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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Hairspray Reply with quote

Saw this on whatever the day of the week the 2nd Jan was and it was brilliant, a really good, lively show, really really enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant show, fantastic cast. I'm going back later this month to see the show again myself.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A group of us from work are planning to see Hairspray.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going in March - Hairspray matinee followed by La Cage aux Folles last-night performance. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't tempted when I went to London recently, but have now heard so many good things that I'll give it a try next time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are still discussing seeing Hairspray. A number of people in the office have seen it and highly recommend it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mel Smith leaves on the 26th Ian Talbot (lately director of open air theatre in Regents Park) takes over on the 28th Jan. Mel only signed for three months as he's reprising his play about Winston Churchill in the West End soon. I'm sorry I won't get to see him again before he leaves.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my wife to see Hairspray last night and had a most excellent evening. The show really was phenomenal. Michael Ball and Mel Smith are fantastic together and had me crying with laughter at the end of "Timeless to Me".

The only thing we didn't like about the evening was that there was no mention that Ellie (who happens to be a friend of mine's fiancée) who plays the part of Penny was being understudied, which is bad for both the understudy who doesn't get the credit she deserved, and the lead actress (Ellie) who gets any bad press from the understudy.

It really is a fantastic night out though - much slicker than the movie, and almost through sung. the plot construction is different too with everyone going to prison at the end of act 1.

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"the plot construction is different too with everyone going to prison at the end of act 1."

The musical follows the plot line of the Broadway show and if I remember rightly the original film where they all got sent to prision. Hairspray has won just about every award going this year and deservedly so.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=31937

Really pleased to hear this news money for Christmas towards more Hairspray tkts I think. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heloise wrote:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=31937

Really pleased to hear this news money for Christmas towards more Hairspray tkts I think. Very Happy

Yeah, that was in the papers a few weeks back - big interview for a broadsheet where he said he's loving it so much (but is doing less shows per week, I think).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MB hasn't been doing Mondays since his end of April contract renewal because of doing 'Sunday Brunch' on err Sunday Laughing

Didn't see the article I don't buy a newspaper very often. Currently he does Tues/Wed/Thur(x2)/Fri and Sat (x2) shows. I'm not sure if this will change not heard any futher details as yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember which paper is was - I read it on the train to Edinburgh, but can't remember much else as I spent the next week getting drunk and not sleeping!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I can't remember which paper is was - I read it on the train to Edinburgh, but can't remember much else as I spent the next week getting drunk and not sleeping!


Laughing Laughing

Were you there for the Edinburgh festival?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I went to the Fringe. Saw 30 shows in 6 days. It should have been 5 days but they canceled the train home so we spent an extra night watching shows (until dawn, because we couldn't get a place to stay).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like fun..I keep saying I'm going to go but never get around to it.
No wonder you couldn't remember what paper you read Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Hairspray Reply with quote

My niece got the movie on DVD for Christmas, and she's just won her school's 'Stars In Their Eyes' competition for singing 'Good Morning Baltimore'!

They had to change the verse about the flasher, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be back on July 25th to see Hairspray. Last day for most of the original cast (who haven't already left). Should be a great atmosphere.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject: Hairspray Reply with quote

Phill Jupitus played Mrs. Turnblad when my sister and elder niece saw it in Manchester! Brian Conley was the dad, I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tour of 'Hairspray' got underway tonight in Cardiff. Michael Ball is back as Edna for the Cardiff run and various venues throughout the tour.
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