Maybe i’m misremembering but isn’t the Other Palace supposed to be about helping new British shows get a start? Recently it’s been pretty heavy on the US imports.
I think from the get go they very broadly said 'new musical theatre' not specifically British MT. The studio does more to nurture new shows but yes it is a little annoying to see the US shows being favoured in the main house.
Funnily enough I always thought this might end up at TOP.
CD not exactly life changing but pleasant and (controversial opinion) I find it less bland than Evan Hansen (they can put that on the posters if they like) and out of the endless stream of American teenage angst musicals this is deffo one of the more palatable (IMHO of course).
Agree there are elements that remind me of Eugenius.
Anyway, if I can get a row G aisle for DVT prevention purposes, I shall check it out.
(Oh and when did advertising dates as "from" such and such (in this case Feb 2020) whilst keeping the end of the booking period/run shrouded in mystery become such a thing? Was unable to find the "to" date anywhere this morning!)
And yes - sad but I guess true - the reason for the endless US stuff in the main house is that nobody in the UK is writing anything as good. Which is sad as the bar I think is pretty low. That thing with Kelsey Grammar was one of the worst musicals I have ever seen. It was so bad, everyone around me was weeping.
Dom,you legend,you have just made me laugh out loud with your comments about King Kelsey,thank you,Sir...btw when is La Mancha due for a return gig...What was that at the back?Not until hell freezes over?...much too soon,lol
How can anyone say that shows being written in the UK aren't as good as those being created in the USA, if these writers don't have the money or support for their work to be seen? Comments like that frustrate me to no end.
This is going to be a smash...is the world of MT about to be totally invaded by teen shows...look at the shows that are dying in the regions and then stuff like SIX...producers will follow the money...it’s an invasion...it’s like the war of the worlds all over again...lol...Mean Girls,DEH and countless others still to come...wow!
Wasn’t originally going to book, but the price for 2nd row was so damn cheap I could pass up a bargain! Am keeping an open mind despite not liking anything i’ve seen from this show so far...hoping to be surprised.