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Re: Musical

Postby daydreamer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:10 pm

I agree with you wholeheartedly, I don't wish serious illness on anyone. I've had conversations with Pat and she has found it in her heart to forgive Vicki for the book, Dusty told her before she died that it would happen and not to get upset as it wouldn't hurt her (Dusty). It took Pat a long time to get there but she now says C'est a vie and that life is too short to carry on the bad feeling. I'll never know why they were in such a hurry to write DWD and make so many mistakes, maybe the fact that Penny was already ill had something to do with it as she was the actual writer. And as I've said many times, Vicki has not put a foot wrong since then and has always praised Dusty any chance she has had.
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Re: Musical

Postby trek007 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:56 pm

I too hope Vicki gets well soon.

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Re: Musical

Postby Sweetbaby » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:38 pm

ImageFrom the March 9 Daily Mail, confirming Craig Revel Horwood as directing the Churchill Theatre production of SOAPM which is now spoken off in terms of "an autumn tour": (click to enlarge)
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I'm pleased about Louise Redknapp's involvement (altho I realize it's tentative) : she should be a strong draw and from what I've heard of her while she's no Dusty she should be able to effectively put across Dusty's songbook. There's nothing at present about any SOAPM involvement at Louise's official site: if anyone's interested in checking for updates, click http://louiseredknappofficial.co.uk/
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Re: Musical

Postby daydreamer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:15 am

We have tickets for Manchester in September. Below is a list of some of the venues (I notice Bromley is missing) and on Facebook they have "a special announcement" tomorrow (Monday), which I guess could be confirming Louise Redknapp....or something totally different :)

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/son-of-a-preacher-man/
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Re: Musical

Postby thc@c » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:16 am

Hi everyone

This show is also on at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from 21-25 November - we've booked!

I would love to add an image of our superb Victorian theatre risen from the ashes of an evil bombing campaign by IRA terrorists in the seventies & eighties, but I haven't learnt how to post images yet!!

Sorry!!
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Re: Musical

Postby daydreamer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:10 pm

Here you go Henry..... [:)] It certainly is a fabulous building.

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Re: Musical

Postby trek007 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:43 pm

I've booked to see it at Birmingham on 14 th Sept.
That does look a lovely building in Belfast Henry.
The Birmingham dates are before Manchester and Belfast so I can review it!
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Re: Musical

Postby thc@c » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:43 pm

Thank you Carole!! Yes, it does look good. I notice Blood Brothers is being advertised in that image - my wife and I have seen that musical there also. Thanks for your comments too Trek (still haven't managed to bump into you at Todber yet - maybe this year!) Will look forward to your review Trek, I wonder will they use Dusty's actual recordings as a soundtrack?

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Re: Musical

Postby pat.dunham » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Thanks all for the info on "SOAPM". I hope it comes to Watford which is quite close,if not will have to wait for, possible, West End transfer.
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Re: Musical

Postby Sweetbaby » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:13 am

[:I] Well I see I was absolutely wrong about the venues SOAPM might play subsequent to the Churchill - hey it made theoretic sense! I have edited my prior post deleting the image of the HQ theaters so as not to confuse my board buds about where SOAPM is playing. It is curious that the ATG ticket site evidently isn't vending for the Churchill - here's a link with info for the Churchill engagement which has the facility for booking tickets:
https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/d ... BB3776D43F

Perhaps I shouldn't try speculating again - astute of me I know - but IM(very)HO there's a good chance that the play will be booked in theaters subsequent to the latest announced date of November 25 if tickets for the announced dates sell well (likely further bookings for SOAPM would be subsequent to the holiday season when regional theatres go "panto-loco"!). And if a name performer such as Louise Redknapp does come onboard the chances are very good for further dates - and also for a West End transfer altho that's not guaranteed: it didn't happen with the 2000 Mari Wilson vehicle. But there's a reasonable chance that in a few months time the West End may be doubly Dusty - and with this play and the Katherine Kingsley vehicle being so distinct in nature I think there's a good chance each would bolster the other's success.
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Re: Musical

Postby daydreamer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:04 pm

There is a fuller list of theatres on their Facebook page now, Bromley included :)

4 September – 9 September 2017
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

12 September – 16 September 2017
New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham


19 – 23 September 2017
Sunderland Empire Theatre, Sunderland


26 September – 30 September 2017
Palace Theatre, Manchester


3 October – 7 October 2017
Grand Opera House, York


10 October – 14 October 2017
Regent Theatre, Stoke


17 – 21 October 2017
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

24 October – 28 October 2017
New Theatre, Oxford


31 October – 4 November 2017
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

7 November – 11 November 2017
Hull New Theatre, Hull

14 November – 18 November 2017
New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon


21 November – 25 November 2017
Belfast Grand Opera House, Belfast

28 November – 2 December 2017
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
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Re: Musical

Postby Cas19 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:51 pm

Its fairly getting around which makes a lovely change from just London.

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Re: Musical

Postby Sweetbaby » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:14 pm

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Hurrah - I accurately predicted one venue!

I just noticed Henry's post wondering if the original Dusty recordings would be heard during the performances. My assumption is that the performers will sing the songs: that would agree with the tentative casting of Louise Redknapp who's known as a singer rather than an actress, and also the play's promo includes a credit for Musical Supervisor & Arrangements , that being Paul Herbert.
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Re: Musical

Postby daydreamer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 pm

I haven't thought for one moment that it would be Dusty singing, that wouldn't happen in a production like this, unlike where it could (and hopefully would!) happen in a film.


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Re: Musical

Postby Sweetbaby » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:43 pm

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There's a website up now @ http://www.sonofapreachermanmusical.com/: as yet there's nothing definite there we don't already know altho the tour dates page does read "2018 tour dates coming soon". The Cast & Creatives page does have pix of most of the "Creatives" if anyone's interested: as far as the Cast at the moment there's nothing more than "To be annonced soon!" (BTW - it really does read "annonced".) I've posted the image from the main page which is somewhat fuller than the one used in promos up til now: I confess I hadn't noticed the couple embracing! As it is a static image the "Book Tickets" button in the posted image isn't operational: click the url link to access the fully operational main page of the site.
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