(Closed) Musicals / shows / theatre

posted 7 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I adore the Lion King. Shows are too expensive for me, sadly. I saw a ballet in Covent Garden when I was in my mid teens, I saw the the Lion King for my 18th (paid for by family friends) and have seen Tim Minchin as a comedy act… other than that, I’ve been to tons of music gigs but not the theatre. I’d love to but it’s a London thing really. Outside of London and the nearby areas, there’s hardly any incentive to travel that far for the theatre.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have been to see Dara O’briain, he was hilarious! I have also seen Milton Jones – they are both Mock the Week regulars.

I have been to see Phantom of the Opera for my 21st birthday, though the tickets were expensive so we can’t see a Westend show too often! By the way in Phantom I was sat right under the falling chandelier, I poo’ed my pants as I didn’t know it would happen! :O

The next show we will be going to is Les Miserables – apparently it is the best show of them all from people who have seen it. So I would recommend that show from the feedback we recieved πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I haven’t seen any shows since I have been here but I did quite a bit in the States. I ADORE Phantom of the Opera, it’s probably my favorite of all time. Spam-A-Lot is hilarious and worth seeing. Wizard of Oz is really good (although I was in it, so I’ve never actually seen it…..), The Legally Blonde musical is really funny too. Wicked it always a good choice, as is Mamma Mia!.

Right now, there is a Priscilla Queen of the Desert show in London that I really want to see.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Showers: Drag queens, my friend. lol. It’s actually a movie from the 90s with Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/ I didn’t even know they made it into a musical until a couple weeks ago.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Phantom of the Opera is one of my all time favourites – you can never go wrong with that one.  I also loved We Will Rock You.  It was an awesome show!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Musicals: Billy Elliot (Elton John, ballet, comedy – sounds perfect for you!).  Also Les Miserables, Ghost, Lion King.  Not seen Matilda but it has had some AMAZING reviews!  I have also heard good things of War Horse (not a musical), which I really want to see.  It’s a shame Avenue Q has closed but it’s going on the road πŸ™‚

For variety check out Sadler’s Wells shows (comtemporary dance), Leicester Square Theatre (likely to see some good and new comedians), Soho Theatre, Barbican and The National.  I don’t know what’s on at the Colliseum (ENO’s home, they do English language Opera) or ROH at the moment but it’s coming up to Christmas so they always put on some accessible stuff on.

Check out Alex Horne: The Horne Section.  I don’t know when it’s on next or where (I’ve seen him in Edinburgh) but he does comedy clubs and fringe theatres in London and is ALWAYS a laugh and good fun.  Or of course Tim Key but he tends to sell out.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@zippylef: Wizard of Oz has had awful reviews from what I’ve heard.  Only selling 300 of 2000 tickets at the mo.  It’s rumoured to be closing early πŸ™

On another note: Chicago was disappointing (even for my non-theatre friend)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

And Sweeny Todd is opening in March!!  πŸ™‚ Not sure about Michael Ball as Sweeny though.  It’s SO’s favourite musical (that or Pippin) but the original Angela Lansbury version.  The Tim Burton film was fine but they cut the first song, and SOs favourtie πŸ™

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@zippylef: Yeah, there is a GIANT stiletto outside the theatre where Priscilla plays. It looks so camp even from miles away. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I adored Spring Awakening but it closed down, such a shame. Not many people have heard of it here but they have it over in the US, so zippylef may know it?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@VickyAurea:  Spring Awakening is cool πŸ™‚  I’ve only seen an Edinburgh Fringe version though.

@Showers: I just think the live version of Chicago wasn’t as good as the film.  Such a shame because Ilove the music too.  They had their cast change just after I saw it though.  And yeah, Avenue Q is going on tour- yay πŸ™‚

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