I totally just got back from London from seeing this.
I've mixed opinions on it.
Obviously Simon was bloody fantastic
His singing was good, when he sings he has such a low, deep voice and he looked gorgeous in his suite & navy uniform (which my nanny passed comment on- and to be fair, he probably heard it from the stage...)
My nanny, sister and cousin are now all converted into Simon fans, all the way back "I didn't know he was so talented!" - they loved it.
It took me about 30 minutes to work out what the blonde coloured thing attached to his fringe was. I even brought some binoculas (which proved to be handy) to try and make out what it was. My sister was saying "it's a curl!'
Turned out to be a microphone.
I really couldn't stand 'Maria', she had a good voice, but it was just her, something about her annoyed me, and I can't put my finger on it. She was really 'sickly'. Like a desert! Anybody else think that the actor playing Max resembles Kyle from Tenacious D? The kids were all great, I loved the Simon & kid interaction! OOOhh when they were dancing was awesome
We didn't have time to meet Si afterwards, as our coach left 15 minutes after it finished. But we did try beforehand. We went to the stage door an hour or so before the performance begun, and there were two girls waiting, with a Dino Hunter DVD, and we asked them, and they said we literally missed him by 30 seconds! What happened was- they turned their backs for 5 seconds, and when they turned back around they saw him going into stage door, so they were more unlucky to miss him like that! But I think my nanny was a tad dissapointed
( As am I!)
I didn't like the musical itself, but loved Simon haha
The program is brilliant, there is SOO many photos of Simon in it. We brought 3, and one of them was the old version with the old Captain Von Trap in, so my sister took it back saying " sorry we don't like this dude, can we swap it for the program with the other dude?" He just nodded. I think he was scared.
I couldn't find any flyers. But when the lady in front of me went to the toilet in the interval I may be guilty of stealing the one she had. She isn't gonna miss it though, and I know this because...she had folded it!!!!! But there's a lovely promo photo of Simon and 'Maria' in there. I also had a conversation with the lady behind me who wanted to know who played Captin VC, as she recognised him from Death On The Nile. *Queue simon trivia sharing with random lady"
Note to anybody going
This theatre does THE best chocolate ice cream known to man.
I didn't take many photos