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by Bethlehemster » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:46 pm

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by Frank » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:54 am

Just seen that Les Mis is touring for the first time in a decade or so. Coming to the Hippodrome so I'm tempted to see if anyone else wants to go. It's got some good songs, but I'm not the biggest fan of a lot of the second act, so I can't justify going all the way to London to watch it.

Killian Donnelly is playing Jean Valjean in the tour after doing it in London, so I'm expecting good things. He was good in Kinky Boots, too.

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by Frank » Wed May 02, 2018 7:03 pm

Bought tickets for Kinky Boots earlier. £56 each. Crazy money! I'm sure I didn't pay that much for front-of-the-circle tickets in London!

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by Bethlehemster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Off to London in the morning to see La Boheme again at the Opera House.

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by Rax » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 am

Saw Legally Blonde at the weekend, it was OK, a bit forgettable but the performances were all very good so I cant complain too much.

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by Hexx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 am

Saw Mischief Movie Night from the Mischief Company (Play that goes wrong etc)

Pretty good - but still it's improve so not the tight comedy of their other stuff. Also short (over by the interval). The extract from new show after was much much better.

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by BTB » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:24 am

Saw Hamilton last night and loved it! Well worth the 8 month wait since I got tickets.

Listened to quite a few of the songs before seeing it, but it is so much better live and on stage. I think Burr and the King were my favourite characters.

My new favourite musical! Book of Mormon is still funniest though...

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by Rax » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:53 am

At the weekend I went to a local production of Wizard of Oz and it was very good indeed. We had front row seats, which was a new experience for me and I have to say it was very nice. It really feels like the show is being put on just for you and being so close means you can see all the little details. I was also impressed with the production values, everything from the costumes and coreography to the use of pyrotechnics were spot on. My one knock against it is that while the the lead was a very good actor she didnt really feel like Dorothy to me but then Im comparing her to Judy Garland so its probably an unfair comparison. Overall very good show and Ill definitely keep an eye out for more productions there.

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by SandyCoin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Got free tickets for Titanic - The Musical for Sunday. Anybody seen it? I've read good things, and the person who works in the industry who got us the tickets said it's her favourite musical she's seen in a long time.

I'm not a huge musical fan, but a free tickets a free ticket.

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by Minoru » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:40 am

Hexx wrote:Saw Mischief Movie Night from the Mischief Company (Play that goes wrong etc)

Pretty good - but still it's improve so not the tight comedy of their other stuff. Also short (over by the interval). The extract from new show after was much much better.

Oh, I saw that recently too. The one I saw was actually a pretty neatly told plot and despite being absurd moved forward in a ridiculously natural way for an improve. I thought it was really funny too. I was actually tempted to see it again the next night, it was that good. I wonder if that was a fluke though.

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by Frank » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:26 pm

Just discovered a Reddit for sharing professional recordings of stageshows :wub: Downloaded Wind in the Willows and a couple of the National Theatre productions. Lily James in Romeo and Juliet :wub: Will be good to watch that again.

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by Chocolate Selection Box » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm

I saw Avenue Q off-Broadway on Monday, and it was fantastic. I love the Bad Idea Bears!

I also saw Puffs on Thursday. The writing was a bit... cringey in places. I get that it's meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but parts of it came off like that My Immortal fanfic, and it was a bit awkward. The Narrator was fantasticly funny though, and gave off a sort of Richard O'Brien vibe. He and the actor who played Cedric Diggory really held the show together.

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by Frank » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:50 pm

The Bad Idea Bears are my favourite part of Avenue Q :wub: Can't wait for the tour to come back to Birmingham. It's great how well it segues from the nonsensical to the heavy emotional bits. (I wish I could go back to College has all the feels :cry: )

Also just seen that Waitress is coming to London! Can't wait for that :wub: Wonder when they'll announce Evan Hansen is coming over too. Can't be long, considering everyone's still on the Greatest Showman hype...

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by Ecno » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Saw Miss Saigon on its UK Tour recently, really good. Not much in the way of catchy songs but thought the plot was very engrossing and the visuals were pretty good.

Also saw legally blonde on its UK Tour, I really enjoyed that, had some decent songs in.

I enjoyed Avenue Q (saw it off broadway last year), but it was massively hyped up to me, so I felt a bit underwhelmed. Would recommend it though. Have coming up over the next week or so whilst I'm off work Singing in the Rain (UK Tour), saw it on the West End years ago and enjoyed it, so why not see it again. Then Bring it On, and School of Rock.

Really want to see Hamilton, and quite tempted to go watch Mamma Mia again.

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by Frank » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm

Ecno wrote:Have coming up over the next week or so whilst I'm off work Singing in the Rain (UK Tour), saw it on the West End years ago and enjoyed it, so why not see it again. Then Bring it On, and School of Rock


What did you think of School of Rock, Ecno? It's not the kind of show I'd take a special trip into London for, but I really enjoyed it :wub:

Where Did The Rock Go gives me all the feels.

Just seen that if anyone's on 02 you can already book tickets for Waitress when it comes to London. Will wait for the regular booking to open (mainly because I'm not on 02 :shifty: )



Disappointing that the best recordings of the cast on Youtube are mostly the sad emotional song.

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by Ecno » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm

Frank wrote:
Ecno wrote:Have coming up over the next week or so whilst I'm off work Singing in the Rain (UK Tour), saw it on the West End years ago and enjoyed it, so why not see it again. Then Bring it On, and School of Rock




I liked it, I thought the kids on the instruments were especially excellent, but it didn't really have any big show stopping tunes.

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by Bethlehemster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:24 pm

Seeing Phantom of the Opera in December then Carmen at the Royal opera house. Should be delightful.

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by Hyperion » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:50 am

I was really quite bored with Miss Saigon, it didn't grab me at all.
Seeing Book of Mormon next month :datass:

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by Frank » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:55 am

Ecno wrote:
Frank wrote:
Ecno wrote:Have coming up over the next week or so whilst I'm off work Singing in the Rain (UK Tour), saw it on the West End years ago and enjoyed it, so why not see it again. Then Bring it On, and School of Rock




I liked it, I thought the kids on the instruments were especially excellent, but it didn't really have any big show stopping tunes.


The best song from the show is probably still the one from the film!

Expensive few days for me - Managed get tickets for Waitress and Harry Potter in the same weekend! Not until May, at least, so I've got plenty of time to watch the eight films... :shifty:

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by Frank » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:43 am

Just seen they've announced Katharine Mcphee is playing Jenna in Waitress in London! :wub: Loved her in Smash. Can't wait.


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