Closer to Heaven revival in London 2015

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#46 Post by leesmapman »

cool, what does the programme look like?

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Cool! Did Neil and Chris say anything of interest?

It's nice to see Closer to Heaven back. I wasn't a fan of the 2001 production but I always thought PSB deserved more recognition for it. It was a very brave move at the time.
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Trixiemix wrote:I was there tonight and sat on the opposite aisle to David Walliams. I spoke to Neil and Chris and they signed my programme........WHAT a night!!
Why didn't you try to get info about the new álbum? :wink:

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With the exception of Vocal, has the soundtrack been changed/remixed at all?

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#50 Post by Trixiemix »

I don't think the soundtrack has changed much........but I'm sure the choreography is more modern, although it has been years and I can hardly remember. The boys really seemed to enjoy it last night and 'Straight Dave's' piece on 'For all of us' is tearfully good. BTW it's worth trying on the night for returns, sometimes they have a few.
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Trixiemix wrote:I was there tonight and sat on the opposite aisle to David Walliams.

Did you say "Want bitty!" ? :mrgreen: :)
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Incredible show last night. Loved the Union Theatre. Very intimate space and fantastic venue for a quirky musical like this. It was my first time seeing it and honestly I was very impressed with the story and singing. Highlights:

- Dancing was amazing!
- Overall, the singing was very strong
- Billie's Friendly Fire and Vic's Vampires were very good...but Straight Dave's For All of Us was simply stunning
- Shameless was extraordinary
- Straight Dave's character was...WAY GAY. My god.
- The K-Hole bit was spot on, felt like I was in a K-Hole watching them!
- Billie's character was AMAZING. She definitely was probably the strongest performer
- It was great to (finally!) have context with all of the songs I've heard as demos for years
- I was reminded of how great the music was...I need an instrumental version of the soundtrack!
- Mile End Lee's character was perfect...and wow what a body
- Vocal was definitely a great closer!

I was surprised more people didn't stand up at the end of the performance, I thought they deserved a standing ovation. Only about 5-10 of us did that.

Overall it was fantastic. Made me put on the original cast recording this morning and enjoy it in an entirely different way!

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Remark wrote:Incredible show last night. Loved the Union Theatre. Very intimate space and fantastic venue for a quirky musical like this. It was my first time seeing it and honestly I was very impressed with the story and singing. Highlights:

- Dancing was amazing!
- Overall, the singing was very strong
- Billie's Friendly Fire and Vic's Vampires were very good...but Straight Dave's For All of Us was simply stunning
- Shameless was extraordinary
- Straight Dave's character was...WAY GAY. My god.
- The K-Hole bit was spot on, felt like I was in a K-Hole watching them!
- Billie's character was AMAZING. She definitely was probably the strongest performer
- It was great to (finally!) have context with all of the songs I've heard as demos for years
- I was reminded of how great the music was...I need an instrumental version of the soundtrack!
- Mile End Lee's character was perfect...and wow what a body
- Vocal was definitely a great closer!

I was surprised more people didn't stand up at the end of the performance, I thought they deserved a standing ovation. Only about 5-10 of us did that.

Overall it was fantastic. Made me put on the original cast recording this morning and enjoy it in an entirely different way!
Great review! Thanks for posting btw!

Did you bought a programme of the show? How does it looks like (and how much did you paid for it?)
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Re: Closer to Heaven revival in London 2015

#54 Post by Remark »

wieske wrote:Great review! Thanks for posting btw!

Did you bought a programme of the show? How does it looks like (and how much did you paid for it?)
Nah, ended up going out dancing afterwards so couldn't carry the programme with me and didn't browse through it. They had cool posters too.


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#56 Post by wieske »

Thanks for sharing these nice pictures with us Trixiemix!

How much did you paid for the programme? How many pages does it contains?
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Remark wrote:
wieske wrote:Great review! Thanks for posting btw!

Did you bought a programme of the show? How does it looks like (and how much did you paid for it?)
Nah, ended up going out dancing afterwards so couldn't carry the programme with me and didn't browse through it. They had cool posters too.
Yesss... I'll buy a programme and some posters I think ;-)
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#58 Post by zukunft »

Programme is 3 UKP, small poster (DIN A 4) 2 UKP, large poster (DIN A 3) 3 UKP.

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#59 Post by leesmapman »

I'm interested in a programme myself, if someone can get me one, please do :-)

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#60 Post by Tom Angel »

Good lord it's quiet on here!!

But Closer to heaven tonight... looking forward to it. I can get a programme if anyone wants one? They can pay me back....Let me know
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