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#300259 Bedknobs And Broomsticks - Ideal For The Stage?

Posted wickedlover on 12 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

Yes, yes, yes...Ive been saying for years that this needs to happen.

#294190 Let The Right One In

Posted wickedlover on 25 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

Just booked for the end of May...had trouble booking decent seats, so had a look on here and saw everyone saying to book on the Royal Court website, thanks to you all...managed to book a decent stalls seat for £35.  Really looking forward to seeing this, enjoyed the book and the films.

#293229 See Tickets And Atg Tickets Problems

Posted wickedlover on 17 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

Tried booking again this morning, and my card worked...so it must have just been something up with Maestro...thanks for the replies everyone :-)

#291021 The Book Of Mormon

Posted wickedlover on 29 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

Saw the show for the 2nd time today...it was hilarious.  Also my 2nd time seeing Ashley Day as Elder Price. He really is amazing in the role...I actually shrieked with joy when they announced he was on for Price.

#290464 The Future West End - what would you like to see?

Posted wickedlover on 24 January 2014 - 09:50 PM

Mary Poppins has to come back...it was definately the best show I've seen, regret the fact I've only seen it once.

#288660 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 06 January 2014 - 11:25 PM

Willemijn is an amazing actress and singer, and her doing a British accent for the London production shows how versatile she is...of course her Dutch accent is going to come through in some parts...SHE'S DUTCH!

As Sam4G0d said, whenever Rachel's N.I accent came through it was 'cute', why is Willemijn's accent slips not cute?

Elphaba is a 'child of both worlds' after all, and for me personally, Willemijn's accent helps illustrate that within the show.

#287875 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted wickedlover on 29 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

Really getting annoyed about theatres deciding to jump on the popcorn wagon....like, really they have the "please open noisy sweet wrappers now" announcements, yet they have now started selling the food of Satan (over-dramatic I know, but it explains my anger over it)

Was at the theatre with a friend last month and I actually had to take the popcorn off her, she understood how annoying it was after she didnt have her own munching to drown out the sound of those around us...just too bad I couldnt do that to everyone around me.

Can people not actually go 2 hours without eating...was at Wicked in London last month, and a woman in the row behind me had a burger...the fact I saw the same woman in the foyer 45 minutes before, intrigues me to wonder how long she even had the burger in her bag for...the smell suggested several days.

I just don't understand why people feel the need to purchase the most noisy food they can find (the only shows I could accept popcorn at are Pantos), or smuggle in the most disgusting, I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds this off-putting.

#285418 Blithe Spirit, Gielgud Theatre

Posted wickedlover on 01 December 2013 - 11:10 PM

Booked Row D centre stalls seats for the second preview.

I have never been more excited for a play since Little Voice back in 2009.

#284922 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 26 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

View Posttsxmitw, on 26 November 2013 - 07:18 PM, said:

Gina Beck is joining the US 1NT as Glinda.


Seriously surprised by this news - but good for her! It will be very interesting to see if she keeps her (very regal) British accent...

Im really surprised by this also, but really pleased for her, the first UK Glinda to go across the pond...the US fans are in for a treat.

#284218 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 18 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

View PostSam4God, on 18 November 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

How is the new Fiyero?

Jeremy was fantastic...his acting was fantastic and his singing was very strong. He gave a more princely take to the role rather than the arrogant rich boy.

Sue as Morrible was great, she sang her parts well, and the WICKED WITCH speech was as evil as I have ever heard it.  I did find myself missing some of Harriet's mannerisms though.

Sam Kelly just seemed to be the same as his last stint in the role, and he acted well with Sue.

Overall the ensemble as Cat said, were very tight, considering it was their first night try can only get stronger.

The show has definitely been given a new breath of fresh air with this cast.

And I have to say Savannah was very professional with the wand twirl in the catfight, she got it caught in her dress but just kept twirling...and her Popular was quite different to what other Glinda's have done, it was the most energetic and funniest I have seen in all the times I've seen the show, she has definitely made it her own already.

Willemijn was just perfection, she seemed to be thinking about the accent a bit at times, but it was amazing. There were a few moments when her accent came out, especially when she said 'Nessa' but that's to be expected at this early save I suppose.

#284207 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 18 November 2013 - 09:12 PM

Interval -

Willemijn is on fire!!!! Accent is spot on perfect! Best Elphie London has ever had.

Savannah is also perfect, she is a comedy genius.

#283955 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 15 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

View PostTettekete, on 15 November 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

New Wicked still featuring Savannah and Willemijn (posted on twitter by West End Frame). I love it, and I love that we're finally getting a decent For Good shot. :)

Posted Image

There's also a decent For Good photo on the UK Tour site of Nikki and Emily now.

#276429 Single Theatre Goers

Posted wickedlover on 28 August 2013 - 10:14 PM

View PostAlf, on 28 August 2013 - 09:22 PM, said:

It's nice to hear that I'm not alone in experiencing this. Worse case was atMerrily We Roll Along at the Menier, where the older gay couple sitting a few seats away kept giving me the eye and saying "bless that little one, like we used to be, let's pop his cherry". I'm straight and 18, they were in their sixties, it was horrible.


I'm getting sick of people assuming I'm gay when I'm at the theatre on my own...its basically the case of others assuming you are following a stereotype of the lonely gay guy in his early 20's who loves the musicals.

I've had older guys trying to chat me up at the theatre 3 times in the last 2 months...I wasn't amused...especially when one of those times was when I was visiting my girlfriend who is in Uni in Manchester and we decided to go and see Ghost.

Some guy came over to her in the bar and asked if I was her 'gay bestie' and if I was 'available', while I was standing beside her...all I could do was laugh it off.

#268504 The Book Of Mormon

Posted wickedlover on 12 June 2013 - 07:14 AM

Saw the show last night for the first time, I thought I new what to expect after hearing the OBC recording and seeing some footage on YouTube...but I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.

The main reason I enjoyed this show so much was Ashley Day...he was on as Elder Price, you wouldn't be able to tell he was the understudy, his singing, acting and dancing were all flawless. I can see him having a very successful stage career in the future.

Jared Gertner just was Elder Cunningham, you could tell he really enjoys playing the role.

Alexia Khadime...OMG her voice when she sang 'Sal Tlay Ka Siti' just blew me away.  She went alsmot operatic at one point during a high note which I was not expecting.  Having seen her Elphaba in Wicked , I had high expectations and the were definitely exceeded by her.  Her acting was s phenomenal, I just couldn't help going 'awwwww'  every time she spoke, she was just so cute.

#267050 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted wickedlover on 30 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 30 May 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

With Rachel Tucker being the longest running London Elphaba, is Gina fast becoming the longest running Glinda? And who is the longest running cast member overall? Jennifer Tierney perhaps?

Gina needs another year to become the longest running London Glinda, as Dianne Pilkington played Glinda from July 07-March 10.