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Posted CreativeSaul on 19 August 2011 - 12:11 PM
I wish that this sympathetically written and beautifully acted play had a better venue which it so richly deserves.
Posted vickster51 on 21 July 2011 - 10:42 AM
Posted JonnyBoy on 21 August 2009 - 05:55 PM
Off the top of my head:
Lenny Henry at Hairspray
Brian Paddick at a cabaret table in La Cage
John Hurt and Kilroy at His Girl Friday (NT) - they weren't together!
Tom Stoppard at ...some trace of her (NT)
James Corden at House of Bernada Alba (NT)
Anne Marie Duff watching James McAvoy in Three Days of Rain
Simon Amstell at Some Girls (watching friend Catherine Tate)
Charles Dance watching Piaf
Michael Billington watching and reviewing Entertaining Mr Sloane
Posted Matthew Winn on 27 April 2013 - 05:37 AM
"YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS CARD BECAUSE YOU ARE TALKING OR OTHERWISE CAUSING A NUISANCE TO YOUR FELLOW THEATRE GOERS. PLEASE RESPECT THE REST OF THE AUDIENCE AND REMAIN SILENT DURING THE PERFORMANCE. THANK YOU."
And leaving it on their battered corpse as a warning to others? I like it.
Posted Rooster Byron on 26 March 2013 - 01:43 PM
Posted armadillo on 04 March 2013 - 08:09 AM
Posted BringMeSunshine on 02 March 2013 - 11:53 PM
Posted Laughingmonsta on 22 August 2009 - 01:32 PM
Posted Steffi on 06 May 2013 - 07:13 AM
I am a blogger myself, however I usually don't put links to my blog on here (unless you count the link in my profil). Why do I blog? Quite simple: Because I enjoy writing and I love writing about my main passion which happens to be theatre. My blog consists of reviews and some interviews with performers. I sometimes write about general things that I feel are worth a mention (my blog post about the WOS Awards actually made it on here - and no, it wasn't me who posted the link).
I don't want to be a professional writer, I don't want to be famous - I just enjoy writing. Obviously it's great if people enjoy my reviews, interviews and such. But I'm not expecting anyone to be interested - anyone who thinks my blog is a waste of time can just ignore it.
Posted Elphie89 on 14 February 2013 - 08:21 PM
The standout performances for me include John Partridge as Zach; he has unique star quality and stage presence. His acting is fantastic and he moves from Zach in the strong, tough director mode to the caring, emotionally complex human Zach effortlessly and wonderfully. I love that he is involved in several of the dance numbers as his dancing is phenomenal.
Scarlett Strallen as Cassie is also fantastic, her solo dance is a beauty to behold, all at once strong and sensual whilst maintaining the fragility and emotion of Cassie in that moment; beautiful. Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila has the audience in the palm of her hand and delivers some of the best and funniest one-liners with aplomb. Victoria Hamilton-Barritt also gives stunning renditions of ‘Nothing’ and ‘What I did for Love’. I also adore Gary Wood’s portrayal of Paul; his monologue describing his childhood and youth is performed beautifully, retrained yet emotional, I was totally captivated by his performance.
I was lucky enough to see Marvin Hamlisch perform with Idina Menzel in 2011, a wonderfully charismatic and talented man, this new revival of A Chorus line with his gorgeous score is a credit to his memory. I cannot wait to see the show again.
Posted sixtynotout on 06 August 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted ABowlerHat on 01 August 2012 - 11:55 PM
Posted BeingAlive85 on 25 July 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted Matthew Winn on 11 May 2013 - 10:12 AM
In a few thousand million years the sun will swell up and everything humanity has achieved on Earth will be reduced to isolated atoms drifting through space. In that context, everything we do is a waste of time. But from a more parochial point of view this thread has been interesting enough to run into three pages in as many days, and we always like to hear from people about their own shows.
Posted craftymiss on 28 April 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted Punk Rock on 28 February 2013 - 10:44 AM
Posted west_london on 27 February 2013 - 03:31 PM
What you say makes no sense. The whole point of the show is to get the audience to connect with these 'faceless' ensemble members but this would never happen if there were the proverbial falling chandeliers and helicopters taking off to disctract us. When I saw the show last week, the whole audience was drawn in to point that at times you could hear a pin drop in the auditorium. The moment at the end when the lights around the proscenium came on (the simplest stage effect imaginable) produced a gasp and a cheer because it was like a tension had been released. This is simply one of the most moving and at times devastating musicals in the West End at the moment...and you write it off because it doesn't have a flying car.
If 2013 audiences struggle with A Chorus Line then I think it says more about how lazy and fickle we have all become rather than how dated this show is.
Posted MrBarnaby on 17 February 2013 - 11:01 PM
Posted Matthew Winn on 12 February 2013 - 03:43 PM
If Judy Crayfish says it is then what more evidence do you need?
I think it helps if you understand that when they say it's a sell out they mean it in the sense of having abandoned any semblance of artistic integrity in a desperate attempt to keep a couple of flagging careers from going under.