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Mark Knopfler Discussion => Local Hero Musical => Topic started by: marki on February 03, 2018, 11:03:53 am

Title: Local Hero - musical
Post by: marki on February 03, 2018, 11:03:53 am
Film Local Hero to be adapted for the stage by David Greig with Bill Forsyth and music from Mark Knopfler for Old Vic and Lyceum (link: http://bit.ly/2nBfeOP) bit.ly/2nBfeOP
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on February 03, 2018, 11:10:41 am
Good find! That must indeed be the secret project!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: herlock on February 03, 2018, 11:14:45 am
If this is it, then it is kind of disappointing. I would much prefer a big box of live video/audio releases.

Funny to read how they talk about the movie. Local Hero is at best a nice little film, much more famous for its MK music than for its plot, and it seems they assume that this so-called "80s classic" is on par with, say, Back to the future :)
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Post by: quizzaciously on February 03, 2018, 11:23:01 am
This could win an award for the most obvious "secret project" ever then. But anyway, the music is more famous than the movie itself, so I'll wait!
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Post by: superval99 on February 03, 2018, 11:27:42 am
Isn't this what we all suspected it would be?   I just wonder how it will transfer to the stage, especially as the scenery was a big part of the film.   I'm looking forward, especially, to hearing the music.    ;)   
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on February 03, 2018, 11:30:02 am
Guy revealed this was the project they were working on his forum.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 03, 2018, 11:42:09 am
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

The Lyceum's a beautiful theatre - I was there during the festival last year. There's a very nice Italian restaurant next door and a great pub called Shakespeare's nearby too.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on February 03, 2018, 11:56:25 am
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

I hope so!    That would be wonderful.    :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on February 03, 2018, 11:59:15 am
That strange feeling when you've known what's in the Christmas gift way before you open it...

But who was the hero who found out about the song titles in the first place?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on February 03, 2018, 12:02:59 pm
https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/bill-forsyth-and-mark-knopfler-reunite-for-new-local-hero-musical-1-4681466

 :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on February 03, 2018, 12:05:21 pm
If they release the score it'll probably be the first score to outsell the musical.  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 03, 2018, 12:19:21 pm
If they release the score it'll probably be the first score to outsell the musical.  ;D

And it's going to be a movie-based musical in theatres filled by music fans lmao :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 03, 2018, 12:24:24 pm
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

The Lyceum's a beautiful theatre - I was there during the festival last year. There's a very nice Italian restaurant next door and a great pub called Shakespeare's nearby too.

The best excuse ever to visit the most beautiful city I ever been again!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 03, 2018, 12:52:43 pm
GF:

We are all extremely excited about the project which will premiere at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh in Spring 2019 followed by a run at the Old Vic in London. Mark has written a wealth of wonderful new material which I have been involved in producing. The whole team is immensely excited.

:)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on February 03, 2018, 01:09:11 pm
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

I hope so!    That would be wonderful.    :wave
This may get me over to this beautiful city I have never been to before as well

sent from my Samsung galaxy 7edge via tapatalk

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Post by: quizzaciously on February 03, 2018, 01:36:02 pm
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

I hope so!    That would be wonderful.    :wave
This may get me over to this beautiful city I have never been to before as well

sent from my Samsung galaxy 7edge via tapatalk

Count me in, too.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 03, 2018, 01:53:05 pm
Alan Clark has shared the news in his Facebook. I guess it's because he was involved in 1982 with the film, I don't think he is now...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on February 03, 2018, 02:50:29 pm
I don't remember who but someone called it right after the speculation began. Hats off to him/her  :clap
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: rmarques821 on February 03, 2018, 03:34:01 pm
Somehow we all knew this was the "secret project" all along.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on February 03, 2018, 04:00:59 pm
Somehow we all knew this was the "secret project" all along.

That's true but I would never think of that if someone hadn't brought that up before.

Any chance it will be available in video format after its run in the theater is over?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Darling Pretty on February 03, 2018, 05:42:10 pm
Premier in Edinburgh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42917459

Remember how I said I wouldn't go to a musical?  Well since it's just along the road...  I take it I'll see you all there?

I hope so!    That would be wonderful.    :wave
This may get me over to this beautiful city I have never been to before as well

sent from my Samsung galaxy 7edge via tapatalk

Count me in, too.

Yep. Count me in too for Edinburgh.
Good reason to come back to that beautiful city. See the Musical nad have some single malts :P
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 03, 2018, 05:43:54 pm
But I understand that this year will be an album with new music and MK lyrics? Local Hero part two? I'm trying to understand  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 03, 2018, 06:57:55 pm
The theatre of London where Local Hero The Musical will be represented is not in the West End but next to Waterloo Train Station...

Very curious... It's like it is an independent thing not looking for the lights of the West End musicals...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: mschaap on February 03, 2018, 07:50:58 pm
interesting news, personally I am not a fan of musicals, but i think it is admirable that Mark took this challenge. Really curious about the result and I hope the music will be separately available and the lyrics to be sung by Mark. Though re-recordings of some of the original instrumentals might be interesting as well.

Some more info I found:
Glasgow-born Knopfler, former guitarist and song-writer with the rock band Dire Straits, has written a wealth of new music and songs for the stage show, which will also feature favourites from the original soundtrack. Forsyth, director of That Sinking Feeling, Gregory’s Girl and Comfort and Joy, insisted he would only participate if Knopfler was also involved. Speaking exclusively to The Scotsman, Greig said: “Local Hero is going to be a brand new home-grown production of Bill Forsyth’s story, with new songs and a new score by Mark Knopfler. “Some of the classic instrumental themes will be there - it would be insane not to include them - but he has written a whole bunch of new material, which is absolutely fantastic. “Bill and I are working on the script for about a year, trying to get it into shape, find out what it is as a stage thing and working with Mark to create something that is complete and organic."
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 03, 2018, 07:57:19 pm
The theatre of London where Local Hero The Musical will be represented is not in the West End but next to Waterloo Train Station...

Very curious... It's like it is an independent thing not looking for the lights of the West End musicals...

The Old Vic is one of the most renowned theatres in the UK.  All the best actors have "treated the boards" there.

Also, the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh has a good history as it was the first theatre in the UK to be lit by electricity from time of building.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 03, 2018, 08:11:13 pm
mschaap thanks for this information :)
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Post by: Justme on February 03, 2018, 08:17:30 pm
interesting news, personally I am not a fan of musicals, but i think it is admirable that Mark took this challenge. Really curious about the result and I hope the music will be separately available and the lyrics to be sung by Mark. "

This.

