'OLIVER!' 2008

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'OLIVER!' 2008#1
Posted: 4/8/08 at 11:21am
'OLIVER!'  2008

So, to all you guys who open up new threads to mention the slightest thing about the dire TV program that will give us a new Nancy for the forthcoming West End production, is there any chance you could all place all your posts on this one dedicated thread.
There are now so many threads on the one subject, BBCs 'I'd Do Anything', that most members on here are actually getting bored with having to open up so many threads. lets make it just one then it becomes o much easier and clearer to read. Keeping it to one will let the comments flow. Cheers!

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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#2
Posted: 4/8/08 at 12:20pm
Jodie should be Nancy.... end of
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#2
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:01am
Top tickets between 60 and 95
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#3
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:18am
The 95 hasnt been officially confirmed (well publicaly anyway) , however the huge problems with getting decent tickets and so many performances being sold out right through to JUly 2009 in certain areas certainly suggests that they will be put in place.

I got tickets for end of May 2009, and even then im side stalls.

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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#4
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:23am
I just spoke to my friend in their office thats why i posted the above post and it will 95 -they will not be announced until September. An allocation has already been put aside at each performance before the public bookings opened and these will be released as demand builds at each performance. So, not only do the public pay the BBC TV licence to see the TV program but then they are then expected to pay up to 95 to see the show. A family of four- 400.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#5
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:31am
They have been denying it since the press got wind of it the other week,but I knew when the ridiculous booking situation happened that that had to be the reason. No way would they sell out THAT quickly!

I have a huge respect and admiration for Cameron Mackintosh, but I have to say im a little disappointed in this decision. I know its a business, and his shows have been doing 'premium' tickets for ages, and the other two reality BBC shows to, but this is a huge difference in price, especially for a family musical, and one that is being marketed at a prime time market.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#6
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:37am
Yea, they just told me that there was a press leak thing on it last week or something and so far they have been able to play it off. The 95 ticket will give each ticket holder a glass of champagne and a souvenir brochure.
Ticket 60
Champagne $7
Brochure 10 =77 tops.
Where's the other 18 or so going? Sorry!-no prizes for guessing.
It would be interesting to know (and i will try to find out) how much less the publicity budget is now going to be thanks to the TV series compared to what a show without the luck such blazing free PR would have to fork out.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#7
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:53am
They should do a deal - show your TV license and get a discount!
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#8
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:54am
These reality shows are good from the point of view of filling big theatres that might otherwise be harder to do, and I am glad Cameron seems to be going all out in terms of cast members, orchestra etc, he does seem to be putting effort in there.

Well at least there will be a brochure! so im happy in that respect! lol (however will it be there from the start!)

fingers crossed there is a public backlash like Young Frank on broadway and they change it.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#9
Posted: 4/9/08 at 9:56am
Alterego, that is so funny! well done haha. I may try that one!
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#10
Posted: 4/9/08 at 4:23pm
Very funny Alterego!!!

95 is not very funny. Whilst I can afford to pay that I am simply not prepared to do so for a revival of a revival whose set has apparently been in storage for donkeys years, after being hauled around the world.

And wouldn't Rowan Atkinson be better cast in a farce about a socially dysfunctional composer who has enormous commercial success writing work of questionable quality whilst upsetting loads of ex-wives and ex-leading ladies?
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#11
Posted: 4/13/08 at 10:34am
This thread should read

I am wickedboy2 and I'm telling you that you can only post comments about oliver on this page.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#12
Posted: 4/13/08 at 12:03pm
So with so many tickets sold in advance and re-using old sets from orevious productions and free publicity via BBC, I can only assume Oliver is a commercial success already?
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#13
Posted: 4/13/08 at 12:08pm
Im sure he's looking at a run of at least 2 years!
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#14
Posted: 4/13/08 at 12:28pm
Wkd, keeping to the topic is a virtue much appreciated but seldom witnessed on BWW.

Sir Cameron looks terrible in that photo on top, doesn't he?

I was lucky early last summer to get returns for Joseph on a Saturday afternoon for the following Monday night, as I basically stuck around waiting for an hour in the hope that someone might return tickets for any night the following week. Not sure if thaty will work for Oliver, at this rate.
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browsing on spire and bogland; but today
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our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
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shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#15
Posted: 4/13/08 at 12:30pm
Both men, I have respect for (Andrew and Cameron), I understand ALW is not producing this show, apart from owning the theatre what is in it for him? Why is ALW not one of the producers.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#16
Posted: 4/13/08 at 1:31pm
He is earning from the TV production, and as the theatre owner he will get a share of Producers' profits, even though Cameron is officially the man with the wallet on the line (possibly the lowest risk production he's ever staged, though!). One has the venue, the other has the show. It's a happy medium. Plus, they haven't worked together in so long, it's nice to see it.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#17
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:00pm

SPOILER

Tara gone this week. Reactions?
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


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"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#18
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:29pm
Excellent!
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#19
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:33pm
To be honest, I'm suprised she stayed out of the sing-off up as far as this week, wasn't in the same league as the others.
Think Jessie's going to go all the way, but i've known that for years now, she's a class act. re: 'OLIVER!'  2008
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#20
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:33pm
I think she can leave with her self-respect intact. She gave it a good shot but the right decision was made.
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#21
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:35pm
Ive got to start watching TV!
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#22
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:35pm
I wasn't too keen on her, but I think she should've stayed over Keisha (spelling?).
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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#23
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:36pm
FrEp, I know Jessie from a workshop we were in. She's lovely, but we can't vote here in Ireland. Help us out if you can!
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

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re: 'OLIVER!' 2008#24
Posted: 4/13/08 at 3:40pm
linnie, i'm afraid i'm guilty of that self same workshop! re: 'OLIVER!'  2008

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