some cinemas local to me (and therefore I presume nationwide) are re-showing the screening of this on 22nd May. I've booked to see it again as I loved it the first time and don't expect to be able to get a ticket to see it live on stage anytime soon.

In Topic: Finian's Rainbow, Union Theatre

16 March 2014 - 09:45 PM

I saw this last month and quite liked it, although I wouldn't rush to see it again. I didn't know anything about it before I went and thought there would have been more Irish characters in it - I didn't realise it was set in America. I agree that the music is lovely but for me it didn't really have much story to it. It was nice though to see a different sort of show in a different sort of theatre - I was sat on the end of the front row and could almost have reached out to touch the cast. It was nice to almost feel part of the performance with the cast just there in front of us rather than on a stage.