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#300892 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Titan on Today, 09:02 AM

ha i was about to post the same offer.

#300269 Bedknobs And Broomsticks - Ideal For The Stage?

Posted Titan on 12 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

And if you've seen the original dvd release that had the cut scenes put back in (albeit with some dodgy dubbing) will know there are extra songs including one for angela lansbury and the mr brown character plus extended versions of ones in the later dvd edits and tv edits

#300255 Bedknobs And Broomsticks - Ideal For The Stage?

Posted Titan on 12 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

I recently re watched this and it struck me how well this could transfer to the stage.  The score is strong, with some additional songs to flesh it out (like in mary poppins)

The animation segments would obviously not be animated but you could go more theatrical and use bright colours to differentiate between the two worlds as ww2 england is more muted in tones

Time would have to be spent working on the magic, especially on the final battle.  Also the flying for when she is on her broom. The bed could be done like chitty or the glass elevator and maybe projections too like the tornado in wizard of oz

If they could make it happen, the final battle could see miss price flying over the audience as the armour walks through the auditorium towards the nazis on stage

Plus theres moments like Portobello Road that would give an old fashioned show stopping dance number

It would be expensive but I think it could be quite a spectacular show

#300253 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Titan on 12 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

Well at least they cut back somewhere I guess

#300247 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Titan on 12 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

This is a prime example of overproducing

#300236 Carrie Underwood Sound Of Music, C5 Easter Sunday

Posted Titan on 12 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Thats it really!

#300148 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted Titan on 11 April 2014 - 05:33 PM

The forum also has people in or linked to the industry, or who have informed opinions on why a show might not do well based on facts/history etc.  Obviously its not always accurate as one thing is always certain, theatre is unpredictable.  

Theatre is a business, and that business interests many people on here so when a show is announced and people predict it won't do well etc its not necessarily a comment on the production itself but on the market and business sense.  Why some shows succeed and some fail is always an interesting topic, and that is often what is discussed here.  After all, no one on here has any power in the real world, shows won't open or close on the word of this forum. Its a place for fans of theatre to discuss various aspects of the theatre world

I agree that 'its rubbish' type comments are not helpful and there are some snarky comments but on the whole this forum is constructive and informative.  But I would say people who are constantly positive and put down people who say something negative for fear of upsetting those poor actors on the stage are just as, if not more, annoying (and fake)

#299405 Love Never Dies Uk Tour '14.

Posted Titan on 05 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

Not on the last phantom tour they didn't do 12 weeks. Its rare these days for a tour to do that long in one place

I think only the lion king has done the long sit downs in recent years

#299312 Memphis

Posted Titan on 04 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

Monday is a quiet night anyway, whereas a Saturday matinee should be a sell out. Its odd not to have your star on for the prime sales day of the week.

#299265 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Titan on 04 April 2014 - 05:57 AM

But the problem with X factor is people see it as a piece of Saturday night entertainment,  its a way to pass a few hours, throwaway entertainment.  They dont invest in it, this is why the vast majority of contestants dont do well, once the talent show is over people lose interest very quickly.

And the tv show has become so much of a parady of iteself im not sure people need to fork out hundreds to see another parody

Also let's not forget this show has already had a large amount of exposure in the press plus the royal variety and the tv awards, both things its target audience could have watched. Whilsts promotion on BGT may help I think its already being proven that the general audience interest isnt there.

#299160 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Titan on 03 April 2014 - 07:52 AM

Yeah no new musical, regardless of theatre really, should be closing off so many seats on opening.

However, the people involved do have the money to keep it going to save face if they wish.  I suspect they will hold out until Britains Got Talent to see if they can advertise during that to get people in.

#298961 Billy Elliot Uk Tour Announcement Imminent?

Posted Titan on 01 April 2014 - 01:19 PM

Yeah the tour has been planned for ages, 2015 would mark its 10th anniversary so would make sense to launch a tour

#298779 The Bodyguard

Posted Titan on 30 March 2014 - 03:56 PM

I agree, im against the not doing any matinees, especially the Saturdays. Basically if youre going to london for a day trip you ha e no chance of seeing the lead

#298676 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted Titan on 29 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Alws biggest problem is he is surrounded by too many 'yes' men. He also cant produce for toffee and needs an experienced producer who can stand up to him.

#298545 The Bodyguard

Posted Titan on 29 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

Its often been shown that followers don't always convert to business, especially when you take away the large proportion of fake, bought, business accounts etc

If her followers were that loyal her albums would have entered higher in the charts.