I'd Do Anything/Oliver!

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Who is YOUR Nancy?

Poll closed Jun 1, 2008.
  1. Jessie

    7.4%
  2. Jodie

    63.0%
  3. Samantha

    29.6%
  1. WiDGe->

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    yes, Gem wants to go see it. I'm calling "meh" on that. I mean no Jessie!
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    And Niamh is in a production of some new musical I've forgotten the name of, with rat face Keith from Any Dream Will Do.
     
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    Keith? Urgh.
     
  4. Sild

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    Prior to taking on her winning role of Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, I’d Do Anything victor Jodie Prenger will appear in another Cameron Mackintosh production.

    Prenger is currently in rehearsal to join the company of Boubil and Schonberg musical Les Miserables from 26 August 2008 at the Queen’s Theatre, where she’ll perform a number of small roles as part of the ensemble in order to gain West End experience before she faces critics at Drury Lane. She’ll appear for roughly four weeks, but with no specific performance schedule.

    A statement released by Mackintosh’s office today explained: “Since winning the BBC show I’d Do Anything, Jodie has been working hard to build upon the training she underwent during the programme. Cameron Mackintosh has already arranged for Jodie to attend the summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has given her the opportunity to join the company of Les Miserables as part of the ensemble, so she can experience what it is like to be regularly performing in a West End musical environment. Jodie has jumped at the chance of gaining experience before she starts rehearsals for Oliver! in November.

    “Jodie will only perform a variety of small characters in the ensemble of Les Miserables but not any principal or featured roles. The similar 19th-century backdrop of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is the ideal low-key environment for Jodie to prepare herself for Dickens and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! this December at Drury Lane.”

    Cameron Mackintosh personally added: “One of the great things about Jodie is that she grasps every opportunity offered to her and she is eager to work. When she won I'd Do Anything, Jodie told me that she didn't want to sit around for six months but wanted to really use the time before going into rehearsals. I'm delighted that this is one of the things she's chosen to do.”

    From I’d Do Anything’s predecessor competitions, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? winner Connie Fisher trained at drama school and Any Dream Will Do’s Lee Mead had already performed professionally in the West End, understudying in The Phantom of the Opera as well as touring. Although Prenger, the “people’s choice” Nancy, has experience as a cabaret and cruise ship singer, she has not worked in theatre before.

    The performance schedule for Oliver! has still not been finalised but, at the end of the TV competition in May, producers took the precaution of committing Prenger to only six, as opposed to the full eight, performances a week. The show’s official website says: “Sickness and holiday permitting, we have decided that Jodie Prenger is scheduled to perform on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Wednesday matinees, Friday evenings and both performances on Saturday”.
     
  6. Christian

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    She'll clearly be featured in the HOOKER sequence

    Although she'd probably make a corking MADAME DE THÉNARDIER
     
  7. Sild

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    WIDE MOUTH Francesca has got herself a role now, she's playing Lucy in the touring Barry Manilow musical Can't Smile Without You :bad:

    Although the lead is the FANTASTIC Chesney Hawkes :D
     
  8. Jonfessions

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    Ooh I have Oliver tickets for 18 December :disco:
     
  9. Sild

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    BASTARD
     
  10. lolly

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    Do you know I had almost completely forgotten that this was happening! At the moment I don't feel any desire to go at all, but I'm sure that will change when the press starts coming in.
     
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    I saw a poster for this on the tube, with ROWAN ATKINSON being given top and only billing.

    Are there other posters with I'D DO ANYTHING'S JODIE PRENGER splashed across them or is Cameron Mackintosh really being that much of a cunt?
     
  12. Sild

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    Jessie has got herself/railroaded by Cameron into a role now also, she's in the revival of A Little Night Music from December.
     
  13. lolly

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    They are reviving THAT? :o

    I wonder who else is cast in it? She's too young for any of the leads. I hope she's got the role of Petra, who has one of my favourite musical songs ever in 'The Miller's Son'.

    If they cast it well, it will be top of my must see list.
     
  14. lolly

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    No, she's not playing that part :(

     
  15. lolly

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    I think I may still be up for it though, if any of you Londoners (or anyone else) is interested! Where IS the Menier Chocolate Factory?
     
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    Oh you know me lolly, up for anything :D
     
  17. lolly

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    I'm probably thinking after Christmas, though
     
  18. Star

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    Anytime flower, I'm not planning on leaving London just yet!
     
  19. lolly

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    Well I was thinking of taking a week off in the New Year. That time of year is depressing enough, so perhaps a London overnighter will be something to look forward to.
     
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    Just been looking at the venue website. It's in Southwark. Tickets are £29.50. I'm definitely interested.
     
  21. Christian

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    Fantastic show, one of my favourites, and a fantastic venue - London Bridge and Borough are the closest stations to it. It's where Connie recently did her first post-Maria role so they're obviously running some kind of post-TV talent show placement scheme there.

    Shame Lipman's got such a small (but pivotal) role though she does get one funny number. I'm really surprised horrid Jessie is playing Anne as that's a high soprano part and all delicate and fragile - not how I remember her singing at all. She would have been much better as the maid and getting The Miller's Son.

    I'm definitely going to see this, I just hope she doesn't spoil it :evil:
     
  22. lolly

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    Star, let's book!
     
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    Yes yes! Pick a date!
     
  24. lolly

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    Well, if I'm going to come up and stay, then a Saturday night is okay, isn't it? If so, then January 10th?
     
  25. Star

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    Yes thats fine, I have no plans. Have a look at tickets, I'll be back after dinner!
     
  26. lolly

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    Yes? £29.50!
     
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    Thats fine!
     
  28. lolly

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    Who is going to book?
     
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    We're all square at the moment aren't we?
     
  30. lolly

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    I think you said so. I'm sure there can't be more than a couple of quid in it either way, so I'm happy to call it quits if you are.
     
  31. Star

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    Ok cool I shall book then, just the two of us?
     
  32. lolly

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    If you like! Let me know what seats you're offered.
     
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    AUDITORIUM C 7-8
     
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    I actually haven't even read that article above to see what it is I['m booking :D
     
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    All done! We have to collect the tickets from there.
     
  38. lolly

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    But we can do that on the night, presumably? That's fine. I shall put it in my new diary!
     
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    Yes, just have to be there half hour before, but it doesn't start till 8!
     
  40. Sild

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    Someone called Tamsin Carroll is going to be playing Nancy when Jodie isn't.

    And lovely Sarah from I'd Do Anything is going to be a Nancy understudy :o Surprised by that. She's in it anyway, but only playing a street vendor in the Who Will Buy? bit :D
     

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