About musicals

(64 Posts)
Morethanalittlebitconfused Sun 24-Aug-14 12:14:43

If you put Michael Ball into a musical it will be utterly amazing

If you put Ruthie Henshall into a musical she'll kill it dead

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:21:21

I love Ruthie.
If you look at her career you can hardly say she kills musicals. YADBU.

wowfudge Sun 24-Aug-14 12:21:56

YABU - I give you Les Mis (wonderful) and Passion (beyond dire and entailed seeing Michael Ball's naked behind).

LongFingers Sun 24-Aug-14 12:23:04

I like Michael Ball, who is Ruthie?

Morethanalittlebitconfused Sun 24-Aug-14 12:23:49

She's an awful ego of a musical performer

She's killed all shows I've seen her in and rendered them unwatchable for me

WooWooOwl Sun 24-Aug-14 12:24:37

I'm not a fan of Ruthie Henshall. Apart from anything else, I find it irritating that she has put an 'ie' on the end of a name that really doesn't require it. It sounds silly.

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:25:32

Even les mis? Chicago? She loves me? Miss Saigon? They were all amazing!

Camsie30 Sun 24-Aug-14 12:25:47

I saw Ruthie in Billy Elliot recently and she was fantastic. Would rather see her over Denice Van Outen or some reality show reject any day

HappyAgainOneDay Sun 24-Aug-14 12:27:23

Never heard of her.

Methe Sun 24-Aug-14 12:29:51

Never heard of her either.

I saw wicked last night (incredible BTW!) and I couldn't tell you the name of any of the actors blush. I clearly need to pay more attention.

Morethanalittlebitconfused Sun 24-Aug-14 12:32:02

She was awful in les mis and when I saw her in Chicago she couldn't hack not being the lead so kept trying to steal the show which became annoying - like a child jostling to be front and centre when they're 3rd cabbage from the left

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:33:29

The while point of chicago is roxie and velma vie to be the lead!!!

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:34:41

Its a game of one upmanship. Even the musical director said that!

SavoyCabbage Sun 24-Aug-14 12:35:40

Yes, isn't that the storyline?

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 12:37:48

Hate hate hate musicals. Unless they are Fred and Ginger films.

I'd rather skewer my own liver with a pipecleaner than go near anything involving his balliness.

YABVU to cheerleader for these modern travesties of noise wink

Morethanalittlebitconfused Sun 24-Aug-14 12:38:15

I know the story but this wasn't the character this was her. It's hard to explain but it didn't work what she was doing

EatTheRude Sun 24-Aug-14 12:39:27

I love Michael Ball, he was the best Sweeney Todd ever.

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:40:35

Sounds entirely character based to me.
I think you just dont like her fullstop.
She could do amazing performances and you still would find a perceived fault.

MrsDavidBowie Sun 24-Aug-14 12:40:41

eattherude wasn't he?
I love Michael Ball

Morethanalittlebitconfused Sun 24-Aug-14 12:41:51

I agree about Sweeney Todd he was unbelievable in that!

I should point out that I'm the type of person who prefers Javert to Valjean in Les Mis too because he has the better songs grin

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:42:46

Agree totally about sweeney todd.

Ludoole Sun 24-Aug-14 12:43:27

Also agree about javert grin

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 12:44:29

Seriously, don't any of you find west end muicals just too loud?

I gave up after a group visit to Mamma Mia two years ago.

Panicking it's much age now.

Nomama Sun 24-Aug-14 12:44:58

She can't that bad, 5 Olivier Award nominations puts her somewhere towards the top of her profession, I think!

MrsDavidBowie Sun 24-Aug-14 12:46:20

I love musicals.
Am off to Avenue Q next week, Sweeney Todd at Twickenham theatre, Scottsboro boys, Forbidden Broadway, Evita, Thoroughly modern Millie and Miss Saigon..all before December.

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