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poster J

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In Topic: Olivier Predictions

14 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

The green make-up was appalling, and her wig line was so clearly visible.
There was no need for her to be on the roof - pretty sure Rachel Tucker sang on the stage a couple of years ago and was a million times better (may have been at West End Live that I'm thinking of, but the principle's the same).  It was an overwrought, over-sung performance from Willemijn in my opinion, and certainly won't have me rushing back to the show while she's still in it.  Clearly she must be good given how many productions of the show she's been in, but I didn't see any evidence of anything special on that performance.

In Topic: The Oliviers - The Results

13 April 2014 - 11:23 PM

The link to Covent Garden was entertaining just because of how ridiculously young the current Valjean looks.  And at least it served as a warning not to go back to Les Mis any time soon, at least until there's a cast change.  The Wicked performance was slightly better but still so over-sung.

In Topic: The Oliviers - The Results

13 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Ugh Mormon winning...so predictable.  At least Zrinka won Best Actress - Once definitely deserved at least that, and she certainly deserved to win!

In Topic: Olivier Predictions

12 April 2014 - 11:53 PM

Les Mis wasn't even nominated last year, and both it and Wicked have only won once.  It'll probably be Matilda this year given it's now been nominated years in a row.

I can't bring myself to care for the Oliviers much at all beyond saying that if Once doesn't win Best New Musical then the result is wrong in my opinion.   Then again I frequently despair at the rubbish that seems to somehow find an audience in London when so much good stuff struggles, so I won't be surprised at all if Once doesn't win.

In Topic: Once London

11 April 2014 - 01:32 AM

Does anyone know if either Zrinka or Arthur are scheduled to be off for either show tomorrow?