The first one was good fun, the second okay but the third was terrible. I hope it does not keep going downhill from here, This could be good but probably will just be bad and okay at best. Let's hope it at least sparkle and shines.
Simon Lipkin probably is playing Mr Poppy in the workshop and Boys the Martin Freeman character.
The venues they're touring are a mismatch of sizes. The Hammersmith Apollo is huge and I do wonder if it'll get lost in the bigger venues like the Manchester Palace.
The Birmingham REP's stage is actually quite big, so as it is being built there then I'm sure the set will fill it, and for Manchester, Hammersmith and Leeds. It will probably just be modified for the smaller venues (Southend, Sheffield and Belgrade, Coventry - who are apparently producing but doesn't say anything about heading there yet).
I came upon the film over Christmas knowing nothing about it and decided to watch it. Have to say I really enjoyed it and thought it was great fun. Some good songs too. So with the added attraction of Messrs Boys and Lipkin (who are two of my favourite performers) being on stage together its just got to be done and I will have to see it. Not sure I fancy Hammersmith Apollo so think I might try Southend or even combine it with a pre Christmas visit to my family in Cornwall and see it in Plymouth.