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#255280 Movie Musicals - Post Les Mis

Posted paplazaroo on 19 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Wow, I think Jekyll and Hyde will be pretty awful as a film unless they hire a new lyricists, 'it's a nightmare, it's a right scare!'

#255166 Wos Awards

Posted popcultureboy on 18 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

It might help if someone at WOS made a list of all eligible productions and performances in all categories before voting of any kind even begins? Ladykillers won best comedy, but it opened in 2011. American Idiot won best regional production, it was a tour, not a regional production. Idina Menzel won for Best Solo Performance, a concert can't really be considered as such (especially when it's against Cillian Murphy and the like). Will Young is not a newcomer to the stage, to singing, to acting, so how did he win the newcomer award? To me, it's errors like that which diminish these awards, not populist winners like Sheridan Smith (I love her, but Morahan should have won).

#255145 Wos Awards

Posted Titan on 18 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Ive gone off the WOS Awards in recent years anyway, but this years is by far the worst example of someone famous winning nearly every catagory. It will always be the case that the bigger shows will win more than smaller shows seen by less people and I dont mind that as such as at least often lesser names have still won who have been in big shows. However in a theatre awards why the hell was a concert at the O2 eligible for nominations. Ridiculous, I dont remember the Phantom and Les Mis concerts being eligible.

I dont mind a touring show being classed as regional as it is in the regions, and not everyone has a regional producing house near them.

#255137 Wos Awards

Posted theatrepaul on 18 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Absolutely ridiculous yet so predictable. Voted for by such a narrow, young part of the theatre going audience or even people who just vote for their favourite performers as their default position. Mel C, Tim Minchin, Will Young....... Please!!

I don't deny Sheridan Smith was good in Hedda Gabler but she wasn't the best actress. What about Sally Hawkins or better still, Hattie Morahan??

These awards are a complete joke and a waste of time

#255128 Wos Awards

Posted MrBarnaby on 18 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I predict next years winners...

Best actor - someone famous off the telly
Best actress- Sheridan smith
Best supporting actress- Sheridan smith
Best director- someone who directed Sheridan smith
Best play- something starring Sheridan Smith

#255107 Wos Awards

Posted MrBarnaby on 17 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Yet again... Hilarious results. Mel C best supporting actress... Anything Sheridan does will win for her.. If she read her shopping list onstage she'd win best actress.

#255225 Wos Awards

Posted MrBarnaby on 18 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

The people that vote are clearly 13 year old girls.. Or people who don't have a very broad theatre going life and only see things with someone famous in them.

How can you say Mel C was honestly the best supporting actress in all of the musicals last year? It's preposterous. The voters wouldn't know quality if it slapped them round the face.

Why not make up next years awards now with Sheridan Smith best actress for A Midsummers night dream. I bet my house on it.

#255193 Wos Awards

Posted Parsley on 18 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

I must say that these awards a quite a massive joke

I mean they are HARDLY the Oscars, Tonys or Olivier awards

The biggest flaw is that many people will not have seen most of the shows and will just vote for what they have

On the other hand people who haven't seen a show might still vote for it...I am sure not that many people saw Curious Incident during the limited run at the NT

They are a bit pointless really and I think everyone knows this

Natalie Casey and Sheridan Smith winning something within the same awards really says it all :D

On a serious noted, the WOS do degrade acting in proper plays as they hardly ever reflect "proper" acting talents, meaning actors who are versatile and worthy

The Olivier categories for plays at least have respectable shortlists...and I BET Natalie Casey will not be on it

These have about much clout as those awards for "best rear" and "sexiest male"

:D :D

#255068 Help!

Posted xanderl on 17 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Kiss me Kate?

#255058 Help!

Posted RedRose on 17 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

Top Hat is fantastic if you like that kind of music and tap dance, or Singing in the Rain!

#255034 Help!

Posted mallardo on 17 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

A Chorus Line.

#255020 A Chorus Line

Posted wickedgrin on 17 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Yes, the Palladium is a HUGE theatre to fill, and however good the reviews I think it is a show that has not got the big appeal with the coach parties such as Singing in the Rain or Top Hat. So I suspect it will always be a show available at TKTS - it is just a quesion of how much of a reduction - alot of shows there are not 50%off.

The view from the Second Circle is fine at the Palladium and the show is definately one to watch from above and back.

#255007 A Chorus Line

Posted itsuckstobeme on 17 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

View Postposter J, on 17 February 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Day seats are not feasible, I'll only be getting into London at 5pm.  I was just wondering if there was any chance of anywhere other than the Upper Circle, as I'm not sure I can convince the friend I'm going with that sitting up there will be fine...I don't mind sitting there though, so I guess it's time to try persuading her!

It's a show to be seen from the dress circle and upper circle by all accounts. Check out the theatre monkey website for seating advice.
I expect later on in the run the discounts will start to appear though, the Palladium is a big house to fill every night.

#254753 A Chorus Line

Posted Elphie89 on 14 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

I’ve been fortunate to see A Chorus Line already and I absolutely love it. Having never seen the show before and only knowing a few of the songs I was not sure what to expect but I enjoyed every second of it. I’ve seen a lot of West End shows and the energy and talent of the cast I would say is unsurpassed. Such is the show that each performer has to be a triple threat with acting, singing and dancing and the entire cast are amazing.
The standout performances for me include John Partridge as Zach; he has unique star quality and stage presence. His acting is fantastic and he moves from Zach in the strong, tough director mode to the caring, emotionally complex human Zach effortlessly and wonderfully. I love that he is involved in several of the dance numbers as his dancing is phenomenal.
Scarlett Strallen as Cassie is also fantastic, her solo dance is a beauty to behold, all at once strong and sensual whilst maintaining the fragility and emotion of Cassie in that moment; beautiful. Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila has the audience in the palm of her hand and delivers some of the best and funniest one-liners with aplomb. Victoria Hamilton-Barritt also gives stunning renditions of ‘Nothing’ and ‘What I did for Love’. I also adore Gary Wood’s portrayal of Paul; his monologue describing his childhood and youth is performed beautifully, retrained yet emotional, I was totally captivated by his performance.
I was lucky enough to see Marvin Hamlisch perform with Idina Menzel in 2011, a wonderfully charismatic and talented man, this new revival of A Chorus line with his gorgeous score is a credit to his memory. I cannot wait to see the show again.

#254629 Kiss Me Kate Transfers To The Old Vic From 20Th November

Posted mallardo on 13 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Forgettable songs?  Wow.  Which ones?  The book scenes do go on but ALL of the songs are wonderful.