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#299820 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted xanderl on 09 April 2014 - 05:43 AM

Nonsense - there are lots of threads here where people are being very positive about shows that are actually any good.

#299866 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted SF88 on 09 April 2014 - 11:56 AM

I don't mind that at all. After all, Miss Saigon knocks off Madame Butterfly, as Rent does La Boheme, etc. etc...

I rather like Mamma Mia's book. It's seems frivolous but rather punches above its weight emotionally in the end. Of course the score really helps with tha!

#299230 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted wickedgrin on 03 April 2014 - 08:01 PM

I suppose with hindsight though a TV audience by definition is IN watching the TV and not OUT at the theatre. Folk watching Britain's Got No Talent are IN EVERY night of the week watching this, presumably because they can't afford to go out or choose not to. So however much they plug I Can't Sing someone watching, in say Newcastle, is hardly going to rush and book expensive theatre tickets, travel and hotel etc.

A TV audience is a very different animal to a theatre audience. Although playing devils advocate there have been some very successful spin offs from TV such as the Strictly, Dancing On Ice not to mention the X Factor Live Tour. BUT the difference is these shows have toured and only for a night or two here and there WITH the stars of the TV show.

#298680 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted SF88 on 29 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

Seriously Parsley, sort that posting style out. It's ridiculous.

#298636 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted SF88 on 29 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

View PostParsley, on 29 March 2014 - 04:23 PM, said:

I am a british born Asian

Bombay dreams was embarrassing

As any educated person of ethnic minority would agree

Good job he didn't write it then, eh? It was a pastiche and personally, I thought A.R. Rahman produced some truly fantastic songs for it. Hardly embarrassing.

#298224 We Rocked You

Posted ptwest on 27 March 2014 - 07:07 AM

I can understand that people who are fans of the show would want to be there on the last night, but in a way it's completely appropriate for the theatre to be mostly filled with crew, cast etc. after all, nobody pays for tickets out of charity to the creative team. The fact is that if you go to a show multiple times go because the creative team have created something you enjoy and the cast perform it in a way that entertains you. We all have a choice whether or not to spend our money on tickets, so really, the final night should be a way for those involved with the show to celebrate their achievement. 12 years is very impressive.

#297838 Blithe Spirit, Gielgud Theatre

Posted Kathryn2 on 24 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

I think that's fair, actually - if you've lived someonewhere else for so long that most people don't even know that you're British, then you're not realy an 'ambassador for Britian'.

#297671 We Rocked You

Posted Seriously on 23 March 2014 - 03:23 AM

View Postharveyjnr, on 18 March 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

I just think that i've been an avid fan for 6 years, i would of liked to go to final show is all

You paid your money each time... you got a show each time.

That's it.

#297090 We Rocked You

Posted Seriously on 18 March 2014 - 02:33 AM

View Postharveyjnr, on 17 March 2014 - 10:30 PM, said:

wow, thanks producers, cos us theatre fans didn't help you last as long as you did in that theatre at all did we.

Wow, your loyalty changes quite quickly doesn't it!

#297036 Rock Of Ages Uk Tour

Posted Its_Emily on 17 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

Glad that Daniel and Rachel are returning - loved both of them in their roles, surprised and slightly disappointed that Jodie Jacobs isn't returning, I so thought that she would, I know she has another job at the moment but I'm sure that has finished by then, still it will be interesting to see another persons take on the role as I have only seen Jodie, only saw Cordelia as young groupie so I am looking forward to seeing her play a bigger role although I did love Natalie as Sherrie

#296839 Fatal Attraction To The Haymarket?

Posted MrBarnaby on 16 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

It's totally unrealistic for a play to have an automated set like a musical . They cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, which can be justified when a show has a long/open run. This Is a limited run so actors /crew pushing set pieces around manually is the only way.

As for all this paying on card for a 4 programme... What on earth?! Carry cash on you!

#296728 Fatal Attraction To The Haymarket?

Posted armadillo on 15 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

Count me another who is glad that theatres don't accept cards for programme sales - what next, the ice cream seller having to faff around for people who 'don't carry cash' but who know perfectly well that it costs a lot more for organisations to accept cards and that every transaction takes longer.

#294137 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted KevinUK on 24 February 2014 - 09:05 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 24 February 2014 - 08:08 PM, said:

Why would anyone want to see a musical from the front row? You see the wig lines... Into the wings... Don't get an over view of the whole look of the show.. Have people cut off at the feet. Yuck. I'd rather sit in the upper circle than there!

Performance. Drama. You're right there in thick of it. There's no one else there but you. You get lost in it and for me, that just makes it a greater experience. Everything you've mentioned is cosmetic, and all I'm interested in at heart is the performance. When I sit further back or high up, it's really easy to feel disconnected, like a spectator. There's a truth being up front can bring that just doesn't work at the back. I like to watch more than just the delivery of a script - I want to see that they mean whatever it is they're doing in their eyes - and the best actors can do it.

But it's just my personal choice - I have a background in TV/film production which is probably to blame.

#293870 Fiddler On The Roof Uk Tour 2013-14

Posted mrtheatre123 on 22 February 2014 - 09:35 PM

I saw this today and I thaught it was brilliant! The actor/musician aspect worked brilliantly! It is a long show, over 3 hours! Started 2:30pm and was over 5:40pm but went very fast.

#292265 The Book Of Mormon

Posted amos on 10 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

View Posttommo2k, on 09 February 2014 - 09:04 PM, said:

Surely someone wants a discounted front stalls ticket for one of the hottest shows in town?! Open to offers - see ticket exchange thread.
Why not just call the box office and exchange for another date? The Book of Mormon offer ticket exchanges. Here are the details http://www.bookofmor...com/tickets.php