I Can't Sing

Phantom of London
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I Can't Sing
Posted: 2/1/14 at 07:00pm
I don't like to be a downer on a show I haven't seen or that hasn't even opened, but I guess in this post I am going to be.

I know a couple of you have posted on here that you don't fancy the chances of it hanging around for very long, I was thinking about this on the train home after seeing Book of Mormon tonight.

Firstly I thought about the cast and there is no one that the everyday punter would know, however how much I think Nigel Harman is an excellent actor, but he isn't going to be a box office gold.

Then I thought who this will actually appeal to:

Obviously this will appeal to families, who are X Factor fans, but the shows TV rating is going south and has lost its title as kingpin of Saturday night entertainment, this will be further diminished to families who can afford such an expensive extravagance and again the family market is limited to not school nights.

This will not appeal to the young professional market.

This will not appeal to tourists.

This will not appeal to the typical silver haired matinee ladies.

This will not appeal to the middle aged market, who seem to go for the lazy jukebox shows.

This will naturally appeal to the theatre fan, (but that market is only big enough to fill the back row cheap seats of the balcony).

I cannot see the name of Harry Hill and Steve Brown filling the iconic London Palladium unless the book is so side splitting funny, it will win the critics over and will need stellar reviews, then get good word of mouth and even that is a big ask.

I worry about the longevity of this show, did someone say in another thread that 'Back to the Future' would be looking for a similar size theatre?

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