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Sound of Music - Design and Designer...

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Sound of Music - Design and Designer...#1
Posted: 11/11/06 at 3:10pm
What is the overall look of the new production? Does it suit the show? Is it a really physical show - like Mary Poppins and Sunset Blvd, or more Brechtian - like Chicago and the revival of Sweeney Todd?

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Physical show? Mary Poppins? Sunset Blvd? Are you crazy? What on earth can you possibly mean.

Theatre is physical. In fact if you cared to look at Brechts original work you might find his cast actually moved as well and his direction was very physical.

After all how the hell did that damn Ms Courage pull that bloody cart about all night? She didn't do it sitting down using only her mind.

Not sure how Brechtian Chicago is either?
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No need to be so rude - obviously theatre is physical. I meant the sets. There is more bulk to MP and Sunset thatn there is to Chicago. I called it BRechtian becuase you see everything. Most of the ensemble never even leaves the stage.
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The same could be said of Alan Bennett's A Chip in the Sugar - you can see everything and the cast never leaves the stage (except to go home of course).
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ok so this arguemnt is great but how about the actualy question what is the set design like? rich in detail or minimulistic... yeah iv no idea how ya spell that but you get what i mean!
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re: Sound of Music - Design and Designer...#5
Posted: 11/14/06 at 12:05pm
I may be a crabby ol' cow, but the thing you have both highlighted is that this show seems to have very little support from this board.

Strange given the high advanced booking figure.

It opens tonight to the press - so lets see what the papers bring tomorrow.

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re: Sound of Music - Design and Designer...#6
Posted: 11/14/06 at 12:08pm
I reckon ALW will be S***ing himself!!!!
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Join the club NShreeve!!
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I imagine he will be - but hard to tell from exactly which orafice!

Heard good things about this on the grape vine.