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In Topic: The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

17 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

Was at the show tonight and I failed to count which time this visit was to Wicked but my first seeing the new cast...

4 understudies on with Emma Hatton as Elphaba; Sam Edwards as Fiyero; Paul Clarkson as Wizard and Russell Walker as Dr Dillamond all of which were excellent I have to say.

Star of the show for me had to be Savannah! She just brought the role to life and so fresh! Really couldn't fault her and got a great reception from the audience. Katie Rowley Jones I never saw in the original cast but thought she looked bored at times (although I know she was off the show the previous night).

Overall wicked remains a strong show and a strong cast. Probably won't see it now until the next cast but may go back just to see Willemijn :)

In Topic: The Bodyguard

04 January 2014 - 06:51 AM

View PostSteffi, on 03 January 2014 - 04:12 PM, said:

Carole Stennett is taking over.

Fantastic news! I caught her as Nikki not long after the new cast took over and she blew me away! What a voice! I wonder if she'll keep her 1st understudy cover for Rachel?

In Topic: Strangers On A Train

07 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Sorry my apologies, she doesn't play the mother. I don't know who she plays, think she was part of the emsemble who don't say anything but get a bow at the end (I assume that understudy the leads)

In Topic: Strangers On A Train

07 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

I'm sorry Craftymiss, I didn't. I've googled her though and she played Bruno's mother, she's very good in the role as are the supporting cast!

In Topic: Strangers On A Train

07 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

So I went on Tuesday after winning a pair of last minute tickets and here are my thoughts...

It was announced as it's 2nd preview and off we went! If you don't like projections, don't bother going! The set is impressive at times, using a revolve, they section it off into three parts for quick scene changes. There is actual set, all black and white, but each and eveey scene has something projected onto it which for some scene worked, others it was just plain annoying! The final scene, I would spoil it, did have a great effect which they could have projected but thankfully they used the real stuff. (Hope that hasn't spoilt anything)

In terms of the play itself, I've not seen the film or read the book and the play is based on the book. The two lead guys were good, one much stronger than the other though. The blonde male playing "Guy" really needs to project! Couldn't hear him sometimes and we were row M of the stalls! Especially when he's playing opposite the chasramatic gentlemen who plays the other stranger, he really did get into his role and thought he was fantastic as the psycho friend.

The interval was nearly as long as the first act though! we didn't close watch but it was well over 30 minutes but no announcement to why? Finally kicked off again at 9:20pm and we were out at 10:30pm. Obviously the pacing will sort itself out during previews as it was a bit slow in parts and as a thriller you need that fast pacing to hold the tension which is lacked! Fabulous supporting cast, especially the mother and estranged wife :)

Worth a visit after previews I'd say. I noticed front row of stalls is cheaper but the stage is quite high having built on top for the revolve. The theatre was rather empty too which is always a shame for any show! I hope it finds it's audience :)