The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009

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The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009#1
Posted: 6/11/09 at 1:27pm
So, the first show is tommorow night, I am catching the Dress Rehersal tomorrow at 2:30, so will report back straight after with thoughts,
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009

We Have first glimpse, of what seems to be an INCREDIBLE set
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009

That Model has now turned into...

The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009
The King and I - Royal Albert Hall - 2009

I for one am very excited just by the set!

Let's see what happens!
Everyone who sees it, report back on this thread, and we should end up with a nice collection of personal reviews!
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Set looks STUNNING!
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With only a few hundred of us watching the dress run tomorrow, I doubt their will be anyone stopping me taking photos, so will try my hardest to get some good snaps before and at interval of the finished piece and with all the coverings off from props and set pieces!
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Three Sunday shows for this run!
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And, BTW, who here is going to see this wonder!

(...And not just to see the Hot Asian from Lost?)
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I will certainly be trying to get to this. Its not sold very well so I'm hoping that comps will come my way soon.
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Wow. The set is almost steampunk.
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I am going and cannot wait! Have a great time CON x
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I'll also be at the dress tomorrow. Here's hoping that the accoustics and sound are better than most RAH shows.
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I'll keep an eye out for you exedore (Although I dont actually know what you like!) haha
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Was there today - the set is indeed stunning - loving the water feature. I'm reviewing Saturday night's show here on BWW.
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Guess I'll have to wear a hat then.
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That set looks absolutely amazing, I'm really looking forward to this.

Does anyone know of any discounts available for this. I've already booked for it once but am quite keen to see it this Sunday, having seen the seating plan on the RAH website there's a huge amount of good seats available, but I'm not keen on paying £50 or £60 for them. Any chance they'll have a student or Standby rate on the day if there's no current advance booking discounts, or is that unlikely for the Royal Albert Hall?
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As I said Idnfan, it isn't selling too well so i would imagine there will be a number of discounts flying around if you know where to look.
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And, BTW, who here is going to see this wonder!

(...And not just to see the Hot Asian from Lost?)


... yes, and no. 8D Daniel Dae Kim's amazing abs are definitely a draw, but The King and I has long been my favourite Rodgers & Hammerstein, so I hope I've got a little credibility there! Going on the final Sunday. :3
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I'm seeing it on Saturday 20th evening - I can't believe I've never seen "The King And I" on stage before.
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I think this could be the more successful of the Broadway musicals that have been staged in the round at the RAH.
For starters the venue throws itself at the subject.
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have my ticket and waiting for doors to open. Con has a pm on how to find me via my fabulous timbuk2 bag, but I've no idea if he got it or not!
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Put a call out! lol
I've just been offered comps for next Weds or Thurs- not sure what day I'll make it but will anyone else be around?
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am in
Stunning set
But i have no pm from you? :/
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In now. Box 41 tier 2 wearing a blue polo and gave a green and gold backpack. Will pm my #
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Not going to review 'cuz it was the dress rehearsal and reviewing a rehearsal ain't groovy.

I will say, however, that it's all very...nice. Not amazing, but nice. Maria Friedman is, as always, lovely, and the acoustics are, as always, rubbish.
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LOL Oh dear!
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Well what do you expect when Bobby Aitken's the sound designer?

And also in fairness, 1) rehearsal and 2) The King and I is not one of my favourite musicals. YMMV if you're all over the classics.

In more exciting news, I got a ticket for Prom #45 (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain) while at the RAH. Can't wait!