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#301149 Water Babies - Leicester Curve

Posted zyx123 on Yesterday, 10:41 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 18 April 2014 - 06:48 AM, said:

Judging by Leicesters other musical efforts, this will be a right old cheap looking show.

Let's have a go at one of the few regional producing theatres that actually bothers with musical theatre.

#299344 Love Story The Musical - Brockley Jack

Posted zyx123 on 04 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

Daniel Boys and Lauren Samuels cast in the Bolton version.

http://www.octagonbo...o.uk/3020/ /145

#293435 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted zyx123 on 19 February 2014 - 10:22 AM

The only reviews I bother reading for Manchester shows are the Manchester Theatre Awards http://manchestertheatreawards.com/

Anyway, I loved the show. It's great fun. Katherine Kingsley steals the show as usual. Not so enthusiastic as Burlybear about Rufus Hound's singing. The second half storyline with Samantha Bond and John Marquez felt a bit tacked on to give them something to do. Also, it's a bit long at 2hours 40 minutes, but this was the fourth preview so I guess that will get shorter.

#277704 Bare @greenwich

Posted zyx123 on 10 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 10 September 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

Given that Ross William Wild is going back into it, I hope they're amplified at Greenwich. I absolutely could not hear him at all in the Southwark Playhouse.

To be fair it's quite a distance from the Southwark Playhouse to the Union.

#275866 Marti Pellow

Posted zyx123 on 22 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

I thought this was going to be about a musical about Marti Pellow. Shame.

#272484 Theatres You Haven't Visited

Posted zyx123 on 16 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 16 July 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

Most WE theatres are pretty well identical so why the excitement about seeing new ones? Why not try fringe venues like the Arcola, the Rose, the St James, The Space (anyone else been there?), the Landor, the Lost Theatre where you are at least guarenteed an unrestricted view of the stage?

Whose getting excited? It's just a box ticking exercise for nerdy people who like to make lists (like me).

#272129 Single Theatre Goers

Posted zyx123 on 11 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

I'll be doing the same thing from the 5-11th Aug. Squeezing in 13 shows.

#264576 Merrily We Roll Along @ Menier & Pinter

Posted zyx123 on 06 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

There's not a tune you can hum.
There's not a tune you go bum-bum-bum-di-dum.

#258264 Wicked 2013 Uk Tour Thread

Posted zyx123 on 12 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

View PostJon, on 12 March 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

Neither Billy or Shrek have announced dates so its possible, I reckon either will be Manchester Palace's Christmas show.

West Side Story is on at the Palace in December.

#257980 Kristen Chenoweth Tickets Prices Omg ! You Guys !

Posted zyx123 on 10 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

Whenever I travel for work, usually somebody else has arranged the flights, hotel etc. I just show up at the airport, I never bother to check anything, you just trust them to have done it as it is their job.

#248282 2013 Wos Awards

Posted zyx123 on 08 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 08 December 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

What I don't get is how the hell they expect someone London based to be able to vote for a regional production award! Next year they need to stream a performance of each to help us make up our minds lol.

All of the regional nominees were on at venues a reasonable distance from London. Most of the population don't have theatres on their doorsteps.

#247093 Constellations

Posted zyx123 on 29 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 29 November 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:

Thank you for your kind concern, Latecomer, but you misunderstood my earlier point.

In fact, Constellations draws on quantum multiverse theory, not quantum mechanics, to investigate free will and friendship.

Haven't seen the play. But isn't multiverse theory just an interpretation of quantum mechanics.

#237321 Booking Fees - The Fight-Back Continues!

Posted zyx123 on 17 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Oh how I hate ATG, the fact that the booking fee is different depending on if it is a play or a musical is laughable. I used to have an ATG loyalty card, but there are never any offers anymore (as a person who generally goes to the theatre alone agree about the 2 for 1). I will simply book at the box office in the future.

Looking at booking Blue/Orange in Manchester, £10 ticket has a £5.90 booking fee. Not surprising they have hardly sold any tickets.