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PJ in Kent



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw "Joseph" last Wednesday...

Lee Mead was amazing! I think he's been doing a lot of voice training, as he sang so much better than he did on that reality show.

The whole show was really good- I'd recommend it to anybody. Very Happy

We also got last-minute tickets to the "Lion King" in the evening. Musically, it isn't that memorable- but visually... WOW!!! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hairspray (in two weeks and counting) !!!!!!! Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heloise wrote:
Hairspray (in two weeks and counting) !!!!!!! Smile Smile



Absolutely fabulous show it's opened to rave reviews and taken a storm at the box office. The cast give 110% they are trying to get Michael Ball to extend his contract (I hope he does) as Edna Turnblad, brilliant performance . Leanne Jones is a sensation the Shaftesbury curse is no more. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just bought tickets for the Jersey Boys which kicks off in London shortly. My excitement levels are building already

Friends of mine have seen this show in both New York and Las Vegas and they keep telling me "fantastic show".

Will report back once I have seen this show.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait for your review! Can't get up any excitement for it myself, and am expecting it to bomb at the box office.

I just can't imagine that Frankie Valley and the 4 seasons would be of that much interest to a British Audience. I'm still amazed that Mary Poppins closed, given that it's had a shorter run than Chitty Chitty bang Bang, Lion King and Billy Elliot. I just can't imagiine that its box office was doing that badly.

On the plus side, it could be a bit like Forever Plaid, which I really really liked as a musical / concerticle. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idcowden wrote:
I just can't imagine that Frankie Valley and the 4 seasons would be of that much interest to a British Audience. I'm still amazed that Mary Poppins closed, given that it's had a shorter run than Chitty Chitty bang Bang, Lion King and Billy Elliot. I just can't imagiine that its box office was doing that badly.

It wasn't doing badly - they just decided to end it while it was still making a profit, before it slipped to a loss. I think there was a lot of pressure from the Jersey Boys producers to get Poppins out. As you say, I think that's a mistake.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just booked tickets for Les Miserables and Lord of the Rings at Easter. Should be good!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week, I saw Dealer's Choice which was very good.

I'm off to see Hairspray and the last night of La Cage aux Folles on the 8th, followed by Lauren Kennedy on the 15th, in concert at the Menier Chocolate Factory with special guests Lara Pulver & Philip Quast (well, it's really the 'special guest' that's the main draw Wink - but should be good!).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite the same thing but I won tickets to see the recording of the 'Simply Red Stars Concert' at the Radio theatre at Broadcasting House 2 weeks ago.

The newly refurbished theatre only holds around 200 and I was about 5 rows back so the concert had a very intimate feel to it.

It was fantastic and will be broadcast on Saturday March 22nd unless anything changes.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was hoping to see Brian Wilson at the Royal Albert Hall (my fave venue) on July 1st but work has got in the way that evening! Dammit.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't you throw a sickie?
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
Can't you throw a sickie?


I'd be throwing a sickie against myself. You're not allowed to be ill when you're self-employed. It's against the rules.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you self-employed as? Are you a cabby? Or may I call you Ella?

I'm sure he was self-employed, too! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
What are you self-employed as? Are you a cabby? Or may I call you Ella?

I'm sure he was self-employed, too! Laughing


Most of my friends are self-employed in one capacity or another.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing what exactly? Dicking and diving, this and that?
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
Doing what exactly? Dicking and diving, this and that?


"Dicking and diving"??? Please.......
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ducking and diving.

Please excuse me; I miskeyed due to the excitement!
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
Ducking and diving.

Please excuse me; I miskeyed due to the excitement!


I'm afraid the image in your sig doesn't quite induce the same feeling in me......
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Rock around the clock..... Reply with quote

I went to see a show called 'Rock' about Rock Hudson and his agent Henry Willson. It was very well acted, though downbeat in theme. The funny thing was that most of the audience were dressed in check shirts and jeans a la Rock Hudson in the fifties! What a gay play! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave my Danny Baker avatar alone!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
Leave my Danny Baker avatar alone!


Better be especially careful - Miss Understood might nick it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been to see Lion King for She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed's birthday.

Very colourful and very good design
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what do you know? Just been given an early birthday present. Tickets to the new perfrmance of West Side Story at Sadlers Wells.

Wonderful
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Anyone going to see a show soon? Reply with quote

I wish I hadn't gone to see His Dark Materials at West Yorkshire Playhouse. The day before, I'd attended my uncle's funeral and, as his family were torn apart by half of them becoming Jehovah's Witnesses, I did not take kindly to the character of Mrs. Coulter taking Lyra and the other children off to a house of 'correction' where they were made to believe in the one true God.

As I write, I'm listening to Richard Allinson and he's playing a song by Chicago called '4th of July' - which happened to be my uncle's birthday.
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