Saturday, 28 June 2008

'All Bob's Women' a Theatrical Flop

Not strictly speaking a Rachel story, but the production; 'All Bob's Women' starring fellow Nancy hopeful Amy Booth-Steele is set to close within a week of it's opening night.

As mentioned in an earlier post, Rachel attended the press night of the show, along with most of the other 'I'd Do Anything' contestants.

Despite good reports of Amy's performance, sadly 'All Bob's Women' has been critically panned (see article below) and serves as a salutory lesson of the pitfalls of being involved in a less than successful production.

I'm sure the other girls will be taking note.

The following Article is from 'The Stage -- News Section':

''All Bob’s Women closes six days after opening
Published Friday 27 June 2008 at 17:00 by Alistair Smith
Off-West End musical All Bob’s Women is to close at the Arts Theatre less than a week after opening, following a mauling by critics.

All Bob's Women at the Arts Theatre
Mark Shenton, writing for The Stage, described the show as “biliously bad”. and The Daily Telegraph’s Charles Spencer complained: ” Russell Labey’s production proves devoid of pace, point and even basic clarity and, at £29.50 for a top price ticket, All Bob’s Women is both a crying shame and a bleeding liberty. This is a show fit only for masochists and collectors of theatrical disasters.”
Its final performance will be on Sunday, June 28. It had been scheduled to run for ten weeks until August 24.
Guido Fabris, for lead producers Chokolate, said: “Unfortunately this is another example of a European hit getting lost in translation in London. The original Italian version of All Bob’s Women ran for nine months in Milan. We are extremely proud of our cast and production team and the hard work they put in.”

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