West End Live 2012
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:09 PM
Honestly, it was so much busier than last year - I was close (about 3 back) from the front of the barrier on Saturday, but Sunday from the steps it was an absolute sea of people. People still turning up at 4pm when I left on Sunday.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:12 PM
I must say, there seemed to be a lot more effort put in by the shows than other years and it paid off! The hightlights for me was Billy Elliot who did a lovely mix of songs performed by the majority of the cast, Wicked which is always a crowd pleaser and Les Mis which made me want to see it again!
Biggest disappointment was Ghost for me! Something felt wrong with the sound and neither lead sounded up for it especially Mark Evans who sounded dreadful!! Phantom also a little disappointing! When they unveiled the big candle holders I thought "ooo" but then they just sang one song? And Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia! They did exactly the same as last year, same songs even in the same order!!
I too thought that it's starting to outgrow the square and think Hyde Park would be a great new place but I think the idea of West End Live is being in the heart of the West End? I dunno! Lovely day out though!
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:49 PM
actually they didnt. Some of the stuff was the same, but the girls is a new addition to the medley. They have only done this once before at the oliviers.
They really put an effort in to it and always goes down a storm.
I loved the fact that other shows did more this year,
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:05 PM
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:01 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:34 AM
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:19 AM
The only problem is, as others have already mentioned, it gets bigger every year and attracts more people - soon the crowds will get too big even for Trafalgar Square!
This was the first time I went to both days and Sunday was just as packed as the Saturday!
Highlights for me were Les Mis, Rock Of Ages and The In-Between. I loved that most of the shows did a good 10 - 15 minutes, as far as I could see everyone there was loving it.
Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Oliver, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Les Miserables x 3, Sweeney Todd, The Book of Mormon x 2, Once, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cats, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Matthe Bourne's Nutcracker, Legally Blonde, Chicago, Private Peaceful, Lyric Hammersmith/Filter Productions A Midsummer Night's Dream, Russian State Ballet's Swan Lake, Teatro Kismet's The Snow Queen, Teatro Kismet's The Little Mermaid, One Man Two Guvnors, West End Men, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Charlotte's Web, The Borrowers, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Witches, Simply Cinderella, Oliver, West Side Story, Finding Neverland x 3, Piaf, The Hired Man x 2.
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