The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

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by Denster » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:32 pm

Butterfly was beautiful. Going again at Easter.

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by Denster » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:09 am

May have a spare ticket for the opera next week 13th April. If anyone in the London area is interested. It's free of course.

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by Frank » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Just bought tickets to go see the Lion King again in June for my girlfriend's birthday. Thinking about making it a bit of a theatre weekend - Anyone got any other recommendations for a show to see on the Friday evening?

Just seen that War Horse and Matilda are coming to Birmingham in the next 18 months, so it's going to be a pretty good time for local theatre too!

EDIT: I'd love to see the Philanthropist, but I'm not sure that'll be her speed. Guess the "safe" option might be Wicked...

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:36 pm

I'm going to say Book of Mormon but based on your post I'm going to guess that's probably not for you. It really is amazing though.

I think my wife and I will be taking a trip to London soon too see a show. There are still lots we haven't seen but I know I definitely want to see BoM a second time.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 pm

I love Book of Mormon tbf. Not sure how she'd react to it though :slol: Might play her some of the soundtrack in the car and see what she thinks...

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Ah, it was you who saw it recently. I thought it was but only just checked the last page to be sure.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Once again Butterfly was divine. Booked a box at the Opera House for Turandot in July. That should be heavenly. Lots of stuff coming up that I fancy.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:42 pm

Saw Turandot at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday.

It's being streamed live from there tonight.


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by Frank » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:49 pm

BIG NEWS GUYS.

BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL IS COMING.

Starts from the 15th of December at the Southwark Playhouse.

This is 29 Acacia Road. And this is Eric Wimp. He’s a schoolboy who leads an amazing double life.
For when Eric eats a banana an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman: Ever alert for the call to action.

With supervillains Doctor Gloom and General Blight attempting world domination, who can we call?

Superman’s on holiday. Spiderman’s not picking up. Our only option – our very, very last option – is Bananaman.

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is a unique member of the superhero ranks. This handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but he’s also got “the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels.”

(Which isn’t much.)

With a useless hero and some equally clueless villains, Bananaman’s winkingly clever, delightfully silly humour has been sealed into the memories of those who saw him first, and will now spark the imagination of a new bunch of Bananafans.

It won’t be long before we all peel the power of Bananaman!


Really hope they get the humour right in this, because it could be fantastic.

The Southwark Playhouse is a tiny theatre, though. Will need to try and book some tickets ASAP.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:51 am

Got tickets for Cav/Pag at the opera house in London. Tickets for Hamilton in March as well.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:37 pm

Can't wait for Hamilton :wub: Because of the delayed opening we've had £10 back on each ticket as our first showing is now one of the previews. Expecting technical difficulties everywhere

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Denster » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:04 pm

Cool. Get them sorted before I go.

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PostRe: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread
by Frank » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am

Just downloaded a few new soundtracks - Nabbed the 2016 Half a Sixpence recording (Emma Williams :wub: ) and the new Wind in the Willows musical.

Wind in the Willows is actually a really good show. I think it's sort of spoiled by the fact that people obviously think it's a "kids show", but they haven't really written it that way. There's not much proper humour in there for the kids, so anyone taking children are going to have rather bored kids on their hands for a lot of the time :dread: Had some proper fidgety little toerags on the row in front of us.



All the animals having regional accents is fantastic, too. It's a nice touch :wub: Glad they didn't go full Cats with the costumes, but it does make it a bit difficult to tell who's meant to be what animal.

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