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wetheatreboy

Member Since 30 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 11 2014 04:41 PM
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In Topic: Motown, Dominion Theatre, 2015

11 March 2014 - 04:25 PM

The theatre already started their refurbishment plans and it's a pretty epic task... Remember they're turning the West End's largest theatre (it opened with just short of 300 seats!) to a more moderate size that is just a bit smaller than the Palladium or Drury Lane. I also don't think that this theatre's been in the best of conditions since the late 80s(!) There's still remnants from mega-musical Time in the auditorium from back then!

I think it's great news they're spending 7 months to refurbish the building, it's actually what most of London's theatres need, but just not possible to do because of the amount of money you loose by closing a theatre... They've obviously found the money to survive that long somehow!

In Topic: Betty Blue Eyes 2014

11 March 2014 - 03:14 PM

Is it not "Since The War" (Wasn't it set it the pub toilets?) I don't think it made it to the cast recording... (I can't remember but it might have been cut from the West End production by the time it closed?)

I think "Painting by Heart" was pretty weak too...

In Topic: Motown, Dominion Theatre, 2015

11 March 2014 - 03:08 PM

View PostRadio, on 11 March 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

Memphis is heading to Shaftesbury. Motown was thought to be going to Aldwych although maybe The Bodyguard has muddied that a bit.

I see! Just me getting confused then! (To many Ms!)

In Topic: Motown, Dominion Theatre, 2015

11 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

I know things can change, but I thought Motown was already heading for The Shaftesbury after the Pyjama Game's limited run?

In Topic: Stephen Ward - The Musical

09 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

View PostTitan, on 09 December 2013 - 12:51 PM, said:

I never understand the 'loss of work argument'.

One show closes, another opens therefore employing more people.  Its rare that a theatre just sits empty.

Yes but not the same people... The cast, sound dept, automation, stage management, musicians, the crew and follow spots will no longer have jobs.

Those people aren't going to be employed on the next show... Sometimes this happens, but not as a rule. The theatre always needs crew, for example, but the requirements will change from show to show. You might need 6 or 8 members of crew for a musical and less (if any) for a play. Similarly, musicals generally require followspots plays don't.