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#296814 Urinetown

Posted Seriously on 16 March 2014 - 01:07 AM

They designed the set with the Garrick in mind, but then lost out on it.   I do wonder if they could have used their budget a bit more wisely, on publicity?  The public in general have no idea what it's about, and when you do explain it to them it's a case of "Why would I want to see that then?"... and the stage photos only serve to make it look dark and inaccessible.  It doesn't help (imho) that the poster looks like they're drinking urine from a sewage pipe!

#296601 Kinky Boots/newsies News?

Posted KevinUK on 14 March 2014 - 12:30 AM

So Newsies can't find a home? Just get rid of Thriller! Do we anticipate Fatal Attraction lasting long?

#294185 Why Is Webber Crucified Whilst Sondheim Revered?

Posted Jim on 25 February 2014 - 12:39 AM

Paplazaroo -while I can agree with you that they are different guys with different styles/etc,  perhaps the reason we have this argument is because by saying that Sondheim is like a Beckett play and ALW is like Modern Family is why some of us ALW fans are defensive and think that many of Sondheim fans are snobs.

#292727 Rupert Goold's First Almeida Season

Posted fringefan on 13 February 2014 - 04:30 AM

What hope, then, for people who have never watched any of The Simpsons and don't wish to?!  Seriously, when I first read about the 2 new plays, I didn't find either appealing.  Having since read more, I am intrigued and more inclined to give both a go, but then I am someone who does not feel that the Almeida had been in the doldrums and who thinks that the offering over the past couple of years has generally maintained the normal high standard of quality and variety.  I can certainly think of some memorable and worthwhile productions so am puzzled by this sudden suggestion of stasis and the need for a new broom.

#276460 Single Theatre Goers

Posted sam22 on 29 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

View Posthotshot, on 29 August 2013 - 03:59 AM, said:

I can't believe that straight young men actually go to the theatre..practically unheard of!!! I mean every young actor is gay aren't they?

Alf, Wickedlover, Sam22 - a support group is required.

You missed out  Musicalmadness who actually made the first comment about it! It is nice to hear I'm not alone anyway!

Going back to the main topic of this thread, when I went to see Merrily on my own and ended up sitting on the same row as someone I know who was with a friend, I automatically heard myself explaining why I'd come alone (meeting friend later and had some time free)  as I felt that it needed an explanation, argh!

#277100 A Chorus Line

Posted cat123 on 05 September 2013 - 05:11 AM

Wrong topic ;)

I would love for the tour to happen, and it would be great if some of the cast could return.

#276710 The Pride (Trafalgar)

Posted xanderl on 01 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

Appears I have been unfair to Horne as according to his tweets today he was taken ill after coming off stage in act 1

Although his tweets from Friday do mention some filming on Sat but presume this is a coincidence

#273331 The Ladykillers

Posted Reich on 26 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

I found this totally unfunny and so left at the interval (Nice set though!) … am I the only one?

Although this isn’t my kind of thing, I also disliked One man two guvnors

#272366 The Ongoing Les MisÚrables Discussion Thread

Posted poster J on 15 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

View Postcraftymiss, on 14 July 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Why employ people that haven't had training is it a case of not what you know but who you know? It devalues the profession & stops trained performers getting their break imho
I'm sorry, but that's ridiculous.  Not everyone who's good has had training - not everyone can afford it (I know that doesn't apply in this case, but the principle's the same and you made a complete sweeping statement).

And equally not everyone who's had training is good (sometimes it's who you know that gets you into a school too...).

People can get their big break in lots of different ways, but it doesn't make them any less deserving of it.  I think you should be judging on talent, not the name of the school on someone's CV!

Some of the best people in the arts have never been trained - Katharine Hepburn only did am-dram in college, current Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence has never had any training... and the same undoubtedly goes for plenty of theatre talent too.

Personally I'd rather see a talented person who's right for a particular role - I don't give a damn where they did or didn't train!  Trained performers are no more entitled than anyone else.

#271957 Single Theatre Goers

Posted Lynette on 10 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

Badges, we need small discreet but distinctive badges so we can identify fellow Wossers.

#271924 A Chorus Line

Posted Sam4God on 10 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

I just got back from seeing this for the 3rd time. Really love it more and more each time!
Can also see why it's not to everyone's taste, and it did take me a while to get into it the first time I saw it. But I find the show very inspirational and the dancing beautiful. In a way, I love that it's such a simple show (no sets, no big costumes, no scene changes etc) because it brings all the attention on the characters and it works as it's such a strong cast (both acting and dancing-wise!). Hope to see it one more time before it closes.

#270976 The Commitments (West End)

Posted mrtheatre123 on 01 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

YES, yes he did !!!

#269233 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted BGLowe on 18 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

Very interesting to see a wide range of opinions (guess that's the beauty of MT!) I personally like the slight craziness she has, I always think that in 'NGD' the line between sane/insane is a little blurred as Elphaba feels she's lost everything/everyone at the point. On the other hand, I can see why it could be considered OTT to some. I just like to see fresh interpretations on the songs really!