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#298312 Musical Going Into Garrick.....

Posted Mark_E on 27 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

All the Fun of the Fair 2? :P

#293598 Walking Out

Posted Lindsay on 20 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

Not sure if it counts.  But I went to see a Meatloaf tribute act last night in Darlington.  A couple near the first made a huge commotion walking out after just two songs because it wasn't the real Meatloaf.  Quite why you would expect one of the worlds largest superstars to be singing on a wet Wednesday in Darlington on a £20 ticket beats me but they weren't happy and everyone in the stalls and on stage knew about it

#294935 Billy Elliot 2013

Posted Sam4God on 03 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

View PostTina, on 02 March 2014 - 09:03 PM, said:

Moving on.....
Couldnt see it posted on here, so just adding that Barnaby Meredith is rejoining the cast, as Older Billy

This has made me so happy. No 'Older Billy' performance I've seen has been up to the standard that Barnaby's performances always were and I'm sure will be when he rejoins the cast.

#294838 Billy Elliot 2013

Posted Lover on 02 March 2014 - 06:15 AM

View PostSeriously, on 02 March 2014 - 02:57 AM, said:

Don't worry Barnaby, I take everything you say with a pinch of salt too.

Just a pinch? I thought was more like a bucketload?!

#294732 Billy Elliot 2013

Posted Sam4God on 01 March 2014 - 04:06 AM

View PostSeriously, on 01 March 2014 - 01:53 AM, said:

I remember Stephen Daldry saying they'd never have celebrities or names in the show, as they didn't want anything to detract from the kid.  Looks like they need the bums on seats now!

Ruthie is far from a 'celebrity'. She is a well known theatre performer and rightly so, too.

#294794 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted canadian_turtle on 01 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

Same on their Facebook page.

#294627 Billy Elliot 2013

Posted mrtheatre123 on 28 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

Ruthie Henshall joins cast as Mrs W form 12th May

#294375 WWRY Closing

Posted Sam4God on 26 February 2014 - 02:47 AM

Billy Elliot should easily make its 10th anniversary next May. And I think it may possibly extend again a bit after that, too. As someone who regularly sees the show, I can tell you that it definitely doesn't look like it's  "struggling". The theatre hardly ever feels 'empty'. All 3 levels are always open and although some midweek shows may not be as full, of all the times I've seen the show, I've probably only felt it was 'empty' once and it was a Thursday matinee about 5 months ago. (And even then, it wasn't as empty as I've seen some performances of other popular shows to be midweek, including Wicked, Phantom and even Matilda yes.) Most of the time, the Victoria Palace theatre looks full enough (and I usually go on weekdays!) - I can imagine it being a lot busier on weekends. Yes, they may do offers and have discounted tickets available a lot, but clearly it's not a big problem as enough people are still buying and seeing the show every week.

If Billy Elliot ever closes/goes on tour/moves/etc, it will most likely be because the Victoria Palace theatre needs renovating. From what I've heard and read, there have been plans to renovate that theatre for a long time and they keep pushing them back because in order to do so, they'd need to have the theatre be dark and Billy's currently in it. I think the last I heard, there were plans to start the work on the theatre in early 2016 but I can't be sure.

In regards to the Dominion theatre, Billy obviously wouldn't ever move to that theatre. The Dominion is too big for a lot of shows. It's even too big for Newsies, in my opinion. Way too big, in fact. Only a massive production could work well in that theatre. I for one, wouldn't miss We Will Rock You if it closed. But of course... this may all just be rumours, anyway.

#290323 The Future West End - what would you like to see?

Posted David J on 23 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Anything Goes please

#290031 #stageyandproud

Posted popcultureboy on 21 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

My favourite Starbucks story is someone giving their name as "Primrose Everdeen" and when it's called, yelling "I volunteer as tribute!" and taking the coffee.

#290052 I'd Really Love To See...

Posted Michael H on 21 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

Colonel Mustard in The Conservatory with the Lead Piping.

#290018 I'd Really Love To See...

Posted armadillo on 21 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

David Tennant in my bedroom...

#283204 Wos Awards 2014

Posted craftymiss on 07 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

View PostDrP, on 06 November 2013 - 09:55 AM, said:

The Sheridan Smith Award for Best Living Female in Theatre goes to...Sheridan Smith.


#281695 The Book Of Mormon

Posted greeny11 on 24 October 2013 - 06:55 AM

Stephen Ashfield is staying on for another year.  Cast change is February 1st

#281808 The Book Of Mormon

Posted John_Rebus on 25 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

Judging by the audio snippets from YT I listened to, I wouldn't be too unhappy if Mark Evans took over as Elder Price. But I also really liked Ashley's Price.

Wasn't too impressed by David O'Reilly's Cunnigham (whom I have finally seen last week) I must say; I I think Nathan Amzi would be great as Cunningham.