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poster J

Member Since 02 Jun 2011
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In Topic: Tkts Booth

Yesterday, 09:02 PM

The booths in the tube station also take the tokens, as do theatre box offices, so it's still fairly easy to get a better deal than tkts for many shows even if using tokens.

In Topic: Tkts Booth

21 April 2014 - 11:16 PM

I use the ones in Leicester Square tube station as well, over the past 4 or 5 years 9 times out of 10 I've got a better deal there than was available at TKTS, though they now often offer a smaller % discount than they used to as well.

In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

21 April 2014 - 11:11 PM

French woman behind me at We Will Rock You tonight spent the whole show translating it to her son despite many glares from me.  Then started singing during the curtain call so loudly I could barely hear the actor who was singing on stage.

And there was someone about 3 rows in front of me who couldn't sit still...

In Topic: We Rocked You

21 April 2014 - 11:09 PM

The motorbike doesn't work now either, or at least it didn't tonight - Kevin Kennedy made a couple of jokes about the guys who had to bring it on and take it off.  And there was a microphone malfunction at the end of We Are the Champions too, so Galileo's last line was lost, which was a shame as Matt McKenna did a fantastic job - I was disappointed Oliver wasn't going to be on, but Matt was great.

It was my first time seeing the show in nearly 3 years, and I have to say I much preferred how it used to be.  Tonight a lot of the jokes and newer pop culture references felt flat (though Kevin Kennedy brought the house down with a great line about how Tottenham Court Road tube station still hadn't been finished!), and I especially hated the changed start projections and how Planet Mall is now iPlanet.  No idea how long it's been like that, but it's rubbish.  The whole show felt rushed - dialogue and some of the songs. It's definitely lost its sparkle.

The cast were great though - I knew Amanda would be a good Meat as she's a fabulous Scara, and I wasn't disappointed.  And Rachael is a great Scara too, she and Matt worked really well together

Still think I'll get a ticket for the last day though, it is such a feelgood show even when it's far from its best.

In Topic: Once London

21 April 2014 - 11:01 PM

The accents were the most annoying thing abut the new cast for me - it wasn't just one of them that was bad, it was several.