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#300102 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 11 April 2014 - 08:52 AM

Fair point re ticket prices - but that is really a whole new thread for discussion.
This was a group booking done within a week of the tickets being put on sale.
So I got 12 seats for £29.50 each. And by booking early I more or less could pick the best seats that Groupline had. And I can certainly recommend Row A in Royal Circle. I usually go for the stalls but these were excellent.
I do not know whether the offer of £29.50 for top price seats (12+) is still around.
I only book top price seats - when tickets are so expensive you need the best seats to get the most from a show. I have been running my theatre group now for over 20 years and we have seen over 120 shows - all musicals or comedies. We dont do serious !!

#300017 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 10 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Sorry just me being a bit naughty. I am very glad you enjoyed it.

#300013 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 10 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Well my group was there last night. We were in Row A of the Royal Circle. Excellent seats.
Looking down at the stalls it was very full as far as I could see. The Royal Circle was about 75% full.
And we all enjoyed it a lot. Yes the story has big holes in it and it jumps around all over the place. But you have to admit it is funny. The song lyrics are clever and funny too - although amplified way too loud and sometimes tricky to understand.
The cast gave of their best - lots of laughs for the wind and TrevorModo (surprisingly given the flak he has had on here).

Is it bonkers - Oh YES.
Would I rush back - no but I am very glad we went and we all had a great time.
Would I recommend it - Yes especially if you are an XFactor viewer.
How long will it run - I think it will be lucky to make Christmas unless Simon sees it as a loss leader and worth having it running to help his other stuff - and finances it accordingly.
A good fun night out - Yes
Lots of whooping and hollering at the end - obviously the show was enjoyed.
Will Sondheim fans love it - No.
There you are - thoughts from the man on the Clapham omnibus.

#298442 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 28 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

I wonder why this bloke Tim Walker has said he will not review the show. If it is because he considers it 'low culture' and beneath someone like him then he can only be described as a complete tosser. I bet he likes Sondheim.

#295213 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 05 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

I didn't like it.
Ha Ha.
Cowell Quote !!

#292887 Fiddler On The Roof/Evita in Aldwych!

Posted Eastender on 14 February 2014 - 09:51 AM

To get back to the thread.
Evita obviously would not last 5 minutes in the West End. It only closed there recently.
But Fiddler has not been on for quite a few years. Actually it is one of the 'great' shows I have never seen. Stupidly I missed it when Topol last played it. I would love to see Fiddler. And, unlike shows like Matilda, it has some great memorable songs (ok ha ha I got slagged off for having a go at Matilda on here but honestly Fiddler is much the better show).
So my vote would go for Fiddler and I would go and see the thing. Evita would not get a booking from me and my groups.

#292666 2014 Who Will Not Make It Through The Year

Posted Eastender on 12 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

It is a bit of a mean thread. Reminds me of when I used to enter the 'Deadpool' competition. Naming well known people who would snuff it during the year. Great fun if a tad morbid.
Anyway I think it is quite interesting to see what you guys think - and I know 99% of you lot know far more than me about theatre and 'luvvie' things.
I am hoping the X Factor musical will be great - I have a group going in April and we are all looking forward to a good laugh.
Sad to hear that most think Billy Elliot may have run its course - great show.
We were at the Commitments last week and it was only OK which is a shame. Nailed on for an early close I reckon.

When will we get a new show that will run and run. I even think Matilda may close. It does not actually have any great tunes. I mean when you come out of Oliver you could be singing any one of 10 songs - all great. But Matlida was very forgettable from a song point of view - and that is what your average punter (like me) wants.

#292313 2014 Who Will Not Make It Through The Year

Posted Eastender on 10 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

OK a bit gruesome for some but brace yourselves.
My predictions for musicals that will close by the end of the year.

Stephen Ward
From Here to Eternity
The Commitments
Dirty Dancing
Thriller - Live!

What do you clever lot think.
have I missed any out.

#253247 Gypsy With Imelda Staunton

Posted Eastender on 30 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

MrBarnaby is clearly the rudest person around. I wonder if he is as rude if we were face to face rather than here. You thesps should clearly lighten up a bit.