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#300992 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Catqc on Today, 09:03 AM

Saw this at last! Hilarious. Will definitely be going back! Robert Lindsay was wonderful even though his voice wasn't too strong IMO. Rufus Hound - brilliant and a really good voice, I thought! Katherine Kingsley was amazing as always - so nice to hear her real (and excellent) voice after her Lina Lamont! Great ensemble too. My only problem was with the diction - I don't know whether it was perhaps the orchestra was too loud or they just weren't enunciating but I missed a lot of the lyrics - a shame given how clever those I heard were.

#301011 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Titan on Today, 10:53 AM

Plus he is tagging in the shows and people he is commenting on in his reviews, which I find poor form and to be honest you are asking for comeback if you do that

#301004 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Ryan on Today, 09:55 AM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 17 April 2014 - 09:26 AM, said:

Anyone read Mark Shentons opion on the show. Was suprised with what he had to say. Robert Lindsay gave a great reply but has since deleted the tweet.


That's the great thing about different opinions isn't it, I thought DRS was the absolute opposite of effortful.  The cast worked hard but I thought they made it all look so easy and as though they were making it all up on the spot.  And Lindsay in particular was an absolute master of it in my opinion...

#299372 Blithe Spirit, Gielgud Theatre

Posted *Michael* on 05 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

Queued for day seats this morning - arrived at 7.30 and we were 5th, 6th and 7th in the queue.  Next people didn't arrive until 8 and then I'd say the queue was full by 9.15ish.  

The 5 people in front all went for matinee so ended up with front row.

#300569 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted KevinUK on 13 April 2014 - 11:00 PM

This years TV highlights were much better than last years. I agree there should have been some previews of upcoming shows, but I like that they bring out the old favourites - as the highlights are now on a commercial TV station, ITV require something that will bring in viewers.

#300721 Olivier Predictions

Posted djp on 15 April 2014 - 04:08 AM

View Postmjr, on 14 April 2014 - 10:43 PM, said:

I agree with the above. Why do we need to see One More Day again? Scrap the audience choice awards performances and give revival shows full segments to perform in.

They  want something that people will want to listen to, and that  will still be around to perform on the night  - not closed because no one much wanted to see them in the first place. They also need musicals with strong songs - which rules out most of whats been new in London recently. They can give awards to whats politically correct, and be as pretentious as they like in who they give prizes too - but they need some big numbers because they want people to watch the show. The audience  choice at least has the merit that more than a handful of self appointed people voted for it.

#300719 Olivier Predictions

Posted mjr on 14 April 2014 - 11:37 PM

Yes, but from a TV perspective give the new productions and revivals the air time, not the old shows.

#300697 Happy Days The Musical

Posted mrtheatre123 on 14 April 2014 - 08:04 PM

Thanks a million Sam!

#300664 Olivier Predictions

Posted mrtheatre123 on 14 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

View PostSam4God, on 14 April 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:

I filmed it and am uploading now, so should be up in a few hours :)

Thanks So Much :)

#300657 Olivier Predictions

Posted Gregor on 14 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

View Postmjr, on 14 April 2014 - 09:53 AM, said:

Shame they cut the medley from the revivals!

That was unforgivable. And not a word was heard from Maria's acceptance speech for Best Musical Revival Award.

#300549 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted bradleyconnor on 13 April 2014 - 09:58 PM


#300158 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted John_Rebus on 11 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

My record (in a negative way) so far was 120€ (around £100) for a ticket for Cirque du Soleil in Frankfurt in 2010 I think. Musical-wise, I remember buying a premium ticket once for £80 for Mamma Mia (back when I re-started watching Musicals after finishing Uni - I was inexperienced and just thought "Premium sounds good"). Never done such a stupid thing again since then...
Paying top-price (but not premium, i.e. £65 plus fees) is fine every now and then - but mostly for "special events" as cast changes or closing nights.

As for I can't sing - I'll be back in town next week and see the show for a second time at Thursday's Matinee - let's see which seat the box office offers me when I pop in during the day :)

#299970 Urinetown

Posted Radio on 10 April 2014 - 06:07 AM

Was a much shorter run. The St James although I found initially tricky to locate as a wee bit hidden hardly has the worst location ever it's very close to two major west end theatres.

#299078 Billy Elliot Uk Tour Announcement Imminent?

Posted Horton on 02 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

Billy Elliot is still my favourite British musical- ever.

#299843 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted freckles on 09 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

this thread, like the show, gets more & more surreal!

(I liked the sofas too, but didn't notice they formed an X!)