 :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Guitarman1972 on February 03, 2018, 09:51:02 pm
Keep in mind that for example War Of The Worlds is a musical, which is imho an amazing album. We might be pleasantly suprised! Who knows.. :-)

The big question though is if Mark did also vocals for the soundtrack of the musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 03, 2018, 10:05:25 pm
Several Scottish famous artists have to perform.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 03, 2018, 10:52:51 pm
Several Scottish famous artists have to perform.

Who?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on February 03, 2018, 11:35:40 pm
Forgive my lack of knowledge on musicals but aren’t the actors the ones in charge of singing?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on February 04, 2018, 12:03:34 am
Forgive my lack of knowledge on musicals but aren’t the actors the ones in charge of singing?

Yes, that is normal.. In the past I believe Sting also did a musical score, also Paul Simon. Anybody have info on that, I mean were they also singing?? My point, is this new local hero stuff from Mark instrumental or not?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 03:34:39 am
"Who?

we do not know that yet
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 04:34:40 am
Brian Ferguson /The Scotsman/
"Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler reunite for new Local Hero musical" ---- the whole article

The popular Scottish film Local Hero is to be turned into a stage musical which will reunite its director Bill Forsyth and soundtrack composer Mark Knopfler after more than 35 years.

The pair are joining forces with playwright David Greig to create a production which will premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh next year.
Glasgow-born Knopfler, former guitarist and song-writer with the rock band Dire Straits, has written a wealth of new music and songs for the stage show, which will also feature favourites from the original soundtrack

The Lyceum is joining forces with the Old Vic in London, where Local Hero will transfer after an extended run in Edinburgh in the spring of 2019, to create what is billed as a “re-envisioning” of the 1983 film. It is hoped the musical, which is set to cast a new light between Scotland and America, is will also be staged in the US.

In Forsyth’s original film, Burt Lancaster played the American oil tycoon who sent one of his executives to a remote corner of Scotland to seal a deal to buy an entire village and its beach for a new refinery - with unintended consequences for the company. Peter Capaldi appeared in his first screen role, alongside Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Jenny Seagrove, Peter Riegert and Alex Norton.

The production, which is described by Greig as “a dream come true,” is the result of several years of discussion between the key players.

Forsyth, director of That Sinking Feeling, Gregory’s Girl and Comfort and Joy, insisted he would only participate if Knopfler was also involved.

Speaking exclusively to The Scotsman, Greig said: “Local Hero is going to be a brand new home-grown production of Bill Forsyth’s story, with new songs and a new score by Mark Knopfler.

“Some of the classic instrumental themes will be there - it would be insane not to include them - but he has written a whole bunch of new material, which is absolutely fantastic.

“Bill and I are working on the script for about a year, trying to get it into shape, find out what it is as a stage thing and working with Mark to create something that is complete and organic.

“I really want everybody who loves the film to come to it, and recognise what they love about the film in it. But a lot of people won’t have seen it. I want them to come and find this new story and immediately connect to it. It needs to work on its own terms. We all want to create something new that belongs on the stage.

“The story will essentially be the same. Local Hero is a very simple tale. It’s almost a fairytale, about an oil baron who wants to buy a beach and all the outcomes of that.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2018, 09:56:41 am
"Who?

we do not know that yet

Robson, where are you from? Just for curiosity.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2018, 10:03:07 am
We already discussed this for a while in the MK back to the studio thread, but yes, it's very likely that MK has zero involvement in the representation of the play.

In a musical, it's the actors who sing the songs, and there are musicians playing all nights. I don't foresee MK and his band doing it every night, not even for the premiere. Actually I think that MK just attend the premiere in the audience next to Bill Forsyth.

Sting joined the cast of his musical because it was not selling as they expected, and also Sting has some experience acting. Sting just did it for a while.

However, I totally see MK playing the Russian character of the film, LOL
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: mschaap on February 04, 2018, 10:24:13 am
Agree with you that MK and band probably won't be performing live at this play, at least I hope they're not. But it could very well be that MK wrote music and songs and recorded those himself with his band to hand over the result of that to the director of the musical to work with with the live band and actors. In that case those recordings could be released just as a regular soundtrack album as a studio version of the orginal material which is also represented live in some other way by the actors and musicians performing the play.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2018, 10:34:31 am
Going back to Sting and his musical, there were two releases of The Last Ship, one with songs played by Sting and his musicians, and other with the songs played by the actors and the play musicians.

If I understood Guy correctly, they recorded all the songs in the studio and Guy produced it. I guess MK sung the songs and after the actors will do their version from MK recorded songs. I hope the MK version got released, and not only the play one.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 01:36:23 pm

"Robson, where are you from? Just for curiosity"

I know, I make mistakes in spelling. Sorry for my English
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Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2018, 03:27:05 pm

"Robson, where are you from? Just for curiosity"

I know, I make mistakes in spelling. Sorry for my English

No need to apologize, I'm Spanish and I also do mistakes, a lot!. It's just curiosity :)
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Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 03:32:27 pm
I'm from Poland :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ds1984 on February 04, 2018, 04:17:21 pm
Regarding the new stuff, not sure that Mark sang anything.
He already did not in 1982.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 04:25:32 pm
The theme of The Way It Always Starts could be sung by MK
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Post by: quizzaciously on February 04, 2018, 04:32:03 pm
The theme of The Way It Always Starts could be sung by MK

No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 04, 2018, 04:34:58 pm
Regarding the new stuff, not sure that Mark sang anything.
He already did not in 1982.

It's a musical. The songs are composed to be sung. If MK had recorded the songs in his studio, he would had sung them. Or he had someone else to sung them.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 04:45:27 pm

"No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer"

Why? I do not understand. The Way It Always Starts did not enter the album Love Over Gold. Mark wrote it because I thought about him
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 04, 2018, 05:25:49 pm

"No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer"

Why? I do not understand. The Way It Always Starts did not enter the album Love Over Gold. Mark wrote it because I thought about him

But "Private Dancer" also din't make it to the final cut. And it also is terribly hard to sing as well as "The Way It Always Starts". A great song, BTW...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ds1984 on February 04, 2018, 05:27:44 pm

"No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer"

Why? I do not understand. The Way It Always Starts did not enter the album Love Over Gold. Mark wrote it because I thought about him

Because Gerry Rafferty did the main job.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ds1984 on February 04, 2018, 05:29:30 pm
Regarding the new stuff, not sure that Mark sang anything.
He already did not in 1982.

It's a musical. The songs are composed to be sung. If MK had recorded the songs in his studio, he would had sung them. Or he had someone else to sung them.

