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Post by Not Quite Local » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:28 pm

We got tickets for about £19, and they were front row of the balcony, so you can probably get cheaper tickets.

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Post by a1tiptop » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:26 am

Wow - that lady is quite clearly Tosh from Torchwood in that Youtube clip!?!?!
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:07 pm

Xena had a musical episode?!

I saw Robert Trebor at a convention once. My Drunk friend put his hand up and asked him if he had invented the mints! :roll:
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Post by Not Quite Local » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:39 pm

I went to see We Will Rock You yesterday. It's really good. It's set 300 years in the future, where all musical instruments are banned and the only music is bland computer generated stuff. There's these group of rebels who are trying to bring rock music back buy finding the last musical instruments, one of Queen's guitars. It's a bit daft, but really funny. The rebels all name themselves after musicians from today, there's a David Bowie, a Madonna and the leader of the rebels is a guy called Britney Spears. The two main characters are a boy called Galileo Figaro and a girl called Scaramouche (?sp). One of the best bits is where Galileo and Scaramouche escape from the police because Britney distracts them, and when they talk about it later Scaramouche says "We only got away because of Britney Spears" and Galileo says "Yes. That was a close shave" :lol: :lol: :lol:
It's one of those things that shouldn't be funny, but really is.


My friends were talking today about how at one point the guys have these really tight cycling shorts, and I realised I have no recolection of what the men were wearing at all :oops: But to be honest, a) hot, and b) in short skirts, so who can blame me? :P :lol: I'm convinced that for at least one scene, they bought the costumes from a sex shop.... :lol:
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Post by Miss_Spider » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:38 pm

Thanks for your review of it NQL. I *quite* like Queen (not enough to own any albums, mind) & have been toying with the idea of seeing We Will Rock You. It sounds quite camp & funny, so may be worth it....especially if the fellas are in tight shorts :P
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Tue May 08, 2007 8:14 pm

I went with my Mum (as a treat for her) to see Agatha Christie's An Unexpected Guest.

On the whole was good, it starred Frazer Hines who I was interested in for Dr Who Connection ( see spotted thread) who was good, Jack Ellis, who frankly was dreadful. However the surprise was Dean Gaffney (Robbie from Eastenders) Who was a revelation, and would predict has a wonderful future on the stage.

It was a good night.Plus it rattled along and was full of twists and turns.

I don't nearly see enough theatre.
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:28 pm

Anyone fancy coming with me to see Spamalot in London, as Peter Davison is playing King Arthur at the moment, and I am very keen to go!
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Post by cupid stunt » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:15 pm

Peter Davison as King Arthur? Should be interesting!

For those of you looking for a fun night out, I'd recommend seeing Little Shop of Horrors. Sheridan Smith, who plays Audrey, is utterly fantastic and Alistair McGowan is hilarious as the dentist. Such an entertaining, funny and, at times, touching show. :)
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Post by a1tiptop » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:05 pm

BUGGER!! Only a month after we went to see it!
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Post by ratgirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:46 pm

Really?? Oh no, Peter Davison would have been perfect for Holly's hen night!!

Though I still wouldn't recommend going to see it, Paul... :P
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:49 pm

ratgirl wrote:Really?? Oh no, Peter Davison would have been perfect for Holly's hen night!!

Though I still wouldn't recommend going to see it, Paul... :P
Sorry, that wasn't a typing error, was it Sarah? You did say you WOULDN'T see it?
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:05 pm

No, he hasn't started yet. I only know because there was a competition in Dr Who Magazine to win tickets to see it.

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Post by a1tiptop » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:21 pm

I enjoyed Spamalot. It was more like a pantomime celebration of all the famous jokes in Monty Python than an attempt to make something satirical and shocking and *actually* Pytonesque. But what else could you do with a west end musical (apart from something like the Drowsy Chaperone which was more Pythony than Spamalot, oddly!!)?

I would say, for UK audiences, all the stuff about the Jews falls flat and it just comes across as anti-semetic.
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Post by cupid stunt » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 pm

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:No, he hasn't started yet. I only know because there was a competition in Dr Who Magazine to win tickets to see it.

Just saw that he actually started last week, and apparently he's not that bad.

I've seen Spamalot twice now with two different Arthurs, and it's not a show suitable for repeat viewings, IMO. It's a fun ode to the original film, and has some genuinly funny moments, and adds some new twists to the original story. But the jew jokes just come across as tacky as it doesn't have the same relevance over here as in the States, so it's like a whole scene and song go to waste. Personally I find the show enjoyable, but I could totally see why others would think it's not very good.
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Post by Beast » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:10 pm

Voodoo Lady wrote:Speaking of high(er) profile guest stars, I was just looking at the lineup at the Globe, and it seems that Tim McInnery is playing Iago in Othello! Now I wish I'd managed to catch that show instead of The Merchant of Venice. Although I did love TMoV, so not really complaining. I just think it would have been a kick to see McInnery on stage. :D
Hmm. I am trying to picture him doing it but all I can think of is Captain Darling! I bet he'd be really good though actually.
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