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 Post subject: London says goodbye to 'Starlight Express'
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2002 4:56 am 
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Image <P><BR><B>And this is just the audience...</B><BR>by Vicky Ward in The Evening Standard<P><BR>With their elaborate make-up, colourful costumes and roller-skates, they know the show by heart and could sing its songs to perfection. And they are just the fans. <P>Starlight Express has gathered a lot of supporters on its 18-year run, and both they and the performers who have brought the show to life every night will more than likely shed tears when performers skate around the track at the Apollo Victoria for the last time tomorrow. <P><A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=488216&in_review_text_id=445408" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited January 12, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: London says goodbye to 'Starlight Express'
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:32 am 
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Another tribute article in The Times.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>After an 18-year run, the rollerskating musical Starlight Express headed into the sidings for the last time at London’s Apollo Victoria on Saturday. It was a night in which the £5 souvenir programmes were free, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Trevor Nunn and choreographer Arlene Phillips got to thank everyone who had ever worked on the show, current and former cast members made numerous laps of honour, and we could all go home with a Starlight Express mug. Stephen Byers, apparently, couldn’t make it — spending an evening in which all the trains run on time was probably not his idea of fun. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2002021059,00.html" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A><P>And also in The Independent.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Lord Lloyd-Webber wrote the show for his children, who are now aged 22 and 24. He said he would like to recreate it to appeal to a new generation. He also wants to take it on tour in a "purpose-built environment", possibly a giant marquee. In Germany, the show is staged in a purpose-built theatre.<P>Lord Lloyd-Webber also wants to use the musical's London theatre, the Apollo, to produce a Bollywood musical, which he has conceived, although he will not be writing the music for it.<P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/news/story.jsp?story=114059" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A><p>[This message has been edited by Joanne (edited January 14, 2002).]


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