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Curtain Call

Member Since 07 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2013 12:23 PM
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In Topic: Merrily We Roll Along @ Menier & Pinter

03 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

Well I have nothing cerebral or witty to add- only my personal experience. I left at the interval ( which is really really unlike me) mostly because I wasn't feeling 100% and couldn't cope anymore with the whiney New York accents both in the songs and dialogue. To my ears the efforts they made to retain the accents caused many of them to sing flat at best and screeching at worst. I personally think this could be transformed if redirected using their natural voices( sorry to offend if they were your voices!)  I felt no warmth towards the characters so wasnt interested in what became of them ( or in this instance- what had made them so unlikeable) It probably didnt help that the woman in front was so distracting as she literally nodded off every five minutes and continually jerked her head back up all the time, and the people next to me sat in stony silence, refusing to clap at anything- even Damians solo in the TV interview- the only really entertaining thing about that first half.( imho)
So there you have it- for me it all came down to their voices- I respect the peformers , many of whom I have enjoyed before- which perhaps made it more frustrating as I know they can sing in a more aesthetically pleasing way.( to my ears)
Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed New york set musicals before- but just not this one, on this occasion.
Perhaps Once has just spoilt me for gut wrenching melodies this year.

In Topic: Vicious

01 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Why does everything on TV or at the theatre have to involve contemporary culture- by which I presume you mean appeal to young people? Hello- but the world does not revolve around young people!
I pay a licence fee like anyone else- so why should new programmes have to appeal just to the "yoof" market? I personally found it funny, along with the following programme Job Lot- OK they cannot replace the drama of Broadchurch- but for goodness sake people- make up your own minds about something instead of waiting for a review to come out you before you watch something.

You do realise there is the technology now if you go on Iplayer or Catchup and  start watching and don't like it - they have invented a stop button.

In Topic: The Play That Goes Wrong- Trafalgar Studios

01 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

Having googled The Murder before Christmas- yes its the same plot- so its not surprising they rebranded it because would you go to see it in May? Its much too funny just to be seen  just at Christmas time- and anyway if I want a good laugh I watch repeats of comedy classics on TV- so go for it and laugh your socks off, even if you have seen it before. Its a better night out in my opinion than a meal and drinks next door in Spoons with their smelly loos and tables crammed together.  It's British slapstick farce at its finest.

In Topic: Idina Menzel & Friends At The Hackney Empire: 24Th April

29 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

This is the link to listen to the edited version. http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b01s0rks

In Topic: The Commitments (West End)

28 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

Just bought my tickets- yay!