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#296226 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted vertigo1 on 11 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

How does it look like a good score from the song names?

#294667 Matthew Morrison And Laura Michelle Kelly Workshop Finding Neverland

Posted JaszyR91 on 28 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

I seem to be in the minority that actually liked the Leicester production of this. It was a rather classy production imo, I can't imagine Barlow's music living up to the previous standard in musical theatre terms. I expect this to be mega cheesey. I've no idea what Weinstein is thinking with all these drastic changes! A few tweaks would have been fine I'd say.
Also, for me Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig were perfect as the leads.

#293492 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Titan on 20 February 2014 - 05:48 AM

Knowing who the WOS Manchester reviewer is I disagree and that is quite a patronising comment

#289859 Happy Days The Musical

Posted Kathryn2 on 19 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

Your trolling is really annoying.

#282949 NT 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted armadillo on 04 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

By 'hardly anyone', presumably we need to insert the words 'that I consider worthy of seeing decent theatre' in brackets? /amused

#282442 National Theatre Membership

Posted Epicoene on 31 October 2013 - 07:18 AM

I don't think anyone should be able to buy priority booking rights at any subsidised theatre.

#275900 The Pride (Trafalgar)

Posted popcultureboy on 22 August 2013 - 12:39 PM


Mark shentons blog re Hayley atwell says it all

It's a shocking disrespect to audiences and devalues the west end even more

Mark Shenton devalues the West End with ridiculous guff like this. Were we all so up in arms when Matt Damon missed a couple of weeks in This Is Our Youth so he could promote the first Bourne sequel? He was a much bigger draw then than Atwell is now. The shows were sold out and his availability changed almost daily. When Maria Friedman took a leave of absence from Chicago to film Joseph, and this overran so much that Chita Rivera came in to cover, did we all moan? Alan Cumming did the same in New York when he was in Cabaret and went to film Titus. Performances of Boy from Oz and How To Succeed were cancelled to allow for Hugh Jackman's and Daniel Radcliffe's prior commitments too. This is nothing new and why such a fuss is being made, I'm really not sure.

#267644 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Steve10086 on 04 June 2013 - 05:43 PM

Just didn't realise it was so easy to predict a shows quality or success.  Oh well.

#262779 Trelawny Of The Wells - Donmar

Posted dude-1981 on 22 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

View Postlivetheatreco, on 22 April 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

= lowest form of wit.

I never understand why there is always such hostility in forums. :mellow:

Really?  It's because you clearly have no interest in contributing or adding to the debate, it's just one more place you do the rounds of, attempting to improve your hit count.

#257117 A Chorus Line

Posted armadillo on 04 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

View Postwickedgrin, on 04 March 2013 - 12:29 AM, said:

Ridiculous! I dont believe they are all on a rota! They auditioned to be cast in A Chorus Line and the paying public have a right at up to £60 a ticket to see that cast (barring illness). I will still maintain that they are ALL contracted to do 8 shows a week like the rest of us are contracted to do 40 hours per week! I am sick to death of all these "professionals" or their fans saying " oooh it's so demanding"- if you can't do it - there are plenty of people who can and do!
Do you not have paid holiday in your job then? I should get onto your union pronto if that's the case.

#256560 Evita Uk Tour 2013

Posted Zippy on 28 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Oh dear God. He really was dreadful in Jekyll and Hyde and very poor in Blood Brothers.

#248298 2013 Wos Awards

Posted Matthew Winn on 09 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

View PostKevinUK, on 09 December 2012 - 12:28 AM, said:

However ask yourselves - who on earth makes a trip to Newcastle or Sunderland to see a regional production?

People who want to see a show playing in Newcastle or Sunderland?

I haven't been to either of those - there's no easy train from where I am and I've only recently learnt to drive - but I have been on theatre day trips to places like Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Chichester, Colchester, Derby, Edinburgh, Hereford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Sheffield, Tunbridge Wells, Woking and Worthing, and a couple of times when I've been willing to stay overnight I've been further. I've been to the cinema in places as far apart as Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield. I enjoy travelling so it's no imposition. In fact I enjoy travelling so much I'd rather go a long distance than see something just up the road because it adds to the adventure.

Once you're used to travelling around these places don't seem a long distance away any more. (There have been times when I've been sitting at home, bored, and decided to go for a walk in the country. And the country I've been for a walk in is Wales. If I can get home the same day it's not a long journey.)

So yes, there are people who travel to see regional productions. Sometimes it's because they enjoy the experience of travel itself. Sometimes it's because they love visiting towns they've never visited before. Sometimes it's because they like to sit in audiences made mainly of regular theatregoers instead of the ooh-it's-him-off-that-sitcom-why-isn't-he-being-funny crowd in the West End. Whatever the reason, they exist.