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#300128 Andrew Lippa

Posted popcultureboy on 11 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Start with "Maybe I Like It This Way" from The Wild Party. I absolutely love that song. Then try his Charlie Brown songs. I confess to finding Addams Family an absolute bore and haven't heard any of Big Fish.


#299725 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted popcultureboy on 08 April 2014 - 12:58 PM

Bless


#299690 The Scottsboro Boys

Posted popcultureboy on 08 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

Isn't it? We think it's going to the Garrick, we don't think it will last long. Now let's move on :D


#299688 Old Vic New Season

Posted popcultureboy on 08 April 2014 - 09:35 AM

I have gone from 2037th in the queue to 1500th in 20 minutes. I could very well be dead by the time I get on the booking screen.


#298252 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted popcultureboy on 27 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

View PostRadio, on 27 March 2014 - 09:49 AM, said:

The stage didn't seem to like it.

http://www.thestage....tage / Reviews)

Maybe their payment didn't clear in time.


#298098 A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted popcultureboy on 26 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

The website is offline again.


#297960 Blockbuster The Musical

Posted popcultureboy on 25 March 2014 - 01:56 PM

Equally I'm saddened it's not about the game show, with the 11 o'clock number, "I'll Have a P Please, Bob".


#297160 Old Vic New Season

Posted popcultureboy on 18 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

Yes, yes we have.


#297128 Old Vic New Season

Posted popcultureboy on 18 March 2014 - 11:27 AM

So he's doing a very short run of the one man play, Clarence Darrow. I'm far more excited that Kristin Scott-Thomas will be playing the title role in Electra.

http://www.oldvicthe...n-announcement/


#296982 The Full Monty In The West End

Posted popcultureboy on 17 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 16 March 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

How bizarre.. It took squillions on tour.

It's a touring show, not a West End show. That was always obvious to me, so the very swift demise isn't unexpected.


#296975 Versailles - Donmar

Posted popcultureboy on 17 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

It doesn't even NEED the second act. All the endless turgid speechifying could have been worked into the third act as drawing room conversation as to his reasons for resigning from working on the Treaty.


#293558 Versailles - Donmar

Posted popcultureboy on 20 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

Quote

Thank you so much for the detailed reply, much appreciated!
My problem is that I'm not from London, or even the UK, so I can't really pick and choose my dates or buy much in advance (I assume the standing tickets are bought directly from the box office? will check their site to make sure). I'll try my luck with the Monday thing (I'm aiming at the first week of April), or will head to the BO when I arrive.. or I'll just go and see something else.

If you go to the Donmar website, you can sign up for Front Row info, they'll then email you on a weekly basis with a reminder for what week will be going on sale the following Monday as well. I think you can buy the standing tickets via the website.


#293545 Versailles - Donmar

Posted popcultureboy on 20 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

Standing now seem to be on sale in advance. Front row, you have to be online and ready to go the second they go on sale on the Monday morning. And I would always recommend trying for them as early in the run as possible. It's always a scrum to get them, but if they end up with killer reviews, then the scrum gets much tougher.


#293355 Michael Grandage Season

Posted popcultureboy on 18 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

What? Not even SRB in fishnets giving it his best Marlene Dietrich? What kind of theatre gay are you?


#292906 Fiddler On The Roof/Evita in Aldwych!

Posted popcultureboy on 14 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

View PostEastender, on 14 February 2014 - 09:51 AM, said:

To get back to the thread.
Evita obviously would not last 5 minutes in the West End. It only closed there recently.
But Fiddler has not been on for quite a few years. Actually it is one of the 'great' shows I have never seen. Stupidly I missed it when Topol last played it. I would love to see Fiddler. And, unlike shows like Matilda, it has some great memorable songs (ok ha ha I got slagged off for having a go at Matilda on here but honestly Fiddler is much the better show).
So my vote would go for Fiddler and I would go and see the thing. Evita would not get a booking from me and my groups.

Again, a matter of opinion, innit? I saw Fiddler when it was on Broadway in 2005 and I could not get out of there fast enough. I left at the interval and don't regret that one little bit. If it came into the West End, I wouldn't rush to see it so as to catch the second half.

As for Evita, yes, the Elena Roger revival was much maligned and closed seven years ago. I saw the current tour and while Pellow may be a box office draw, he's just horrible in the role.