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Oliver question LONDON BRIDGE/THE CHASE

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Oliver question LONDON BRIDGE/THE CHASE#1
Posted: 11/4/09 at 10:21am
The last time i was listening to the oliver 2009 cast recording in the chase/london bridge is Mr Barnlow (sorry if spelling is wrong) on the bridge when nancy is killed or down on the street
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In the pub!
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really? Okay thanks
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Mama, don't tease the poor lad.

Jamie, Mr Brownlow isn't even on stage when Nancy dies. Nancy and Oliver are waiting for him when Sikes arrives - Brownlow only arrives on the scene just in time before Sikes flees.
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Hey Mama! I actually believed you. LOL

Thanks DeNada
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But really he is in the pub across the road from the theatre re: Oliver question LONDON BRIDGE/THE CHASE

Ok I'll behave too, we don't see Brownlow during any of the chase scence, there are one or two 'passers by' when Nancy arrives then when Sikes turns up they are alone, again it is a 'passer by' who finds her and a few others join them before Browlow appears.
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I was hoping to take a seven year old. Is it too dramatic or scary. You dont actually see her getting killed do you?
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A seven year old should be ok. I did think after I'd seen it there were a lot of young kids there who it would be too scary for, you don't actually see anything (Nancy is hidden behind the bridge on the floor) but it's still pretty disturbing.
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Is there any other 'scary' stuff to look out for?
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Nothing much scary in this production (unlike the 1994 version - where I still remember the death scene to this day... along with the real lighting forks on the stage and Bill Sikes being absolutely terrifying).

It's pretty dark and bleak at points, but those moments are uplifted by the colourful scenes of Who Will Buy and Consider Yourself.
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What was wonrg with the one in the pallaidm
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At the where? re: Oliver question LONDON BRIDGE/THE CHASE

There was nothing wrong with the production - it was amazing! Just had creepier moments than the current version playing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
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Why was the death scene sio scary
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Well, the bit I remember vividly was every time Nancy was clobbered by Sikes' crow bar, a shaft of light flashed from her body and lit up - it was almost symbolic. There were a lot more hits in 1994 than there are in the latest incarnation and it was just more powerful.
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I saw this production both at The Palladium and the Drury Lane and the 1994 production is slightly better but I remember being quite scared of Bill. Although Oliver! is seen a family musical, it is quite dark with two deaths and the only character who gets a happy ending is Oliver.