OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns

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OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#1
Posted: 7/20/09 at 1:03am
....after suffering 'Too Close To The Sun' on Saturday night!

FCUK this was bad, bad, BAD!

How the hell was this allowed to get a West End home after the fiasco of 2005 that was 'Behind The Iron Mask'????.
I want answers!!!!
It is soulless, heartless, directionless and mindless. Left me speechless!
Why its called a musical I will never know as it is nearly 20 minutes until we hear the first note! The musical (ha) numbers that followed were forgotten by the end of the applause. Every number had very little to add to the progression of very limp, boring and tasteless story.
The applause by the way was the most forced I have ever heard in a theatre- polite and hardly audible at best! 11 people left the stalls within the first 45mins!
Jay Benedict was off after just 3 performances- I guess he's still running towards the end of a pier -wise man.
Every performance could be bettered by most am dram companies in the country.
The set looks like its made of large matchsticks and its revolve sounds like its run out of oil already.
The very chatty box office manager said it has no advance and when I asked if she had seen any of it, her answer was 'a little and that was too much!!' with a stare that almost said 'do you still want to go in?' lol
This is up there in the top 10 of the very worse shows to hit the West End -ever!
Only go if you enjoy seriously bad flops- but this was too close to putting even me off theatre for ever.
This will get slaughtered and gone within 2 weeks.

I got seriously burned, pass me the Cool Gel please!

***The above applies to act one only- i was deep in the dens of Soho by the time act two went up!

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Updated On: 7/20/09 at 01:03 AM
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#2
Posted: 7/20/09 at 2:14am
Sounds right up SADM2 street!!!!!
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#2
Posted: 7/20/09 at 2:22am
Well, what did you expect!? re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns Hope you didn't pay much for your ticket.

(edit: I originally wrote "too much", but jugding from your review you almost certainly did pay "too much" LOL)
Updated On: 7/20/09 at 02:22 AM
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#3
Posted: 7/20/09 at 2:26am
I paid nothing and most of the house was papered, the rest of the audience payed £5.
I actually want compensation money!
I lost a precious night in London!

There is no way this will run its limited season until Sept 5th!

Updated On: 7/20/09 at 02:26 AM
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#4
Posted: 7/20/09 at 3:01am
Who thought that this would ever be a good idea for a musical. I bet the performers are squirming before every performance
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#5
Posted: 7/20/09 at 3:01am
....and during!
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#6
Posted: 7/20/09 at 3:27am
I would love to hear their thoughts on the show. If i can get a freebie i might just have to check it out, but by the sounds of it i might have to hurray. This might be gone within the week.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#7
Posted: 7/20/09 at 4:12am
paulyd: I appear to have a spare freebie for tonight if you can make it in (was supposed to go with a friend but he's been MIA for a few days.) If I don't hear from him by noon the ticket's yours.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#8
Posted: 7/20/09 at 4:12am
Sounds Like A Crock Of S**T
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#9
Posted: 7/20/09 at 4:23am
Too close to the sun is up on TKTS, (no real surprise there), however for no discount!!!!!!!

This might not be the worst show of the current season, bare in mind you have dreamboats and petticoats about to open in a weeks time.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#10
Posted: 7/20/09 at 5:21am
Poor cast re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns Poor Mamma re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns Poor West End Theatre that could have housed Spring Awakening :p


sorry couldn't resist lol x
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#11
Posted: 7/20/09 at 5:36am
Dreamboats and Petticoats is actually an enjoyable night out.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#12
Posted: 7/20/09 at 6:44am
I would love to go Exedore. I cant Pm you for some reason. Let me know if you still have the ticket Cheers
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#13
Posted: 7/20/09 at 7:58am
Next time these guys throw money away, I would be more than happy to take it off their hands.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#14
Posted: 7/20/09 at 8:06am
I am so booking a tickets right now
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#15
Posted: 7/20/09 at 8:26am
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

This is not a fun flop like 'Ziegfeld' or 'Susan' or 'Fields Of Ambrosia' or 'Bernadette'- this is just nasty!
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#16
Posted: 7/20/09 at 9:30am
I think you should be able to book tickets for Act 1.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#17
Posted: 7/20/09 at 10:05am
I'm going tonight! I know you said it's a nasty kind of bad, but I've never been to something totally abysmal before so I'm kind of looking forward to it (my attempt not to prejudge has flown somewhat out of the window). I'm going alone - I wouldn't subject any of my friends to something I didn't completely love myself!
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#18
Posted: 7/20/09 at 2:10pm
You'll love it for all the wrong reasons!
lol
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#19
Posted: 7/20/09 at 6:30pm
Thank you Exedore for giving me your spare ticket so i could witness first hand one of the funniest shows i've seen for a long time.

Not too sure whether it was disastrous set, the acorn antiques acting style or the off key singing that was the top for me. Who am i trying to kid it was all bad but in an extremely entertaining way.

No word of a lie one of the lines that Ernest screams out is "Stop this crap, this is all bull****" Oh the irony
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#20
Posted: 7/20/09 at 6:42pm
Oh i cant wait to see this

When is its press night?
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#21
Posted: 7/20/09 at 6:52pm
I wish i could go for the sheer crack.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#22
Posted: 7/20/09 at 7:26pm
haha!!! i'm sooo going to book for this!!
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#23
Posted: 7/20/09 at 7:42pm
This was without doubt the worst thing I have ever seen at the theatre. I sat just behind the West End Whingers and ended up cracking up at them throughout - they were more fun than the show!. At one point in the second half one of them laughed one of those 'ha' laughs at a particularly badly thought out line - something along the lines of 'this is utter ****' - just in a moment of silence after the line, which sent the whole theatre into a fit of giggles.

SO many people walked out after the first half it wasn't even funny. I was almost going to (I never have), but meeting the WEW in the interval and the imbibing of copious amounts of booze kept me going for the remainder. I also broke my own golden rules of theatre etiquette and turned on my phone to text - I just had to tell someone how dreadful it was, I couldn't hold it in. I was in absolute hysterics at the interval, though I think we all were.

An unforgettable, incredible, ridiculous night. And lovely to meet you, Paul, even if it was terribly brief. I was quite tiddly by that point, hope I wasn't too random.
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re: OOUCH! Mammas Got 3rd Degree Burns#24
Posted: 7/20/09 at 8:01pm
Not at all Frapperia. It was good to meet you if only briefly.
What a travesty. I dont think i've laughed so much for ages. I kept waiting for the deer's head on the wall to start singing at one point. That just would have topped it off