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Hello Dolly!#1
Posted: 8/9/10 at 2:08pm
What happened to the recent Hello Dolly! revival at Open Air? Wasn't it supposed to get transferred to the West End?
Updated On: 8/9/10 at 02:08 PM
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Hello Dolly!#2
Posted: 8/9/10 at 4:18pm
I saw the fantastic UK touring production in 2008.

Was this connected to the Open Air production at all?

Or did it have similar plans to transfer?
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Hello Dolly!#2
Posted: 8/17/10 at 2:50pm
I would love to see the Open Air production, but its been quiet for too long now surely? Hello Dolly!(
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Hello Dolly!#3
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:02pm
I was with Mr Mears just last week and it will happen but not as soon as they initially wanted.
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Hello Dolly!#4
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:11pm
Well thats good to hear; I hope with the original cast....
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Hello Dolly!#5
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:16pm
Some, but not all is what he said.
His big baby now is the London bound 'Me And My Girl'.
He also has a BIG new project that is close to being sewn up and will be announced in Sept/Oct- and no, he wouldn't even tell me an old friend!
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Hello Dolly!#6
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:19pm
I guess getting Samantha Spiro on board again is pretty essential.

Me and My Girl. Hmm that's long overdue a revival - makes me feel old when I think how lomng ago I saw that one.

I wonder what the new project is....... Hello Dolly!))))
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Hello Dolly!#7
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:22pm
ClapYoHands- if your saying you liked the Anita Dobson production of 'Hello Dolly' with Darren Day, then you must have a white stick and a hearing aid!
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Hello Dolly!#8
Posted: 8/17/10 at 3:34pm
hey! even deaf and blind people have taste!
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Hello Dolly!#9
Posted: 8/17/10 at 4:13pm
the 2008 production was awful! If you loved that, you'll be in heaven for this production!

I hope the show does make it next year into town or comes back to the Open Air...

Stephens next big project after Me and My Girl is Cameron's Betty Blue Eyes
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Hello Dolly!#10
Posted: 8/17/10 at 4:22pm
Does anyone know if Betty Blue Eyes is still due to premier at the West Yorkshire Playhouse early next year? I know that was the rumour going around/confirmed by Stiles and Drewe. It's just that it's my local theatre and I'd love for a big Mackintosh musical to have it's world premier in good old Yorkshire!
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Hello Dolly!#11
Posted: 8/17/10 at 5:04pm
AG2, no its not 'Betty Blue Eyes', we spoke about that show.
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Hello Dolly!#12
Posted: 8/18/10 at 10:09am
Mama, I like Ms. Dobson as Dolly.

As for the rest of the cast (and Darren Day), not so much.

Production too, not really.

But Anita Dobson is a real star and has a nice, genuine personality.
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Hello Dolly!#13
Posted: 8/18/10 at 1:43pm
Clap!
I had to leave when I caught it in Bromley- a shameful production for these times.
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Hello Dolly!#14
Posted: 8/18/10 at 1:43pm
Clap!
I had to leave when I caught it in Bromley- a shameful production for these times.
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Hello Dolly!#15
Posted: 8/18/10 at 6:03pm
Ok, i'll hand in my musical theatre fan membership card on the way out the door!

I reiterate though, Anita Dobson was a lovely person when I met her at the stage door.
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Hello Dolly!#16
Posted: 8/18/10 at 6:14pm
My drama school were forced upon a coach to see Anita Dobson in Hello, Dolly, because she is our patron. It was perhaps the worst production I have ever seen (though I cannot claim to have seen such horrors as Too Close to the Sun, so it may not mean much!) Afterwards, Mrs Dobson came onto our coach and individually kissed us all! It was a surprise to say the least! She seemed like a very nice person, but that production has put me off Hello, Dolly for life!
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Hello Dolly!#17
Posted: 8/18/10 at 6:19pm
She came onto our coach too...made the old ladies very happy!
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Hello Dolly!#18
Posted: 8/18/10 at 6:23pm
Oh no dont get me wrong, Ive met her many times since we fist met when she did 'Budgie' and she is an absolute doll- just not Dolly for me!
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Hello Dolly!#19
Posted: 8/19/10 at 1:12pm
"It's just that it's my local theatre and I'd love for a big Mackintosh musical to have it's world premier in good old Yorkshire!"

It's not in their Autumn/Winter brochure but, like you, I am soooo hoping this happens.
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Hello Dolly!#20
Posted: 8/21/10 at 12:39pm
BRING BACK BUDGIE!!!

i'd love to see it on a stage again - its a VERY guilty pleasure of mine!
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