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#294715 The Full Monty In The West End

Posted Jamiem on 28 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 26 February 2014 - 09:39 AM, said:

If I had to guess, I'd say Jamiem was involved with the show in some kind of marketing capacity.

No, I'm the producer

#281394 Bare @greenwich

Posted Jamiem on 20 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

View Postcat123, on 20 October 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

Ashley Gilmour is on as Jason for the matinee today. I guess they wanted to give him one before Ross leaves. I hope so anyway!

Dd they give him one in the dressing room?

#279855 Scrooge 2013/4 Tommy Steel

Posted Jamiem on 05 October 2013 - 01:04 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 04 October 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

This is an embarrassing, tired and cheap old production.
I found Steele so cringeworthy with his bright white teeth I didn't know where to look. At the palladium they did n announcement to say it was his return to the palladium.. No one seemed to care as the applause had virtually stopped by the end of his first bow.

That was because the audience who clapped were of his age and had gradually died

#278145 Menier: Colour Purple

Posted Jamiem on 14 September 2013 - 05:57 AM

View PostJon, on 13 September 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

I see, I guess The Duck House is coming in late November or early December. Its interesting that Nimax will have three shows running at the Vaudeville at any given day since they'll have a kids show in the morning as well.

And on Wednesdays Nica has coffee mornings, Sundays a car boot sale, midnight shows are a possibility pending the outcome of rehearsals for Nica and Kim Posters adagio act

#275930 The Pride (Trafalgar)

Posted Jamiem on 22 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 22 August 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

But it shouldn't matter. The understudy should be good enough for it not to matter. I have countless examples in my theatregoing history of someone being off and the understudy being great enough that I didn't care. Gloria Onitiri is only the most recent example, she is by no means the only example.

Casting understudies is one of the most difficult and sometimes depressing things, there is and always has been a stigma attached to being one I'm afraid, good agents won't let their clients do it hence you rarely get great ones specifically in plays - musicals slightly easier if you're young and wanna be discovered

If people save up to go to the Wolseley - a restaurant perhaps they really want to go to, they order the fillet steak and they get a burger  but they have to pay for the fillet steak they would think twice about going back
That's what worries me for the theatre

#275237 The Sound Of Music, Regents Park

Posted Jamiem on 14 August 2013 - 03:25 PM

looking like bill will tour regents park  and buy their set, does he know it doesnt include the trees?

#274935 The Bodyguard

Posted Jamiem on 11 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostSteffi, on 11 August 2013 - 10:18 AM, said:

Heather's last performance was simply wonderful. I will miss seeing her on stage in London.

So did the many people who booked to see her

#274906 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted Jamiem on 11 August 2013 - 07:35 AM

View Posttheatremole, on 10 August 2013 - 07:52 AM, said:

Well, ALW did agree to cast Russell Grant in 'Wizard of Oz'...

I don't think he's right for this tho

#273475 Blithe Spirit Starring Angela Lansbury Autumn/winter 2013?!

Posted Jamiem on 27 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 27 July 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

None of this has been confirmed so don't get too excited! One Man is still doing well so may not be given its marching orders.

#272309 Caroline Oconnor To Star In West End Gypsy?!

Posted Jamiem on 14 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 14 July 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

It isn't postponed indefinitely at all. I'm not sure where you get your info from!

Sue Latimer

#272106 Your First Time...do You Remember !

Posted Jamiem on 11 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

At the front of the prince of Wales cinema in Cardiff and I got ten shillings

#272097 This Is My Family - Sheffield

Posted Jamiem on 11 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Brilliant show
Tim firth is the composer of the future

#271772 Phantom Cast Change

Posted Jamiem on 08 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

View Postcraftymiss, on 08 July 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

Isnt it in Glasgow and Bromley(?) too
I think he's got an aunt and a cousin there but couldn't swear to it

#271726 Phantom Cast Change

Posted Jamiem on 07 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

View Postdjp, on 07 July 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

I was struck by Phantom London running with an older Phantom, which ALW says LND needed,  and a LND aged Christine as alternate Christine -  it looked like a LND cast in waiting -  what happened to the idea of a LND tour?

LND opens in Newcastle next February

#271714 King Kong - Melbourne

Posted Jamiem on 07 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

View PostJon, on 07 July 2013 - 06:29 PM, said:

Most plays are limited run so I imagine they are budgeted so they can recoup on that time. I imagine Macbeth  and The Audience recouped and make a profit.

Plays never used to be limited runs, look at Boeing Boeing or art, it's only in recent years  the theatre owners, just wanting something in their theatres, whatever it is, paying the rent.
It really did backfire on the audience, who knows Helen mirren might have extended, they might have recast, it could have run for several years but no we got yet another production of private lives