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musicalmadness

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In Topic: The Light Princess

Today, 12:59 PM

Cast recording will come out in 2015. Tweeted by Samuel Anderson (book & lyrics). The 'unofficial' Tori Amos/Light Princess twitter account posted that it will be 2015 before we see it/hear it!

In Topic: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Yesterday, 10:26 PM

I bought I ticket at around 1pm today (I just wanted the cheapest) and they gave me Row F of the Upper Circle. This evening when I went in, the nice usher decided to put me in the same seat, but Row B of the Upper Circle. I paid £24.50 for the ticket originally, not 100% what the price difference is to where they put me, I think maybe around £10-£12. The view was excellent from where I ended up, but did look quite restricted due to the safety bars when I tried out Row F during the interval! The atmosphere was a bit dead up there. Stalls & Dress Circle sounded like they were having a great time, but people were a little more reserved up where I was! I must admit, you do feel quite disconnected from the show in the Savoy Upper Circle, and I think you need to feel involved with this show. Wasn't completely full - and I couldn't really see the 2 levels below.

As for the show, I enjoyed it. Thought the performances were all excellent - especially Robert Lindsay (though I was already a fan) and Rufus Hound, who really surprised me. I thought the set, choreography, lighting etc were all exquisite - like being at a true Broadway show, but I just really didn't warm to the show itself. Nothing to do with who was in it or how it was done. Maybe I need to go back and sit somewhere where I can be more "in it", but I just didn't particularly like the piece. Possibly down to the book as I quite enjoyed the songs.

In Topic: The Commitments Cast Change 2014

Yesterday, 10:16 AM

Brian Gilligan (currently Billy) will take over the role of Deco.

In Topic: Avenue Q Returns To London!

16 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

Saw the cast perform It Sucks To Be Me & If You Were Gay at the Olivier's (Covent Garden Piazza) on Sunday. Whilst I enjoyed it as I am a huge lover of Avenue Q, it has lost a bit of something for me. There was something about seeing 'downgraded' versions of the puppets and not the ones we got to know and love from the W.E production that made it lose some spark. It also occurred to me how much one loved seeing the actors (Julie Atherton, Simon Lipkin, Jon Robyns and Daniel Boys are just some names that popped out at me thinking back to my various trips!) as well as the puppets, and whilst Avenue Q is not about who is in it and it's great that a load of 'unknown' names are being used for the tour, it also felt a bit weird. There was also some sub-par puppetry (specifically the synchronization of the movement of the puppets mouth and what was being said/sung) that made it lose some more magic. Usually Avenue Q would be the show that goes down the best with the audience in these outdoor musical theatre events (huge laughs, singing along, big cheers), but it definitely didn't feel like it this time.

However, having said all that - it's great that the tour is selling so well and I'm sure it will be hugely enjoyable. At least I hope it comes across that way.

In Topic: The Oliviers - The Results

15 April 2014 - 11:46 PM

I was also a bit surprised to see Zrinka win the award, however I saw Once again tonight (well, Tuesday to be a pedant) and having seen both The Light Princess & Once twice now, and therefore having seen both Rosalie and Zrinka twice in their respective roles, I completely, wholeheartedly agree with Zrinka's win. I think without her Once would lose a lot. The same could be said for Rosalie and TLP, but I can only echo what others have said that her time will definitely come!