Mark Wadsworth

This is a spare 'blog in case my main 'blog at markwadsworth.blogspot.com isn't working

“We will rock you”

I took Her Indoors to see this musical for an early birthday present, and although I despise musicals in general and don’t particularly like the music of Queen in particular, I must admit it was quite a pleasant experience.

Two points to note:

1. For some reason, they have done their best to airbrush Queen’s bass player John Deacon out of history.

2. Unlike ‘British’ films or ‘British’ theatre productions (the quality of which is inversely proportional to the amount of subsidies they get), musicals do not get a penny in subsidies, but somehow, these theatres are more or less sold out, week after week and year after year, despite their high ticket prices (£60 for the front rows appears to be normal). If popularity or profitability is a measure of quality, then they beat ‘Briitsh’ films and ‘British’ theatre hands down. People flock from all over the world to see them, which in turn is good for our balance of trade and hotels in London etc.

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