Tag Archives: Ben Elton

A Chain of Musicals: THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Disappointing Musical

Post a song from a musical which disappointed you. About halfway through the first act of We Will Rock You, I was dumbfounded. The Queen songs are wonderful but the book is a disaster. Ben Elton’s dialogue is basically a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

I went to see the 14:00 show Ben Elton and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Boys in the Photograph today. What follows are my thoughts on the show, a revised version of the 2000 musical The Beautiful Game. I shall also … Continue reading

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Review Roundup: THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

Here’s a roundup of reviews for the new South African production of The Boys in the Photograph, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s revised version of their musical, The Beautiful Game. The reception to the show has been largely positive, … Continue reading

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THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH Opens in South Africa

The South African production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Boys in the Photograph opens tonight. Here’s a clip that showcases the brand new staging of the musical: The cast features: David Chevers (John Kelly), Carly Graeme (Mary … Continue reading

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THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH: Video Promos

Here’s a series of promotional videos for the upcoming production of The Boys in the Photograph – the revised version of Ben Elton and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game – starting 18th May 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 12

The final part of this track-by-track Love Never Dies commentary covers the ending of the show, dealing with tracks 12-13 on the second disc of the original cast recording. 12. “Gustave, Gustave” The title of this track made me chuckle. … Continue reading

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