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In Topic: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

15 December 2013 - 11:57 PM

I saw this yesterday and thought it was delightful. It might have helped that I'd read mixed reviews so my expectations weren't very high so was very pleasantly surprised. The first act did drag a bit and some of the lyrics weren't clear, especially during Violet's intro song, but generally I thought it was great. All the children were super, especially Veruca with her attitude and Augustus was adorable! Wonker was wonderful.

I didn't think the chocolate fountain was very impressive but otherwise, I really liked the sets and all the effects. The oopma loompas were brilliant. I was grinning through most of the second act, I think it's a lovely feel-good show.

In Topic: Once London

08 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

Saw yesterday's matinee. Really enjoyed it all, beautiful music, touching story. David Hunter was on as Guy, really liked his performance. And Christina Tedders was on as Girl. I found out afterwards that it was her first time performing as Girl, I really couldn't tell, she gave a great performance.

This is definatly a show I'd see again.

In Topic: The Ongoing Les MisÚrables Discussion Thread

24 August 2013 - 10:45 AM

Saw the show last night. It was my 6th visit and I hadn't seen it in over a year (unfortunately missing a whole cast change). I went particularly to see Niall Sheehy as Enjolras but also got Chris Holland as Valjean which was a pleasant surprise. A shame I'll not get the chance to see Daniel though.

The whole cast was great. The problem with having seen a few amazing casts now is that I get so picky and find myself a little underwhelmed sometimes, yet they were all great.

Cameron was a fantastic Thénardier as always. I had only ever seen Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier before, so it was strange with someone new, but Wendy was really great, with the right amount of menace.

Na-Young Jeon was a very good Fantine. Acting-wise not as strong as the other two I've seen, but was nice to have a slightly younger-seeming Fantine. And vocally probably my favourite Fantine.

Carrie Hope Fletcher was a really good Eponine. Great voice and she seemed very natural in the role, yet I just felt there was something missing and I can't explain what! Maybe it was just the mood I was in but I wasn't as moved by On My Own as I usually am.

Rob Houchen was a lovely Marius. Great Empty Chairs. Samantha Dorsey was fine as Cosette.

Tam was a great Javert but because I've seen 3 other amazing Javerts I wasn't blown away, but Stars is always stunning and his was no exception.

Thought Niall was brilliant as Enjolras. Lovely strong voice, great presence, really glad I went to see him.

And Chris was a wonderful Valjean. Maybe not so strong at some parts as others I've seen, but a great performance. I particularly like his voice with the softer more gentler bits and really liked his Who Am I? And his Bring Him Home was just beautiful.

I love this show so much.