Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:49 PM
Since Trevor left we have only had three main productions, both of which got great praise and won several awards. I want more!
Trev caused a bit of controversy with his mainstream programming and traditional styles of production. Is this holding back possible future projects?
I still feel the NT has a place to do musicals and I want more. Does anyone know if Cam Mack will continue to fund more shows there?
Are they really that expensive to stage there? Some Shakespeare casts are huge and the bands aren’t often that much smaller then what is needed for a musical
I am amazed at how much extra set a musical (Jerry & Caroline) there will get compared to a play. Why? I find it often isn't needed. It's almost as if people think they need to spend extra money because it's a musical
Just some thoughts
Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:13 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:52 PM
I think there is an argument that Carousel, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma (excellent though they were) could have been done in the commercial West End just as easily. Whereas Caroline and Jerry could not, and therefore the National was the right place for them.
I would like the National to concentrate more on new shows, especially by British authors, to encourage more new home-grown writers to take over from Lloyd Webber's aging mantle.
And who could see that the road would twist
Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:17 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:58 PM
You took the words out of my mouth- that show would be sublimely beautiful in the Olivier. It would be especially fabulous if Victoria Clark reprised her role as Margaret.
Selfishly I'd love for Nicholas Hytner's 'Carousel' to be done again so I could make my mind up about it.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:21 PM
Ohh, yes, I think I would die of happiness if Victoria Clark came over to it. She was perfection in that role. It better happen soon if we want her, otherwise she'll be too old for it! Should we start a campaign or something?
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