Just read on Twitter; Finding Neverland to go to West End in 2017! I haven't followed it all as I thought it was first expected to hit West End in 2016, but the sections on the website does give something to look forward to.
Post by danieljohnson14 on Feb 12, 2016 9:58:36 GMT
Really excited for this, a few of my favorite films are transformed into stage shows in London this year (Henderson, Neverland) so am buzzed. And I am in love with the cast recording for Broadway, particularly All That Matters, Finding Neverland and the Finding Neverland (Reprise).
Last I heard, everyone was wildly theorising Hamilton might go into the Victoria Palace based on the suggested timelines of "Hamilton coming to the UK" and "the Victoria Palace getting refurbed". The old "adding 2 + 2 and getting 5" thing. Unless you've got some insider knowledge, or I overlooked some insider knowledge, I think "earmarked" is a stretch.
Post by danieljohnson14 on Feb 12, 2016 10:34:57 GMT
I don't think it will go to the Dominion, that is a huge theatre!
I'm gonna throw out a curve ball prediction and say that, and it pains me to say as I love the show, I think it will go to somewhere like the Aldwych Theatre. Beautiful has been trailing in buisness recently, and I fear that despite the fact I loved the show, I can't see it making it through this year too.
My prediction is for Beautiful to close around October/November for this to come in.
Post by talkstageytome on Feb 12, 2016 11:03:36 GMT
Saw this on Broadway last week and I must say I was disappointed. I love the film, the cast were great and yet it felt like it was missing so much. Some parts were wildly ott and melodramatic, which didn't work. 'Jokes' fell flat, most of the songs were just okay, but felt too modern and the end reveal came almost out of nowhere. On the plus side, the costumes looked great and the finale was quite amazing. But overall it felt too American and way too modern too. Id give it a 3/5. Sad as I was very much looking forward to it. Still, I'd probably give it a second chance if it transferred.