Mark wrote the songs but they are meant to be performed by others.
That would not be the first time it happens that way.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 05:51:17 pm
We do not know that officially yet. I hope Mark will perform his songs too

 I mentioned The Way It Always starts because it's on the album Local Hero but I do not believe it myself. Mark is not looking back and it is supposed to be a new material using some ideas of 1983.
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Post by: Guitarman1972 on February 04, 2018, 10:27:14 pm
Didn't Guy mention something in the past about famous musicians taking part in the secret project?

Personally, I think Mark produced the whole muscial in his own studio with professional musicians/vocalist and himself singing the songs. Maybe even guy did some singing.

After that it gets handed over to the production team and actors of the musical. Or can every musical player read notes from paper? Is that a requirement? And would the actors be called in to sing their lines in the studio?
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Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 10:49:16 pm
"Didn't Guy mention something in the past about famous musicians taking part in the secret project?

Personally, I think Mark produced the whole muscial in his own studio with professional musicians/vocalist and himself singing the songs. Maybe even guy did some singing"

I think the same. The mysterious project remains a mysterious project  :D
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Post by: Robson on February 04, 2018, 10:50:19 pm
"Didn't Guy mention something in the past about famous musicians taking part in the secret project?

Yes.  Exactly.
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Post by: JF on February 04, 2018, 11:08:39 pm
if Mark composed some music in the typical film-score-music style (like the last exit to Brooklyn, Princess Bride, keyboards-sax-celtic tunes on Local Hero, etc...), of course it can be well performed by other musicians.
But if he composed some guitar-oriented tunes, don't you think it would be weird if it would be played by another guitarist than himself ?
Or does it mean that in this case, the music would be aired on stage as a playback, while actors/singers would sing live along ?
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Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 08:21:28 am
"Didn't Guy mention something in the past about famous musicians taking part in the secret project?

Yes.  Exactly.

No. Guy didn't said famous musicians, he said that the names are familiar to us or something similar, which could mean they are his usual band.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on February 05, 2018, 08:58:28 am
I’m incredibly exited for this project! Local Hero is one of Mark’s finest work and I can’t wait to hear what he came up with 35 years of experience later. I hope all new recorded material gets released.

The theme of The Way It Always Starts could be sung by MK

No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer.

Because of the news I relistened the original soundtrack yesterday, he could have sung this song himself, the melody is typical LOG/BIA area MK.
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Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 10:19:15 am
if Mark composed some music in the typical film-score-music style (like the last exit to Brooklyn, Princess Bride, keyboards-sax-celtic tunes on Local Hero, etc...), of course it can be well performed by other musicians.
But if he composed some guitar-oriented tunes, don't you think it would be weird if it would be played by another guitarist than himself ?
Or does it mean that in this case, the music would be aired on stage as a playback, while actors/singers would sing live along ?

Tribute bands had proved that any guitar player could play MK guitar parts and do it very similar with practice.

However, MK guitar creations nowadays are not as challenging as in the old times ;)
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Post by: Robson on February 05, 2018, 10:48:54 am
"Because of the news I relistened the original soundtrack yesterday, he could have sung this song himself, the melody is typical LOG/BIA area MK"

Yes of course. And in one of the links about the musical there was information about Scottish artists. I think it's about singers.
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Post by: JF on February 05, 2018, 11:26:29 am
if Mark composed some music in the typical film-score-music style (like the last exit to Brooklyn, Princess Bride, keyboards-sax-celtic tunes on Local Hero, etc...), of course it can be well performed by other musicians.
But if he composed some guitar-oriented tunes, don't you think it would be weird if it would be played by another guitarist than himself ?
Or does it mean that in this case, the music would be aired on stage as a playback, while actors/singers would sing live along ?

Tribute bands had proved that any guitar player could play MK guitar parts and do it very similar with practice.

However, MK guitar creations nowadays are not as challenging as in the old times ;)

yes right, but tribute bands is another thing than an official musical composed by the man. I would find it very strange that new guitar stuff by mister Mark Knopfler would be played by another guitarist.
I don't say that it isn't technically possible, of course it is, but it's more about public image...it would be very weird imho
imagine, you go to a musical/play (which is a sort of concert) to hear new MK music played by another guitarist....it's not like when you're going to see a tribute band, it's totally different imho
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Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 12:39:39 pm
if Mark composed some music in the typical film-score-music style (like the last exit to Brooklyn, Princess Bride, keyboards-sax-celtic tunes on Local Hero, etc...), of course it can be well performed by other musicians.
But if he composed some guitar-oriented tunes, don't you think it would be weird if it would be played by another guitarist than himself ?
Or does it mean that in this case, the music would be aired on stage as a playback, while actors/singers would sing live along ?

Tribute bands had proved that any guitar player could play MK guitar parts and do it very similar with practice.

However, MK guitar creations nowadays are not as challenging as in the old times ;)

yes right, but tribute bands is another thing than an official musical composed by the man. I would find it very strange that new guitar stuff by mister Mark Knopfler would be played by another guitarist.
I don't say that it isn't technically possible, of course it is, but it's more about public image...it would be very weird imho
imagine, you go to a musical/play (which is a sort of concert) to hear new MK music played by another guitarist....it's not like when you're going to see a tribute band, it's totally different imho

I bet that the new music doesn't present that problem, as it composed to ilustrate scenes in a theater stage, not in a rock concert... Whatever MK had composed with his guitar could be played by whatever guitarist during the representation, however I also bet that the new music has more pipes, fiddles and keyboards than guitar as main instruments...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 01:03:33 pm
"Didn't Guy mention something in the past about famous musicians taking part in the secret project?

Yes.  Exactly.

No. Guy didn't said famous musicians, he said that the names are familiar to us or something similar, which could mean they are his usual band.

I find the exact quote of what Guy said:

Guy: I CAN tell you that there are many musicians involved in this project, most of them are very familiar to us all
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 05, 2018, 01:17:48 pm
Why guitar, anyway? If it's going to be performed by an orchestra, I would love to hear ANY of Mark's song performed that way.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 05, 2018, 02:05:58 pm
Guy: I CAN tell you that there are many musicians involved in this project, most of them are very familiar to us all"

Exactly. And how to understand it? It's definitely not about musicians from the MK band
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 03:20:17 pm
Guy: I CAN tell you that there are many musicians involved in this project, most of them are very familiar to us all"

Exactly. And how to understand it? It's definitely not about musicians from the MK band

Why not? All from mk band are familiar to us all...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 05, 2018, 03:34:50 pm
I think Guy meant the famous vocalists.
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Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 03:44:34 pm
I think Guy meant the famous vocalists.

