Well said,robertb 213... Btw some good deals cropping up on TT for what is after all the best thing in the WE by a country mile....
I would sooner sit through The Lion King again than this. I do get that some people like this but this show is like marmite. It is the only show I've seen that I wanted to leave at the interval (i didn't in the hope I would enjoy the second act).
Post by latefortheoverture on Feb 13, 2020 15:23:19 GMT
Went onto the lottery website at 11:56am and was let straight through to purchase seats in row r. Won't lie, whilst I didn't fall madly in love with the story, I have been listening to the recording a lot. The score is nice, and I'm looking forward to giving it a second try.
Taking my younger sister along, whos more in the target age for this, will be interesting to see how she finds it. As soon as I said it was the writers of 'La La Land' and 'The Greatest Showman' she wanted to come, no doubt the success of both films is helping this show a lot.
Selling incredibly well...trying to book a coach party but it is very difficult...listening to the CD again today and it just gets better and better.Thought that RENT would always be my favourite ever musical,but not anymore.
Post by latefortheoverture on Feb 21, 2020 19:50:22 GMT
Saw this again on Monday, it was like seeing a different show. Something about the recent news of Caroline Flack made me see this in a whole new light.
Sitting in row R provided a perfect view. I didn't even realise the floor had some projection, which was nice. I thought the cast performed even better than before, especially Sam Tutty. I still think he is a complete revelation in the role.
The story still has its issues, but I was able to get more out of the story than before, and was actually moved. The score is the star here.
My sister really enjoyed it, and also was incredibly moved. I really think the passing of Caroline Flack heightened the story much more, making it seem a lot more timely.
Will maybe catch this again depending on the cast in the next year or so, it isn't a bad show at all.
Was also great to see the house full on a Monday, not a so much as an empty seat in the stalls! I got into the theatre around 19:20 and there was no-one about, I really did think I had read the start time wrong. Everyone, I mean everyone, was in the auditorium. Nobody in the foyer, bar or toilets. Was so weird and eerie! Never seen that happen before!
Another visit earlier in the week and MT perfection again imo,but a chastening experience to recount....unwilling to pay the extortionate three-figure prices,I got a standing ticket.Cue the FOH girl looking me up and down and seeing what in her eyes was a shambling archaic half-dead remnant of humanity,she pronounced,’You do know this is a standing ticket,Sir?Will you be alright?We are sold out so there will be nowhere to sit...’ Bless! One of the other standees who is apparently a regular standee then tried to explain that some naughty standees try to grab empty seats once the show has started causing disruption especially if a latecomer arrives and there is now a printed set of rules given out to standees about their expected etiquette.He is correct as I am now the proud owner of said list of exhaustive rules. This week I must start looking at retirement homes and perusing zimmer frame brochures as a matter of urgency!
Saw this last week with the understudy (think it was Marcus) along with the mighty fine Jack playing Jared were bloody amazing. I thought the understudy knocked Sam’s Evan performance out of the water for me, I didn’t emotionally connect to Sam at all.
Other than that I still have the same issues with this show, I just don’t like the story plot and how it ends.
Still love the soundtrack though and some songs just stick in my head.
I got. a £50 dress circle seat thanks to dynamic pricing and the sound was so much better down here then up in the balcony, much louder and clearer. I was in row G and the view was amazing, it was the second viewing and I would definitely splash out on getting better seats because I loved it in the balcony as well but this time round It was out of this world! I had Sam Tutty on as Evan and at the start I wasn't to sure about him but he warmed into it a lot, he plays the comic moments well end he plays it less nervously then Marcus I would say, but there was a lot of emotion in his performance, even tears in the bit before you will be found which is just Evan on stage and words fail was fantastic. Brilliant show, story wise you have to be really invested in the characters to go on the not easy journey of the story lol
Post by SamB (was badoerfan) on Feb 27, 2020 19:56:13 GMT
Doesn't surprise me, I suspect it isn't doing quite as well as they might have expected, as evidenced by the £50 ticket above yours, and the fact there's a whole batch of £35 tickets on TodayTix for dates in March in stalls seats that would normally be premium.
Is DEH here attracting lots of repeat customers? I think that’s my worry for this show having a long run, because I’m. not sure it’s one people will rush back to time and again. Then again it’s been super successful on broadway, although I know success there doesn’t always equate to success here.
Without going into too much personal details, as a sufferer of mental health my whole life I left the theatre feeling far worse about myself and humanity in general than before I came in, and whatever happens in the second half I didn't see the situation improving. Thanks at least to the ushers on the front door who understood this and apologised on behalf of the show for me (which they didn't need to, but it was still a nice gesture). The ticket was at least a £12.50 standing one so I'm not too out of pocket.
I'm happy to give it another chance in the future, but for now it really wasn't the right time for me.
I did the same. I’d been having a bad day and was not connecting to the story at all and I just needed to get out of there. First time I have ever done that in a theatre. I will give it another go at some point.