What is strange here the Menier has lined up the show, without naming who is going to star and with someone that needs to be a 'quad' threat, you would have thought they would have lined their star up at the same time.
They must have someone lined up even if they have not announced?
I would've thought so, it would be very strange to announce the production then try and find someone with all the pre-requisites.
Post by Phantom of London on Aug 21, 2017 16:46:24 GMT
The recent production in Chichester was poor, unusual for Timothy Shreader to drop the ball, however his associate director (forgot the name, sorry), picked the ball up and run with it and turned it into an excellent production, starring Brian Conley,mwhich should have gone into the West End.
Barnum is synonymous with circus skills especially tightrope walking and anything short of that and the audience will feel short changed. What is strange here the Menier has lined up the show, without naming who is going to star and with someone that needs to be a 'quad' threat, you would have thought they would have lined their star up at the same time.
Post by Phantom of London on Aug 20, 2017 16:41:56 GMT
Far from sold out last night, the people standing were all given seats.
Sadly this got stopped for half an hour, the actor noticed someone not very well and stepped out of character, to ask 'if the person was alright' the stage manager then stopped the show, requesting "if there is a doctor in the house"' most of the Donmar volunteered. They cleared the theatre, to give the poor person treatment. However the forced and unavoidable stoppage affected me and took me away from the dramatic action!!!
What I could make out The ploughman's wife who he treats her badly, is liberated because she can write her namemany has an affair with the miller,who is an outsider because he can read and write, unlike the other villages who are peasants. Even though in the Evening Standard interview they sold this as being 'erotic', sesperate for ticket sales I think, however I found watching a cup of tea brew more erotic and slightly more exciting than this play unfortunately.
Why why didn't the Donmar revive the critically acclaimed and excellent Blackbird by the same playwright?
It's a brand new musical, with no stars in the cast, at a fringe venue. There is no reason why it would sell out. But it's doing pretty well for saying
I saw it tonight after seeing it first at Curve and loved it and think it's a hell of a show. There's nothing more cringey in this than there is in The Book Of Mormon or something which has done fairly well for itself.
I believe the lad playing Adrian has only just joined the cast for some reason or is some cover or something and it was his first one and he was great.
A musical at the Menier that got very good to great reviews should be a big draw, why this isn't?
Post by Phantom of London on Aug 19, 2017 21:13:48 GMT
I saw this last night and baulked at £45 a ticket. Artistically aside, I am getting to dislike the Menier more and more, uncomfortable seating, takes the whole interval to get to the toilet (which are awful) and back, have to walk through a restaurant to get to the theatre, takes 5-10 minutes to get out at the end etc.
Firstly hats off to the kid who played Adrian Mole, didn't leave the stage for 2 hours, amazing for someone so young.
However I didn't like the show and enjoyed it slightly more in Leicester. I found the humour forced and I cringed more than I laughed. If camp charachters dancing around with a grot mag floats your boat, the run finishes soon, so book now!!!
Performances haven't sold out, so there will be no transfer.
Post by Phantom of London on Aug 18, 2017 18:03:52 GMT
Bruce was someone like Terry Wogan, who everyone warmed to, except me, he never floated by raft, but recognise his contribution over several decades, of not actually doing too much and getting extremely well paid for it, on the early evening news it was reported that Liz MacKean has also passed away and she was quite young, she exposed Jimmy Saville on Newsnight, this shocked me then saddened me more.