Thursday, December 15, 2011
Love Never Dies...
Princess has just got in from a matinee at the theatre... Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to"Phantom of the Opera" ....
"Love Never Dies"
Well Darlings... In my opinion it should have!
And funnily enough... after seeing the show before reading the review I held very similar thoughts...
Read a review "Here"
Its only saving grace was the incredibly elaborate and imaginative sets and fabulously colourful and quirky costume design.
As for the Music and Lyrics...... Could someone please pass me a bucket!
Not one memorable tune out of the lot of them.
At least with "Phantom" having the repetitive theme assaulting your ears through very loud organ pipes all evening at least sent you home humming a tune that you could a) remember and b) recognise if you heard it again
This one... Zilch! I couldn't hum a tune from it if you paid me...
But... at least it was a visual feast for the eyes...
And that.. In my opinion... At least gives it some redemption
But I did however, enjoy with much wonderment and just a little pride in seeing for the first time some of my (now deceased) Great Uncles work in the plaster moulded ceilings and walls that he worked on during the theatre's
construction. You can see some of the works in the video with the review link
Or Go to this site for a historical tour