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Charlie and the chocolate factory

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Charlie and the chocolate factory#1
Posted: 1/26/11 at 9:12am
On course for Spring 2012. Neal street productions producing. They are after The Prince Edward, but face competition from the other suspected big hit for next year "Viva Forver" - the Spice girls musical.

Jersey Boys looks set to transfer for one of these bigger musicals.
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#2
Posted: 1/26/11 at 9:32am
People have been saying Jersey Boys is gonna transfer for this musical, that musical for the 2 years.
The shows is ticking over very well at the Prince Edward and is showing no sign of closing or going smaller.
Ask Cameron!
Updated On: 1/26/11 at 09:32 AM
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#2
Posted: 1/26/11 at 3:21pm
Viva Forever is a "suspected big hit"? As big as Never Forget, Tonight's the Night, Daddy Cool or Desperately Seeking Susan?
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#3
Posted: 1/26/11 at 3:23pm
^More like Mamma Mia! We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys Charlie and the chocolate factory
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#4
Posted: 1/26/11 at 3:38pm
Where did Mamma Mia start life... Spice Girls will follow the same trajectory.

Charlie & Chocolate- about time, but there may be a glut of kids' shows, what with Shrek and Oz coming in this year.

from what I hear, Shrek sales are very modest. Am I wrong?
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#5
Posted: 1/26/11 at 3:51pm
Ive heard the same about Shreks sales, hopefully it wont stick around long.
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#6
Posted: 1/26/11 at 3:53pm
Having musicals of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda in the West End at the same time would be quite strange, but great!
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#7
Posted: 1/26/11 at 4:46pm
I have no great objection to Shrek- I thought the set design was incredibly flexible and some of the music is memorable- it's just that the script was oh-so-familiar, (something I never expected from DL-A), and it was like the creators had had a lapse of concentration during some rather bland sections.

It's just a shame Sutton Foster and Daniel Breaker aren't coming over- they would make the ticket worthwhile.

On the plus side- the producers deserve some credit for actually reducing the price of previews quite substantially!
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#8
Posted: 1/26/11 at 6:13pm
To me, Shrek was just a notch above Young Frankenstein. Both films are ingenious, but the musicals didn't really add anything substantial enough to warrant retelling the story in a much longer version. Same gags, same schticks, but now with songs and staging that sort of impede on the visuals and stylings of the originals rather than enhance them (Spamalot) or re-conceptualize them (The Lion King).
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#9
Posted: 1/26/11 at 7:01pm
I would love to agree with you Matt, but I enjoyed Shrek and Young Frankenstein, I wonder if seeing them on stage first, before the film helped?
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#10
Posted: 1/26/11 at 7:04pm
'Shrek' is doing abysmal business considering the giant its supposed to be and where it is playing. Last weekend I spoke to the box office team and it just isn't selling!
maybe the public are waiting to see if Ms Holden leaves 'due to prior commitments' and they get someone real in for Fiona!
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#11
Posted: 1/26/11 at 7:22pm
Saw in the paper today, that the Fiona elect has a bit of a issue with a bit of a bump, however are you going to attract an Ogre with swollen ankles dear?

As for sales seems everyone is chasing 'The Wizard'!
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#12
Posted: 1/26/11 at 7:44pm
Not a fan of Dahl, so not particularly inspired by the prospect of Matilda or Charlie - especially as the latter has a score by Whitman and Shaiman (whose Hairspray score bored me to death). As for the other shows mentioned - I quite enjoyed Young Frankenstein, though it did not blowe me away, and Shrek I found absolute torture.
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#13
Posted: 1/27/11 at 3:33am
Why has the Bricusse score never really made it to the stage- it is iconic!
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#14
Posted: 1/27/11 at 4:05am
It might be iconic, but it's very old fashioned and none of the songs really move the story on - they're just a collection of weird (and a bit creepy) solo songs (other than Golden ticket). Plus, the Dahl Foundation would NEVER allow that score to be on stage as Roald hated the film - and the terrible ending they tagged onto it.
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#14
Posted: 1/27/11 at 4:05am
It might be iconic, but it's very old fashioned and none of the songs really move the story on - they're just a collection of weird (and a bit creepy) solo songs (other than Golden ticket). Plus, the Dahl Foundation would NEVER allow that score to be on stage as Roald hated the film - and the terrible ending they tagged onto it.
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Charlie and the chocolate factory#16
Posted: 1/27/11 at 6:01am
The score could easily be separated from the screenplay. I don't find it any more dated than Chitty, which still seems to please.

And haven't they used the score quite extensively onstage in the States?