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#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

#292956 2014 Who Will Not Make It Through The Year

Posted Coggit on 14 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

View Postseanmcdona, on 12 February 2014 - 09:51 PM, said:

The bottom line is one show closes and another one opens shortly afterwards, yes, if a show closes people will lose jobs but another group of people will then become employed who were unemployed prior to that! It's just a cycle.

BIB: This is part of working in theatre. This is the lifestyle the actors choose. Sorry, but I'm not bothered in the slightest when a show I dislike closes. On the contrary, I'm usually happy because it means a new show can open in its place. I'd rather each show have a limited run and we get a great variety in the West End than be stuck with the same 20 things because we don't want people to lose their jobs...

#292729 Fiddler On The Roof/Evita in Aldwych!

Posted Lover on 13 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

I can't agree more with "Seriously". I use to CSM for another company - similar to BK. Again - never the most money put into the production however, the casts worked hard, the crew worked hard, and the people who came to see it always went away happy. THAT is the most important part of a show. Making people enjoy the performance they came to watch. Also they kept hundreds of people in employment over many years.  

Lets not knock our industry too much. One day it may not even exist anymore as we know it.

#292724 Fiddler On The Roof/Evita in Aldwych!

Posted Seriously on 13 February 2014 - 02:12 AM

Whilst Bill may not put the same amount of money into a show as other producers, the casts don't put in any less effort.  To say you don't want to see something because it's a touring production is callous and shortsighted.

#292280 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted armadillo on 10 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 09 February 2014 - 08:17 PM, said:

The experience of watching a play in a theatre is heightened when the whole audience is paying proper attention to the performance and production. When people ignore that and read a book, they draw energy away from the focus on the stage.


Armadillo, you may "fail to see" this, but have you ever considered that other people see things differently?

Have you thought that the lady might have had a hearing impairment and thus be following the playscript as well as watching? Not everyone enjoys theatre in the same way. Have you ever considered that people see things differently from you?

Though I confess I have mo idea what 'drawing energy away from the stage' actually means. Care to explain?

#292661 2014 Who Will Not Make It Through The Year

Posted SF88 on 12 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 11 February 2014 - 09:25 PM, said:

Wow I know I'm like the Grinch sometimes, but this is a really mean thread.

'Who will be out of work soon' may have been better?
Weren't you looking forward to "The Light Princess" closing and are currently gunning for "Stephen Ward"'s demise?

#290509 Made In Dagenham: The Musical

Posted Boob on 25 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

It does have a great creative 'team', but it feels a bit bitty - like someone has pick-n-mixed from a handful of the available theatrical elite.  Richards Bean and Thomas have both quite distinctive voices - will they work well together?  Goold and the amazing Bunny Christie have never worked together before (please correct me if I'm wrong).  This would be David Arnold's first theatre score.  Aletta Collins (interesting choice) has been more involved in contemporary dance of late.

I'll be there, and hope it does well, but I do wonder if all these people will gel.

#289906 Happy Days The Musical

Posted Kathryn2 on 20 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

This is why the trolling is annoying. People do genuinely come here for information, suggestions/recommendations, reviews and discussions. People posting random comments 'for the lolz' spoil it for the genuine posters.

#288499 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted Southern Man on 05 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

Is Mr. Barnaby really that sour or simply unhappy with his life?

#288127 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted hollygolightly on 01 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

Agree with chess about Robert lonsdale, thought he was brilliant as Prewitt. You can tell his background is straight theatre as his acting was amazing. A lot of musical theatre actors are amazing singers but can't really act so it's great to see a strong actor in a musical. He's not bad to look at either!

#287955 My Fair Lady Starring David Walliams And Sheridan Smith?!

Posted freckles on 30 December 2013 - 09:58 AM

terrible idea.

#287952 My Fair Lady Starring David Walliams And Sheridan Smith?!

Posted xanderl on 30 December 2013 - 09:44 AM

I suspect all that happened is that Walliams said to Grandage it would be a good idea (which is the only actual quote in the story), and the Mirror has extrapolated from that.

#286938 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Monteverdi on 15 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Crikey - Elphaba's flight is one of the most disappointing effects around. So over staged for very little effect. The Witches of Eastwick and Poppins flights were so much more effective and honest and understated.

#286275 Mark Shenton Fired From Sunday Express

Posted mc_1971 on 09 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

I do not believe the 'lost friend of 22 years ago' story as Mr Shenton is Bulk Males Mr February 2000 (hard copy still available to purchase on their website). I have no issue with adult material but I have a problem with a lack of honesty and integrity in the press.
By playing the gay discrimination card for his own misleading self-interest, Mr Shenton makes a mockery of those of us who confront genuine discrimination in our workplace. The man is a fraud, and does indeed bring any organisation into disrepute that chooses to employ his kind of character.

#283603 Betty Blue Eyes 2014

Posted mallardo on 12 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

This show seems to have taken on a retrospective glow that it didn't have when it was camped at the Novello trying to find an audience.

DeNada mentioned the Lionheart sequence and that was, for me, the one golden moment of the show.  That and the pig which worked well.  Otherwise it felt like a pretty drab affair.

The movie did not lend itself to musicalization.