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In Topic: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Yesterday, 02:40 PM

View PostMusicalTalk, on 18 April 2014 - 09:51 AM, said:

Here's our review:

Enjoyed listening to your thoughts. Disagree with most of them, but it was interesting to hear your reasons for not liking the show.

In Topic: The Bodyguard

Yesterday, 03:13 AM

If anybody is seriously doubting Alexandra's ability to sing the Whitney Houston songs, it's probably because they've never heard her sing live before. Whether you like her or not, you can't deny she's got the voice for it.

On the topic of who 'deserves' this role... There may very well be other theatre-trained actresses who are also capable of singing the songs in 'Bodyguard' - some perhaps even better than Alexandra would. But when it comes to casting, a number of factors are taken into consideration and Alexandra's popularity (however you want to define that word) is an advantage. At least she's not just a 'name' - but one who CAN actually sing well. Her acting is a different matter and we can't judge that until she's started performing the role.

In Topic: Blithe Spirit, Gielgud Theatre

17 April 2014 - 12:28 AM

Hoping to dayseat for this soon.

In Topic: Olivier Predictions

14 April 2014 - 11:09 PM

View Postmjr, on 14 April 2014 - 11:03 PM, said:

Or how about celebrate new productions and revivals and try and get some bums on seats for them rather than publicising the same old shows that are going to sell tickets whether or not they appear on top of a roof with dodgy make up or not...

They celebrate the new shows too. The whole Oliviers ceremony is about new shows and revivals, in fact. It's just one award and all the performances for that are done before the ceremony.

In Topic: Olivier Predictions

14 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

I disagree. I think it's great to celebrate some of the older long-running shows each year, as well the new shows. Yes, the Audience award itself may be a bit pointless, but some of these shows (particularly the very popular ones who make it to the top 4 each year) are a big part of the West End. It's not like they perform at the actual awards ceremony or anything. Just a little pre-Oliviers event to promote theatre to the crowds in Covent Garden. I think it's brilliant.