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#301183 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Titan on Yesterday, 05:17 PM

View PostParsley, on 18 April 2014 - 04:24 PM, said:


Robert Lindsay appeared in the s******* TV show of ALL time

Which was sustained WAY past it's sell by date

Even after most of the supporting cast moved onto better things

He stayed on

A show which makes Miranda seem positively cerebral

And each night he puts on makeup and costumes to sing and dance onstage

In a half empty theatre

That's his life in perspective


With him and Anya Reiss opening their mouths on Twitter like they were having faeces flowing forth freely

It amazes me

Totally meaningless people with complete ignorance toward their actual minuscule value in the grand scheme of the world

If you think My Family is the worst show of all time you clearly havent seen much TV

#301132 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Titan on Yesterday, 10:04 AM

I agree. I only sit stalls or dress circle because I want to feel involved in the show. Too far back and I feel disconnected

#301114 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Viserys on Yesterday, 08:57 AM

I fully agree with that - I used to sometimes buy cheap seats at the back or high up to save money, but ended up feeling completely disconnected - so in the end, just wasted that money.  Now I rather pay more, take advantage of "restricted view" seats close to the stage or queue for Day Seats in the front row to be up close to the action - or just don't go at all.

I think it has to do with feeling immersed, feeling close to the cast, with only a few rows of heads between me and the stage (or none at all) and not looking across a sea of heads towards a small stage and tiny actors in the distance, where it's often not possible to even see their facial expressions properly. That's also why I love smaller fringe theatres and abhor huge barns like the Palladium.

#301156 Water Babies - Leicester Curve

Posted andy614 on Yesterday, 11:38 AM

2 new songs have been released on the facebook page.

The Last Page - Tom Milner & Lauren Samuels - https://www.facebook...&type=2
Catch Me - Tom Milner - https://www.facebook...&type=2

I really like The Last Page.   Catch Me is interesting but may need a few more listens to form a proper opinion.

#299145 The Bodyguard

Posted djp on 03 April 2014 - 12:24 AM

View PostJoeRH, on 01 April 2014 - 03:25 PM, said:

Originally, I said I would like to see Knight and personally, I think AB's singing career has gone a little flat as don't hear much of her these days. However, I have never seen her perform and never seen her acting. I think she would do well from the show and possibly do more musical theatre. I think I'm going to give the girl a chance to prove what's she's got. I also think that it's really nice at how her first musical theatre production are songs from Whitney as Burkes first live performance on The X Factor was a Whitney Classic. She deserves the role as much as anyone else would, surely?

Alexandra had a go as Eponine for children In need.

She would deserve the role if she was one of the best available people who could sing it. She may merit it on other grounds too if she can pull in the punters. She could meet both criteria, or one , or none.

#300992 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Catqc on 17 April 2014 - 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 17 April 2014 - 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 17 April 2014 - 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.