He said musicians
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Post by: Robson on February 05, 2018, 04:07:34 pm
I know, but that does not exclude singers  ;)
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Post by: ingridswing on February 05, 2018, 04:43:57 pm
Pretty sure the whole band is involved. Of course including the folkies
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Post by: Vesper on February 05, 2018, 04:58:01 pm
Do we still have that tracklist?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 05:12:13 pm
Do we still have that tracklist?

Yes, if I recall well, it's in this same thread, can't remember which page...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 05, 2018, 05:13:04 pm
Pretty sure the whole band is involved. Of course including the folkies

I'd say specially the folkies :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on February 05, 2018, 09:44:23 pm
I think Guy meant the famous vocalists.

He said musicians

So no drummers then... ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jabbathehut on February 06, 2018, 03:17:50 pm
I don't know how musicals work but i would assume mark and band will play all the songs which will then be used as a guide for the actors/muscians that are actually in the production.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: mkdsone on February 06, 2018, 11:51:41 pm
Do we still have that tracklist?

Yes, if I recall well, it's in this same thread, can't remember which page...

Page 55....but also deleted there   :(
Any other source still available ?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 07, 2018, 12:01:40 am
I'm pretty sure I have a screenshot of this somewhere deep on my laptop, but I will need a lot of time to reveal it. I always screenshot stuff.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 07, 2018, 12:08:46 am
I have copies :)
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Post by: straitsway75 on February 07, 2018, 08:45:14 am
I have copies :)
Please one for me ;D
bye
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Post by: superval99 on February 07, 2018, 09:44:06 am

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on February 07, 2018, 09:49:32 am

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY

Maybe these are the titles of the LH soundtrack, not the solo record?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on February 07, 2018, 09:51:12 am

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY

Maybe these are the titles of the LH soundtrack, not the solo record?
These are related to Local Hero yes
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 07, 2018, 10:37:53 am
I hope you will see the theme of Local Hero: Wild Theme, Going Home (Theme From Local Hero) :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 07, 2018, 11:10:50 am
I hope you will see the theme of Local Hero: Wild Theme, Going Home (Theme From Local Hero) :)

The articles that talk about the musical says they are going to use algo the instrumentals from the film.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 07, 2018, 11:40:57 am
Yes, I remember :) Only Rocks And Water sounds familiar :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on February 07, 2018, 11:43:26 am
Wrong topic, i will move some posts soon to the local hero topic
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 07, 2018, 11:53:11 am
Wrong topic, i will move some posts soon to the local hero topic

You will have to dig deep as there are many posts about it when it was secret but we already knew about it  LOL
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 07, 2018, 12:21:33 pm
Guy Fletcher plays along with MK from the album Cal, but in a sense, Local Hero also becomes his share. I am happy to :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: straitsway75 on February 07, 2018, 01:19:00 pm

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY

:thumbsup
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 08, 2018, 10:37:53 am
One of the singers for the musical or the recording for the musical...

 Karen matheson, of Capercaillie
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 08, 2018, 10:55:52 am
I also found this:
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 08, 2018, 10:57:32 am
OMG I'm so excited.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 08, 2018, 12:13:40 pm
If you want to see the Lyceum I managed to drop by during one of the open days they have across Scotland where various buildings not usually open to the public open their doors.  They were performing Alice In Wonderland at the time, hence some of the props.  It is an important Festival venue too and last time I was there was during the Festival last August when I saw the play Rhinoceros.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=52141631%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=lyceum&view_all=1

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 08, 2018, 01:43:28 pm
Time to listen to Karen Matheson :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 08, 2018, 02:00:15 pm
Time to listen to Karen Matheson :)

She sounds like Scottish version of Emmylou Harris lol :lol

If you want to see the Lyceum I managed to drop by during one of the open days they have across Scotland where various buildings not usually open to the public open their doors.  They were performing Alice In Wonderland at the time, hence some of the props.  It is an important Festival venue too and last time I was there was during the Festival last August when I saw the play Rhinoceros.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=52141631%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=lyceum&view_all=1

Thanks!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 08, 2018, 02:14:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 08, 2018, 02:22:18 pm
If you want to see the Lyceum I managed to drop by during one of the open days they have across Scotland where various buildings not usually open to the public open their doors.  They were performing Alice In Wonderland at the time, hence some of the props.  It is an important Festival venue too and last time I was there was during the Festival last August when I saw the play Rhinoceros.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=52141631%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=lyceum&view_all=1

Looks like a small place, I hope there are many dates for the play, I guess that getting tickets for the premiere is going to be very very difficult...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 08, 2018, 02:39:10 pm
If you want to see the Lyceum I managed to drop by during one of the open days they have across Scotland where various buildings not usually open to the public open their doors.  They were performing Alice In Wonderland at the time, hence some of the props.  It is an important Festival venue too and last time I was there was during the Festival last August when I saw the play Rhinoceros.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=52141631%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=lyceum&view_all=1

Looks like a small place, I hope there are many dates for the play, I guess that getting tickets for the premiere is going to be very very difficult...

Yep.  Doesn't really feel that small when you're inside but it seats only 658.  I'd say it feels more spacious than the Playhouse which seats around 3000!  As of yet we don't know how long it will run for at the Lyceum.  Plays and musicals can go on runs of a few weeks there.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 08, 2018, 03:48:58 pm
If you want to see the Lyceum I managed to drop by during one of the open days they have across Scotland where various buildings not usually open to the public open their doors.  They were performing Alice In Wonderland at the time, hence some of the props.  It is an important Festival venue too and last time I was there was during the Festival last August when I saw the play Rhinoceros.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=52141631%40N08&sort=date-taken-desc&text=lyceum&view_all=1

Looks like a small place, I hope there are many dates for the play, I guess that getting tickets for the premiere is going to be very very difficult...

Yep.  Doesn't really feel that small when you're inside but it seats only 658.  I'd say it feels more spacious than the Playhouse which seats around 3000!  As of yet we don't know how long it will run for at the Lyceum.  Plays and musicals can go on runs of a few weeks there.

That's what I understood, that the play will be in Edinburgh for a short period and then move to London...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 08, 2018, 04:04:27 pm
"She sounds like Scottish version of Emmylou Harris"

It reminds me a little of Karin Carpenter's voice.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Justme on February 08, 2018, 06:57:38 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on February 09, 2018, 04:36:46 pm
So pleased to hear that Karen Matheson is going to be singing in the musical.  I have seen her many times as part of Capercaillie and I'm sure she will be perfect for the musical.  She has a beautiful voice.   :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on February 09, 2018, 05:12:00 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
And is that the amazing Jerry Douglas I spot there?

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on February 09, 2018, 05:17:03 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
And is that the amazing Jerry Douglas I spot there?

