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#300008 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Boob on 10 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

No, you have a perfect clear view of the stage.

#281727 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted Seriously on 24 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

I always enjoy reading reviews, and then seeing which bits are kept for advertising.

If you believed every poster you saw, every musical at the moment is the best musical in London!

The are some good quotes to take away from the reviews.... but more bad ones than good:

Soupy tunes, more corn than even the leading breakfast cereal brands... Anodyne songwriting.. Generalised lyrics... Gaudily painted backdrops... Clunky direction by numbers.... Harmless nonsense.... This isn't a major musical... There's no sizzle in the wise-cracks.... the first act climaxes rather laughably.... Little erotic spark... The lyrics feel flaccid with cliche... Everyone gets predictable, over-emoted "I feel" songs... Erotic as a picture postcard... Darius arely allows a visible emotion... One dimensional characters... It's hard to care... The lengthy second half wears on... Undramatic... No star performers

#269561 Ghost On Tour 2013 Thread

Posted Ghostmusicalfan on 20 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

I don't agree with the number of venues comment Titan, It is doing a minimum 2 weeks per venue, 3 in some and by my calculations will have visited 18 venues by the time 12 months have passed (including venues tba).  I am not sure how many more places it can visit in that time frame?

#264705 Matilda Musical

Posted coddy92 on 07 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 07 May 2013 - 07:53 PM, said:

What is the duration of the show? I have tried looking on the website, but it doesn't say!
In the programme it says 2hrs 40mins including interval :)

#264328 Fiddler On The Roof Uk Tour 2013-14

Posted Titan on 04 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

Oh not seen that. Thats annoying, so over the actor musician thing.

#254893 9 To 5: The Musical

Posted Rozzi Rainbow on 16 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I went last Saturday afternoon in York. I didn't know anything about the show before I went other than knowing the title track and seeing the cast perform on This Morning, which I really enjoyed. I didn't enjoy the show that much though, I thought the storyline was just too silly. I liked the music, and thought it was clever how Dolly Parton appeared in it. I would have liked to have seen Ben in it, so was a bit disappointed he had left by then, I liked how they showed the cast's names at the curtain call. Overall I am glad I went but won't be rushing to see it again.

#254158 The Ongoing Wicked Discussion Thread

Posted dannyboyjohnson on 09 February 2013 - 01:19 AM

Wicked is gonna run longer than just 10 years... It still sells out most performances and is continually ranked the top musical in London!

#253402 Singin' In The Rain - West End 2012

Posted poster J on 31 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

View PostSam4God, on 31 January 2013 - 10:49 PM, said:

Where did you read this? I'm guessing if it does close, it'll be July 2013 (next cast change). But I'm still finding it surprising, because as far as I know, ticket sales have been extremely good and the show doesn't even do any discounts!

That's never been strictly true, the box office do discount on the day if you ask.  But yes, I've never seen it do regular discounts.

I wouldn't be surprised if it closes some time this year, but I'm dubious about the Commitments - there's no way that will sell as well as Singin in the Rain.  I'd be more inclined to believe a closure rumour if a different show was rumoured to be going in.  But a rumour is all it is anyway without any verifiable sourced information.

#253063 The Book Of Mormon

Posted FireFingers on 29 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Signage has gone up outside the Prince of Wales.


#251446 Scarlett Strallen SitR Replacement

Posted MrBarnaby on 09 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Its a new one.. ZooziZaza Strallen

#251182 Gypsy With Imelda Staunton

Posted paplazaroo on 07 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well Imelda Staunton and indeed her husband are performing and being interviewed at David Bedella and friends on Thursday night. I went to the last event with Nigel Planer and he spilled some news about another big show of 2013 so hopefully Imelda will at this one! I'd thoroughly recommend the night btw, they seem to be a bit useless at promoting it so not many people know about it but the last one had amazing performances from Daniel Boys, Heather Headleys stand in and Ray Shell in a very cosy bar.