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Oh no...LOTR Musical.

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_HappyHammer1977, Jun 19, 2007.

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    OMG...just seen a preview of 'Lord of the Rings - The Musical'...my god it looks even worse than the books AND the films put together!!

    (Apparently had to be re-written after it's debut in Canada was panned by critics!!)
     
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    Books great, films terrific, musical is just one treebeard too far. Sauron will be turning in his grave.
     
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    And his ring will be burning too, perhaps.:smile:
     
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    With a cursory glance, I thought this thread was called LPSG - the Musical. LOL. (I guess it would have to take that name because BIG was already taken.)
     
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    I saw the musical on Saturday (in previews).
    The music is film-score like with very few songs really, more like a play with plenty of underscore. The real marvel is the stagecraft and production. Gandalf is terrible, dithery and weak. There is no way it will be last out once the die-hard tolkein fans and show-a-week goers have seen it once.
    The story has been slashed to pieces, ther Rohan isn't even there (my fav people). Gollum's good performance has followed on from Toronto, despite th eoart has been badly cut down.
    Dury Lane has been transformed with miles of vines and reeds and branches, like Jumanji has tacken over the three-circle theatre

    If you like big les-mis style music, there is one song, that gets repeated in key moments (four times) but little else

    If you like good performances, good luck (some good singing though)

    If you like awesome productions, this beats Phantom and Wicked

    If you like sitting down, you're gonna love this.

    For all it's weak points, it's not boring, and I paid £5 for my tickets so It was worth it.
     
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