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Yes, it is.  I saw him last night in Gateshead with Transatlantic Sessions.    It was a wonderful show and Mike and John were in the band, as usual too.    :)   Have you ever seen Jerry playing in person, Pottel?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on February 09, 2018, 05:22:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
And is that the amazing Jerry Douglas I spot there?

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Yes, it is.  I saw him last night in Gateshead with Transatlantic Sessions.    It was a wonderful show and Mike and John were in the band, as usual too.    :)   Have you ever seen Jerry playing in person, Pottel?
No, bit i will never forget him playing hey Joe with tim O'Brien, most haunting piece of slide I've ever heard
https://youtu.be/BZ-5fLedjpo
Or in:
https://youtu.be/62db5rMc2ns

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on February 09, 2018, 05:29:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
And is that the amazing Jerry Douglas I spot there?

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Yes, it is.  I saw him last night in Gateshead with Transatlantic Sessions.    It was a wonderful show and Mike and John were in the band, as usual too.    :)   Have you ever seen Jerry playing in person, Pottel?
No, bit i will never forget him playing hey Joe with tim O'Brien, most haunting piece of slide I've ever heard
https://youtu.be/BZ-5fLedjpo
Or in:
https://youtu.be/62db5rMc2ns

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Then again, there is this, jesus, so many amazing players, so many unknown
https://youtu.be/FMcjPZgK9GM

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 09, 2018, 05:33:21 pm
Jerry Douglas is part of Union Station, the band that usually plays with Alison Krauss

https://youtu.be/To1_nOjlLBQ
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on February 10, 2018, 12:19:38 am
Didn't MK and Jerry Douglas both play on the Bap Kennedy album?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 10, 2018, 08:34:15 am
Didn't MK and Jerry Douglas both play on the Bap Kennedy album?

Yes
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 10, 2018, 05:40:55 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a6V6FhYyjw

Now this is folk music I'll NEVER will be tired with! Played with Phil Cunningham by the way.

+1
And is that the amazing Jerry Douglas I spot there?

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And the amazing Aly Bain, long-time collaborator with Phil Cunningham.  Phil and Aly have been touring constantly for about a hundred years and always put on a great show.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 10, 2018, 06:11:17 pm
Where did the glasses divide MK ? :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on February 11, 2018, 08:03:58 pm
Guy on his forum today:.. there is still work to be done re. the Local Hero musical.
---
Nothing on the new MK album but more time in the studio the next few months i quess  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 13, 2018, 12:17:16 pm
This time Mark has more work. Despite age, it does not slow down. I have a lot of respect for him and I am happy that so many new music are ahead of us. Yesterday I watched Local Hero and after years I know that only Mark could compose music for this film.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jabbathehut on February 13, 2018, 02:54:42 pm
i wonder how he will cope with other playing his music in not quite the perfect way that he does.For someone so hands on making a musical is quite a departure.
Can't see how he will be on tour in spring 2019 when the musical opens.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 13, 2018, 05:02:24 pm
i wonder how he will cope with other playing his music in not quite the perfect way that he does.For someone so hands on making a musical is quite a departure.
Can't see how he will be on tour in spring 2019 when the musical opens.

Why not? Mk won't play at the musical, he probably just will attend the premiere in the audience. It doesn't interfere with his touring.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 13, 2018, 05:51:01 pm
Or maybe someone will ask Guy Fletcher if the album Local Hero Musical will be released
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on February 13, 2018, 09:25:26 pm
Or maybe someone will ask Guy Fletcher if the album Local Hero Musical will be released

It certainly will, because why he records it in the studio anyway? And this of course is a record I want to hear desperately.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 13, 2018, 09:39:53 pm
Right. I'm losing my head. Too many questions, not enough answers  :o
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 14, 2018, 12:21:21 pm
Right. I'm losing my head. Too many questions, not enough answers  :o

Nothing new there then!  :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: binone on February 21, 2018, 11:40:54 am
According to Guy, THERE will be an official album of the musical.

 :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 21, 2018, 11:48:27 am
GF: "I can guarantee it will certainly not be a theatrical style cast album, for sure"

Wonderfully  :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 22, 2018, 02:26:30 pm
(https://cdn.oldvictheatre.com/uploads/2018/02/featuredimage_2460x1628-Only-Fools-1024x678.jpg)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 22, 2018, 02:59:05 pm
Now we are waiting for the cover of the album :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 10, 2018, 04:44:40 pm
GF:

"we did reference some of the original recordings, purely for individual sounds. 95% of the music in the musical is brand new and fabulous"
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: PensaGhost on March 10, 2018, 05:55:24 pm
GF:

"we did reference some of the original recordings, purely for individual sounds. 95% of the music in the musical is brand new and fabulous"

Pretty interesting, if true
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 10, 2018, 06:02:18 pm
Guy is our first source of information.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: PensaGhost on March 10, 2018, 06:19:33 pm
Guy is our first source of information.

he is not reliable, his concept of 95% maybe closer to our concept of 30% or 5%
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 10, 2018, 06:26:08 pm
I think there is no reason to say untruth.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 10, 2018, 06:40:06 pm
I don't know why but I can't stop laughing really loud!!!!!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 10, 2018, 06:41:19 pm
Fully agree with the ghost, Guy is not that reliable as informant...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 10, 2018, 10:04:43 pm
Fully agree with the ghost, Guy is not that reliable as informant...

I don't know; he says the new musical is the best Knopfler musical EVER and I have no reason to doubt him.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 10, 2018, 10:07:34 pm
Fully agree with the ghost, Guy is not that reliable as informant...

I don't know; he says the new musical is the best Knopfler musical EVER and I have no reason to doubt him.

 ;D ;D ;D :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: primi on March 10, 2018, 10:26:45 pm
Fully agree with the ghost, Guy is not that reliable as informant...

I don't know; he says the new musical is the best Knopfler musical EVER and I have no reason to doubt him.

Remind me again please, how many musicals did Mark do?  ::)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 10, 2018, 10:57:37 pm
Fully agree with the ghost, Guy is not that reliable as informant...

I don't know; he says the new musical is the best Knopfler musical EVER and I have no reason to doubt him.

Remind me again please, how many musicals did Mark do?  ::)

That's the joke.  :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: primi on March 11, 2018, 10:33:00 am
I know  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 11, 2018, 07:07:35 pm
I know  ;D

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on March 12, 2018, 08:14:17 am
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: olazabalrok on March 12, 2018, 09:28:49 am
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE

The first two DS albums were more or less the same.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 12, 2018, 12:56:52 pm
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE

It's a musical... a musical about a film he already did a score... where most of the song lyrics are monologues or conversations between the actors...

