The concept album, which I had for several years but then jettisoned, was released several years prior to the stage version emerging. There was a single released of Jane Lapotaire singing I'll Put You Together Again, which was much more listenable, and which I still have but no complete OLC was released.
I don't think the show's book was a straight adaption of the TV comedy, which was called Agony and starred Maureen Lipman. This was another att
Thanks for sharing the photos Mr N. I purchased the OBC a couple of years ago and so welcome the opportunity to see the visuals in more detail.
Regarding framing devices, it would have been impossible to see the complete transformation of a valley from agriculture to industry in one lifetime (and then the redundancy of that industry, as I believe happens in the series of novels) so that sits uncomfortably with me even though I enjoy the score and there is much that is authentically Wel
I saw this a couple of weeks ago and was underwhelmed by both Sheridan's performance and, more importantly, the musical itself. No one in the UK has a clue who Fanny Brice is so this musical has to stand in its own right. It makes a claim in its title to be funny and it bolsters that claim by casting one of the UK's most prodigious comic actresses. But it is not funny; it is mildly amusing at best. The Jule Styne score may be great (and the scenery-change songs that don
Someone in a Tree2 said: "Why oh why has no-one ever turned this into a musical?"
Search out 1975 flop Thomas and the King with a great pre-Hollywood John Williams score; some stunning sets and costumes - if you can find any photos; some fine performances - listen to Dilys Hamlett deliver Power on the OLC; some naff lyrics (although I do like the rhyme for Plantagenet); its own closing Follies-esque nightmare sequence; a
Initially I thought it must have been an (early) Maria Friedman recording but you can briefly see the actual vocalist in the wedding scene.
Pink bathrobe because some wedding guests got into a fight beforehand, fell into the lake and he dived in to rescue one of them despite having only learnt to swim this year - hey, it's a soap. There's also mud on the hem of Linda's wedding dress.
The episode seems to rely on the broader interpretatio
I saw the Robert Lindsay & Joanna Lumley headed West End revival of The Lion in Winter a couple of years ago. With the gargantuan figures of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart on stage, any one of whose lives could make a thrilling evening in the theatre, and a script written by James Goldman close to his Follies peak, I couldn't understand what made it such a dull evening.
I decided it must have been director Trevor Nunn's f