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Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2008, 20:58 
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WOW!!!!!

Amazing!

I was in a cafe before the performance having some lunch and my ma was laughing at me as my hand was shaking cos I was feeling nervous - this goes within seconds of seeing Simon but I still can't help it! unsure.gif

I meet Simon briefly before the play and was greeted with a kiss, and arranged to meet him again after.

The play was outstanding, I've never been to the West End before so was amazed by how it all went together with the set changes and costume changes (some sooo fast.) The singing of all was fantastic - The Mother Abbess voice is so powerful, and those children are so talented - some will go far!

Maria was the 'other one' not Summer and she has one powerful voice too - hopefully if I go again I can see Summer and compare

Simon acting was on par as usual, and is perfect with Maria and lovely with the children some of those 'aawww moments'

His singing in some of the more 'up beat' numbers like No Way To Stop It was perfect, very well done. However the quieter songs still needs some work (which Simon knows.) Simon's voice I expected to be more powerful he's perfectly on key and his voice sounds good, it just gets a bit covered by some of the other voices where he is not as stronger singer as the rest but with more practice he will be outstanding. He's got the voice for it he just needs more confidence. His singing voice was deeper than I expected it to be - I know he has a (lovely) deep voice anyway but this was much deeper, very nice.

Met up with Simon again after and had a quick chat, found out some TV shows and things he should be doing in coming weeks - need to keep an eye out for them

In the theatre today was Trinny, Suzanna (sp) and Liz Hurley with their children, won't be commenting on them.

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Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2008, 21:19 
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Trinny & Suzanna!

Heroes... truely.. haha

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Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2008, 21:25 
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Glad you had a great time Shelli. :D

Did you get a picture with Simon or just chat to him?


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It kinda wasn't a photo moment, I dont like having my photo taken and only have one with Simon ever - I'm not fussed about that - I did have a very nice chat tho - I kinda grabbed his ring and looked at it while it was on his hand :roll: , he said he forgets to take it off hence he had in on for the This Morning interview - it is plain is supposed to have his regiment's logo on it - he says

The front of house will be redecorated with Simon and the rest of new cast next week - and the new larger brochure should be out soon too - with Simon pics

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Yeah, i know what you mean about having pictures done but glad you had a lovley chat with him and thats good about the brochure. :D


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Amy wrote:
Yeah, i know what you mean about having pictures done

But don't you have a photo with everyone every time? :S

Anyway... as if it was your first time seeing a Westend show!?!?!?!?!?! *gasp* :lol:

You picked a fab one for your first then didn't you!! lol

I'm so pleased you had a good time!

We need to go again soon to A) see FOH B) Buy huge programmes and C) so I can buy that Von Trapp t shirt I'm totally in love with! lol :P

And ohhh of course it wasn't Summer she doesn't do Monday evenings and Wednesday Matinees [I think]. Nevermind, sounds like Simon's improving too! I expected as much. :)

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Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2008, 21:54 
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Kathie wrote:
Anyway... as if it was your first time seeing a Westend show!?!?!?!?!?! *gasp* :lol:
Hangs head in shame :( - I was a West End virgin before today :lol:

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Unread postPosted: 03 Sep 2008, 22:01 
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Kathie wrote:
Amy wrote:
Yeah, i know what you mean about having pictures done

But don't you have a photo with everyone every time? :S

Anyway... as if it was your first time seeing a Westend show!?!?!?!?!?! *gasp* :lol:

You picked a fab one for your first then didn't you!! lol

I'm so pleased you had a good time!

We need to go again soon to A) see FOH B) Buy huge programmes and C) so I can buy that Von Trapp t shirt I'm totally in love with! lol :P

And ohhh of course it wasn't Summer she doesn't do Monday evenings and Wednesday Matinees [I think]. Nevermind, sounds like Simon's improving too! I expected as much. :)

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No, i dont always have pictures done with people anywayy hopefully im booking my tickets in a couple of days for SOM. :D


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Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 03:11 
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I know this is a little late, but I went to see SoM on Monday 8th September - our Maria was Emma Baird, who was very good, and has a very strong voice. With my classical background I'm used to a different type of voice, but this singing was all very good. The kids were all fantastic, and Gretel was especially cute. Simon was on excellent form; as others have said, he is not a singer, but he was well in tune, and I'm sure his voice will round out with practice - it's a very scary thing, to start your singing career on a West End stage, and he's doing a very enjoyable job!!

My excuse for going was that I was taking Mum for her 70th birthday treat, and she very much enjoyed the show. When we first found the theatre, I towed Mum round the block to find the stage door, and mentioned something about waiting there after the show. She said she wasn't going to wait there, so I said I'd park her somewhere while I waited, but once we got in to the theatre I discovered that the closest exit to our seats was the one that takes you out right by the stage door. So then Mum said she'd wait, but wasn't bothered about meeting Simon. Anyway, we waited, and he came out like greased lightening, and it was Mum that spotted him. I called to him, and he came over and said hello, and then I introduced Mum to him, and said it was her birthday treat, so not only did she get a handshake, but he also wished her Happy Birthday! Afterwards, she said that he did seem like a very nice man, so I offered to put her down for this fan club, but she said no thanks! :lol:

I have seen the film many times, and I really appreciated the differences between the film and the show, some of which actually make more sense in the show than in the film. And I loved the stage - so incredibly flexible and adjustable, and fast moving! I'm looking forward to going again, though I'm not yet sure when that will be.


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Unread postPosted: 15 Oct 2008, 20:23 
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Hi everyone, just got back from London saw Simon in Sound of Music on Monday night he was fantastic as all the cast were, really enjoyed it. We had very good seats Row J right in the centre I was getting very excited at being so close to Simon, he is even more good looking in the flesh and he has a lovely smile and played a really good part, I loved it wish I was going again. I was very dissapointed however after paying £6 pound for the book that Simon was not in it, it was the old cast, not happy, but had a fantastic time and really enjoyed seeing Simon on the stage.


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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY HAVE THEY NOT CHANGED THE PROGRAMME YET!!!!! :aggressive:

Going tonight and I'MVERYEXCITEDICAN'TWAITIT'SGONNABESOAWESOMEYESYES :D

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Kathie wrote:

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AGAIN tonight and I'MVERYEXCITEDICAN'TWAITIT'SGONNABESOAWESOMEYESYES :D

Yeah they've spoilt are plans by not having the new brochure!! Must steal the FOH pics instead

You're gonna be mental tonight aren't you?

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Mental? Moi?

Ack no. :P

I make no apology for posing outside the Palladium next to FoH pics. :P Muhahahaaa x

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They best have him in the programme when i go lol! I want a signed one.


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Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 19:55 
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monalisa62003 wrote:
They best have him in the programme when i go lol! I want a signed one.


I hope they do for you then, I was very dissapointed it would off been nice sovenier to take home with me to remember the lovely day, never mind.


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