It's going to be new and old, rare and fantastic at the same time!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ds1984 on March 13, 2018, 09:08:27 pm
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE

The first two DS albums were more or less the same.

And Mark learned from that mistake.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 13, 2018, 10:06:11 pm
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE

The first two DS albums were more or less the same.

And Mark learned from that mistake.

Did he?  Since The Folkies came on board all the albums have been the same!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on March 13, 2018, 10:30:13 pm
I expect it to be as "fabulous" as the Altamira soundtrack. It will sound as recycled as many of the Tracker songs do. Nothing new really.

In a certain way it is absolutely consequent of him to start recycling complete albums now.

LE

The first two DS albums were more or less the same.

And Mark learned from that mistake.

Did he?  Since The Folkies came on board all the albums have been the same!
and you feel alright when you hear that folkies sing. as ever.
 ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rail King on March 14, 2018, 10:05:53 am
Rubbish. What do you mean, «all the same»? The fact that they sound as if they'd been written by the same man, and played by the same musicians? That's rather natural, isn't it.

Or did anyone ever complain that all of Van Gogh's paintings looked «the same»?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 14, 2018, 10:21:26 am
Rubbish. What do you mean, «all the same»? The fact that they sound as if they'd been written by the same man, and played by the same musicians? That's rather natural, isn't it.

Or did anyone ever complain that all of Van Gogh's paintings looked «the same»?

You could say the same about any of the classical composers for instance.   Mozart is easily recognisable, in fact he used the same "tune" for both the flute concerto and the flute & harp concerto.   The same applies to Beethoven, Rachmaninov, etc, etc.......and MK too, mainly because his guitar and voice creates a unique sound!   ;)

In fact, in the 70's there was a panel show on TV called "Face the Music" and in one of the sections the presenter played some music "in the style of" classical composers, which the panel had to try to identify.    :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Neville Sherman on March 16, 2018, 05:45:29 am
The man mentions something about 'watching different singers' during the recent recordings. Sounds like it is not just MK at the microphone then! ::) Nearly half way into March and still nothing definite in terms of new material info! I know, I know, patience is a virtue!!  :smack
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 16, 2018, 08:33:39 am
The man mentions something about 'watching different singers' during the recent recordings. Sounds like it is not just MK at the microphone then! ::) Nearly half way into March and still nothing definite in terms of new material info! I know, I know, patience is a virtue!!  :smack

Of course not... in a musical are the actors who sings the songs that are in fact the conversations between them, and all the songs composed by MK had to be checked with the actors, that are also singers, or actors than can sing, to check if the lyrics and music wrote by MK works well or should be changed towork better in the context of the play.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 16, 2018, 10:47:21 am
This will be a big project though
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on March 16, 2018, 12:37:36 pm
I try to get excited about this musical thing but I can't. Am I growing bitter?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 16, 2018, 12:40:17 pm
I try to get excited about this musical thing but I can't. Am I growing bitter?

Maybe is because it's about Local hero which is a film I like... but I'm... I don't know if excited about it or just curious about it, maybe a mix of both...

If it was a musical about something different, I'm sure i'll be at least curious, althought musicals are not really my thing, except for some exceptions like West Side Story...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 16, 2018, 12:48:23 pm
I try to get excited about this musical thing but I can't. Am I growing bitter?

I do not know you but your words are  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 16, 2018, 08:45:14 pm
cenzo:

Just a few quick ones here and a POV, I for one enjoy surprises therefore when information is ready to be shared well that’s when it’s ready to be shared. Although it’s much to early to tell but does anyone on the project anticipate a NY run? Finally and I’m not certain how this works but will the band play the “actual” music in the theater during the performance? At least for the first few opening nights? Reason why I ask is many years ago I saw TOMMY in NY and noticed a combination of live and non live music from the pit all of which added to a great musical performance. BTW: Many years ago a prickly case of sciatica was present during a tour, so in hindsight, Don’t Break A Leg…..

GF:

Oh yes, the band will most certainly be playing live. it's very much a live show.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 19, 2018, 12:44:39 pm
cenzo:

Just a few quick ones here and a POV, I for one enjoy surprises therefore when information is ready to be shared well that’s when it’s ready to be shared. Although it’s much to early to tell but does anyone on the project anticipate a NY run? Finally and I’m not certain how this works but will the band play the “actual” music in the theater during the performance? At least for the first few opening nights? Reason why I ask is many years ago I saw TOMMY in NY and noticed a combination of live and non live music from the pit all of which added to a great musical performance. BTW: Many years ago a prickly case of sciatica was present during a tour, so in hindsight, Don’t Break A Leg…..

GF:

Oh yes, the band will most certainly be playing live. it's very much a live show.

This sounds as though they will be playing live at every performance, so depending on how long this musical will run in Edinburgh and London, I wonder if there will be a tour of the new album also sometime next year?    :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 19, 2018, 12:53:30 pm
cenzo:

Just a few quick ones here and a POV, I for one enjoy surprises therefore when information is ready to be shared well that’s when it’s ready to be shared. Although it’s much to early to tell but does anyone on the project anticipate a NY run? Finally and I’m not certain how this works but will the band play the “actual” music in the theater during the performance? At least for the first few opening nights? Reason why I ask is many years ago I saw TOMMY in NY and noticed a combination of live and non live music from the pit all of which added to a great musical performance. BTW: Many years ago a prickly case of sciatica was present during a tour, so in hindsight, Don’t Break A Leg…..

GF:

Oh yes, the band will most certainly be playing live. it's very much a live show.

This sounds as though they will be playing live at every performance, so depending on how long this musical will run in Edinburgh and London, I wonder if there will be a tour of the new album also sometime next year?    :think

When Guy said "the band" he doesn't necessarily mean The Dullards - he probably means the band that will form to perform the musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 19, 2018, 12:56:06 pm
cenzo:

Just a few quick ones here and a POV, I for one enjoy surprises therefore when information is ready to be shared well that’s when it’s ready to be shared. Although it’s much to early to tell but does anyone on the project anticipate a NY run? Finally and I’m not certain how this works but will the band play the “actual” music in the theater during the performance? At least for the first few opening nights? Reason why I ask is many years ago I saw TOMMY in NY and noticed a combination of live and non live music from the pit all of which added to a great musical performance. BTW: Many years ago a prickly case of sciatica was present during a tour, so in hindsight, Don’t Break A Leg…..

GF:

Oh yes, the band will most certainly be playing live. it's very much a live show.

