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Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:32 pm
by Denster
Butterfly was beautiful. Going again at Easter.

:wub: :wub:

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:09 am
by Denster
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.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:52 pm
by Frank
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...

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

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

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 pm
by Frank
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...

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:50 pm
by Tragic Magic
Ah, it was you who saw it recently. I thought it was but only just checked the last page to be sure.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:16 pm
by Denster
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.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:42 pm
by Denster
Saw Turandot at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday.

It's being streamed live from there tonight.


Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:49 pm
by Frank
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.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:51 am
by Denster
Got tickets for Cav/Pag at the opera house in London. Tickets for Hamilton in March as well.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:37 pm
by Frank
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

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:04 pm
by Denster
Cool. Get them sorted before I go.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am
by Frank
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.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:33 pm
by Frank
Hamilton opens in London tonight! i'm there in 10 days. Can't wait :wub: The Last Jedi, Hamilton, and then Christmas! What a December.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:03 pm
by Denster
Mint.
Was in London for the Opera yesterday.

Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci.
It was stunning.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:46 pm
by Frank
Hamilton tomorrow! My friend who I'm seeing it with is in London tonight, and so he managed to get tickets for the show tonight, too. £190! :fp:

Apparently Greg Davies is there, too.

Obligatory "I wanna be in the room where it happens":


Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:52 pm
by Frank
Oh my god Hamilton is good. The energy in that cast is fantastic. I didn’t realise it was such a heavily choreographed show, the ensemble is all over the place! You genuinely can’t tell it’s still in previews, everything is pretty much already flawless (even when James Madison dropped a prop he covered it without breaking character :wub: ) Can’t wait to go again in January to get a decent view of the whole stage. Row B of the stalls is not a good seat for my neck, though! So sore now.

School of Rock is pretty good, too. It’s amazing that it’s actually the kids playing (the professional band basically just put down their instruments and watch the show for the finale). Think you miss a few of the lyrics in the Matilda-style shouty-kid-chorus songs, but that doesn’t really matter.

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:12 pm
by Errkal
Watched the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert dvd today, bloody love that show!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:46 pm
by Floex
Seeing Network this week, so excited!

Re: The Musicals/Opera/Live Shows/Whatever Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm
by Frank
Let me know what it’s like! I was tempted to get tickets just for Cranston, but couldn’t find anyone to go with me (#ForeverAlone)

Seeing Hamilton again in about 40 minutes. In the circle this time, so hopefully I’ll be able to appreciate the choreography a little better :wub: