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#278197 West Side Story Uk Tour Cast Announced

Posted musicals fan on 15 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

I strongly recommend this musical. It contains some of the strongest singing and by a very long way the best dancing that I have ever seen in this show, with a wonderful young cast.  Not a weak link anywhere. I did see the London production - the touring show has a different cast I think.

On the question of ethnicity, according to wikipedia Puerto Rico's poulation is 75% white and that proportion was roughly maintained in the London show.

I dread full ethnic and / or national casting - Hamlet cast for Danes only? Macbeth for Scottish actors only?  Opera still blithely ignores ethnic considerations and concentrates on singing and star quality thank goodness. Drama is meant to be Universal and say something about the human condition - not propaganda for any particular brand of politics.


#220063 Landor Theatre

Posted musicals fan on 06 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

I have no links to this theatre other than as an audience member.
I have noticed on my last two visits that audience numbers were apparently in decline and full houses were no longer the norm.
I have seen some splendid shows at this theatre and wondered what the views of others are on the theatre and its repertoire / performances etc. of late.


#194264 Covering Mckellen

Posted musicals fan on 30 August 2011 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for bringing this up - the book sounds a worthy successor to Diary of a Nobody.

I am always mystified at these revelatory books - how does the author behave when he actually MEETS the people he has been so rude about?  Is this how luvvies expect to be written about, on the principle that it is better to be written about than ignored?

I have just ordered a paperback copy from the The Book Depository for 6.36 post free.