This sounds as though they will be playing live at every performance, so depending on how long this musical will run in Edinburgh and London, I wonder if there will be a tour of the new album also sometime next year?    :think

When guy said "the band" he doesn't necessarily mean The Dullards - he probably means the band that will form to perform the musical.

Yes, maybe.  We will know eventually I suppose, but that seems the most likely scenario.   :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 19, 2018, 12:58:15 pm
Good question. I'm wondering too.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 19, 2018, 01:08:20 pm
In a musical they are ACTORS and MUSICIANS playing.

Both are going to be exclusively hired for the musical and it won't be MK neither his band, that would be very expensive for the musical.

Also the musical will be represented in Edinburgh and London for a while and having MK and his band wouldn't be affordable
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: qjamesfloyd on March 19, 2018, 02:34:47 pm
It won't be Mark's band. Why on earth would he want to be sat in an orchestra pit night after night? I think the word band was meant to mean whoever the professional musicians are that are hired for the run of the show, not Mark or his band.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on March 21, 2018, 06:09:35 pm
Certainly not Mark's band. He meant there will be a house band performing live in every presentation rather than playback.

I'm not a fan of musicals nor know much about the process but my understanding is that Mark recorded the music and the actors the vocals. In the musical presentation the house band will replicate the original recording live and the actors will sing over it live as well.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on April 18, 2018, 09:25:18 pm
Just recieved this by mail, from markknopfler.com. There is a signup button for a pre sale code.

A new stage musical production of the classic film, Local Hero with brand new music and lyrics from Mark will play at The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 23 March - 20 April 2019 and then at the Old Vic in London from 13 Jun – 31 Aug 2019.

Both theatres are offering Mark’s fans a chance to book tickets 24 hours before public booking opens. So, you will be able to buy tickets for The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh on 30 April at 10 am and The Old Vic, London from 25 June 2018 at 10 am.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 18, 2018, 09:44:05 pm
Just read the e-mail after arriving home.  Nice news that there are a good number of dates, although trying to get the premier is still a must!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: peterromer on April 19, 2018, 08:55:20 am
I cant go there anyway, but I thought more of the line "with brand new music and lyrics from Mark". (lines from the MK email)
Should that be interpreted as the band that are hired are going to play some brand new MK music. Thats very interesting.
OR  the band hired are playing the well known LH music and that is considered as "brand new".
What do you think ?
 
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 19, 2018, 09:52:09 am
New songs written by MK for the musical, music and lyrics.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 19, 2018, 10:56:01 am
I'm surprised to see it's a short run, in Edinburgh, and also in London... I thought that at least in London they would try to have it running a smuch as they can...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 19, 2018, 11:24:18 am
Us mortas probably won't get the chance to attend the premiere.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: JF on April 19, 2018, 11:27:11 am
Any chance there will be a DVD release, or at least a broadcast ? (not the premiere of course, but a late show)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jabbathehut on April 19, 2018, 11:46:30 am
If/when  its sucessful they will extend the old vic run.Personally i am not that interested in hearing other people play Mark's music or the local hero story.This is not for me will save my money for the tour .
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 19, 2018, 11:50:14 am
If/when  its sucessful they will extend the old vic run.Personally i am not that interested in hearing other people play Mark's music or the local hero story.This is not for me will save my money for the tour .

It's the only way to see live the songs MK has done for it.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 19, 2018, 11:52:03 am
Us mortas probably won't get the chance to attend the premiere.

Yes, I bet it's going to be complicated... I will try it, and if not, I will try any representation on saturdays, and probably another in London from the last ones, just in case there has been any change, new songs etc, sometimes happens that when a play is been represented, they find out something doesn't works and needs changes.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 19, 2018, 12:07:58 pm
Sorry, meant mortals. :)

Quite often with shows they do advance "previews" before the official premiere...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on April 19, 2018, 07:53:50 pm
Us mortas probably won't get the chance to attend the premiere.

Will check the "preorder" email from MK.com and if there'll be no tickets whatsoever, then yes, we mortals can't visit that :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 20, 2018, 11:33:08 am
Q: Hello, Guy. For the musical dates next year: Will you, Mark and the band be a part of the live performances, or will the music be performed by someone else?
A: It's too early for me to comment on this.


I always thought that the answer to such a question would be no, but it looks like Guy leaves an open door to a bigger involvement during the perfomances...

Maybe MK tour would be scheduled in a way they can play during the musical perfomances and then their own tour?

 :hmm
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 20, 2018, 01:01:15 pm
I imagine they will perform at the premiere as part of the publicity, joining in on Going Home or something.

Brian May does similar stuff for We Will Rock You.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ingridswing on April 20, 2018, 01:04:06 pm
I think you are right Dusty, I only expect they will play on the premiere (a part of it probably)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 27, 2018, 10:41:49 am
Any of you received further information about the presale of Edinburgh next Monday?

It is supposed they will send you a code, and I hope information about ticket conditions, if you can resell them if in almost a year time you can't go etc
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 27, 2018, 12:09:07 pm
Any of you received further information about the presale of Edinburgh next Monday?

It is supposed they will send you a code, and I hope information about ticket conditions, if you can resell them if in almost a year time you can't go etc

Nothing yet.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 27, 2018, 01:10:27 pm
Also still waiting!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 28, 2018, 11:03:47 am
Take a look to the theatre site, dates and prices.

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/wendy-peter#modal
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 28, 2018, 11:33:22 am
I wonder why April 16th is sold out already?    :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 28, 2018, 11:36:35 am
I wonder why April 16th is sold out already?    :think

It would be pre-booked or reserved for any reason... Maybe American express clients, people from Deutsche bank, range rover, Wolswagen etc

LOL
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 28, 2018, 12:26:25 pm
I wonder why April 16th is sold out already?    :think

It would be pre-booked or reserved for any reason... Maybe American express clients, people from Deutsche bank, range rover, Wolswagen etc

LOL

You can be a 'friend' of the Lyceum where you get advance booking of certain performances and discounts etc.  Maybe this is their night.  :think

Certainly an good indication that it's going to be popular, don't you think?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 28, 2018, 12:31:36 pm
Early booking code arrived this morning.  Good suggestion to keep them quiet I think.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 28, 2018, 01:20:50 pm
I guess so.

Bad that the tickets go on sale solo much in advance without any tour announcement. For all of us travellers, it would had been great to combine tour and musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 28, 2018, 02:10:59 pm
I guess so.

Bad that the tickets go on sale solo much in advance without any tour announcement. For all of us travellers, it would had been great to combine tour and musical.

It'd be a real bummer if he played next door at the Usher Hall the following night!  :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 29, 2018, 10:27:39 am
What are people's plans? I'm going to try to get the first night, just in case it's the actual premiere.

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 29, 2018, 10:32:29 am
I have a friend who is a musicals expert and she just told me this:

First nights are never the premiere it’s always at least a few weeks after as they need to see how an audience reacts and usually change stuff but there is a chance that he would be there for the first preview,

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on April 29, 2018, 10:39:23 am
What are people's plans? I'm going to try to get the first night, just in case it's the actual premiere.

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I don't know honestly... Seems like attending the premiere is a really difficult task as you had predicted already.
Right now there's tickets starting from Tuesday 26 March 2019 and nothing nor about 23 of March, nor about previews.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 29, 2018, 10:41:21 am
What are people's plans? I'm going to try to get the first night, just in case it's the actual premiere.

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I'm trying for the 9th, 10th or 11th April, because it gives time to settle down and iron out any problems there may be.  It would be great if a premiere was on any of those dates!   ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 29, 2018, 11:48:27 am
I was going to try for the 23rd (1st night), failing that the 24th.  It would be nice if there were a good few of us together from AMIT though so I might go for the 9th and meet up with Val.  She'll like that! ;)

It can actually be good when they make mistakes in plays from my experience; gives some audience interaction with the actors.  I wouldn't worry about ironing out problems.  In any case the Lyceum is very professional and handle productions all year round.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 29, 2018, 12:08:18 pm
I was going to try for the 23rd (1st night), failing that the 24th.  It would be nice if there were a good few of us together from AMIT though so I might go for the 9th and meet up with Val.  She'll like that! ;)

It can actually be good when they make mistakes in plays from my experience; gives some audience interaction with the actors.  I wouldn't worry about ironing out problems.  In any case the Lyceum is very professional and handle productions all year round.

Yes, I would like meeting you again very much dmg!   :)  I'll try for the 9th April firstly and I'm hoping for a seat at the front of the Grand Circle, if possible.   :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 29, 2018, 12:10:12 pm
I was going to try for the 23rd (1st night), failing that the 24th.  It would be nice if there were a good few of us together from AMIT though so I might go for the 9th and meet up with Val.  She'll like that! ;)

It can actually be good when they make mistakes in plays from my experience; gives some audience interaction with the actors.  I wouldn't worry about ironing out problems.  In any case the Lyceum is very professional and handle productions all year round.

Yes, I would like meeting you again very much dmg!   :)  I'll try for the 9th April firstly and I'm hoping for a seat at the front of the Grand Circle, if possible.   :)

Fingers crossed see you there! :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 29, 2018, 12:11:01 pm
I was going to try for the 23rd (1st night), failing that the 24th.  It would be nice if there were a good few of us together from AMIT though so I might go for the 9th and meet up with Val.  She'll like that! ;)

It can actually be good when they make mistakes in plays from my experience; gives some audience interaction with the actors.  I wouldn't worry about ironing out problems.  In any case the Lyceum is very professional and handle productions all year round.

Yes, I would like meeting you again very much dmg!   :)  I'll try for the 9th April firstly and I'm hoping for a seat at the front of the Grand Circle, if possible.   :)

Fingers crossed see you there! :wave

 :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: tunnel85 on April 29, 2018, 08:52:52 pm
Hi  ;D
So the premiere was announced  for March 23rd and we can buy tickets for the 26th...
I surely missed something.  :hmm

Unless their plan is to put on sale premiere tickets last minute tomorrow -as a strategy -  we're done.

So I'll probably try the first available Saturday  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 30, 2018, 09:01:16 am
I'll try last Saturday which is also the last day in the hope when the tour is announced it might coincide with the start of the tour...

It's just a bet, a blind bet.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 30, 2018, 10:17:37 am
Hi  ;D
So the premiere was announced  for March 23rd and we can buy tickets for the 26th...
I surely missed something.  :hmm

Unless their plan is to put on sale premiere tickets last minute tomorrow -as a strategy -  we're done.

So I'll probably try the first available Saturday  ;)

Yep, unless 23rd appears when they go onsale I'm going for the first Saturday night as well, make a weekend of it. :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 30, 2018, 11:09:46 am
Anybody have success? I'm only seeing upper circle seats?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 30, 2018, 11:11:16 am
Done!   I hoped for 9th April, but it said there was no online booking for that date, so tried 10th April and was successful - Grand Circle Row C, seats 13 and 14  :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on April 30, 2018, 11:12:21 am
I've just booked, but each day seems only to have the worst tickets available - it's inconceivable that all others have sold! It's a choice between Upper Circle or Restricted View Grand Circle. I've gone for Grand Circle, but will try and upgrade at some point when more tickets are available.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 30, 2018, 11:14:29 am
I've just booked, but each day seems only to have the worst tickets available - it's inconceivable that all others have sold! It's a choice between Upper Circle or Restricted View Grand Circle. I've gone for Grand Circle, but will try and upgrade at some point when more tickets are available.

Yeah, it's crap.

They must only release a small amount of priority tickets. Probably better seats available tomorrow.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 30, 2018, 11:16:10 am
Have tickets for the first night (26th March) but we will not now be going having bought tickets for the 10th April instead.
So I have two tickets for the 26th March in the Upper Circle (C23&24) available for just £50 (Full combined price: £64) ...the tickets have been emailed to me already. let me know via pm if interested..
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on April 30, 2018, 11:18:54 am
Bought restricted view for the 30th. Hopefully the view's not too bad.

At least the tickets were only 20 quid, more cash to spend on proper tour tickets. :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: tunnel85 on April 30, 2018, 11:26:42 am
I'll figure out tomorrow.
I'll ask my daughter if wants to join. Anyway, I don't have big expectations for a musical.
Obviously, she wouldn't like MK but that's a wonderful trip to the beautiful Scotland ;-)
I'll tell her she should be relieved, last time in Scotland I had Bob Dylan too.  :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: wakeywakey on April 30, 2018, 11:28:03 am
You can get the top price tickets for later in April.
I managed to get some good ones for the 12th.
Shame about the £49.50 price per ticket!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 30, 2018, 11:36:13 am
Done!   I hoped for 9th April, but it said there was no online booking for that date, so tried 10th April and was successful - Grand Circle Row C, seats 13 and 14  :)

Had some amount of trouble when I entered my code in a couple of minutes before 10:00 just to see what the process was like and when 10:00 came it automatically jumped to the next stage and skipped the part where I entered the code!

Eventually managed to book and got the 10th, Grand Circle, row B, seats 11 and 12.  Be right in front of you Val!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 30, 2018, 11:41:03 am
Done!   I hoped for 9th April, but it said there was no online booking for that date, so tried 10th April and was successful - Grand Circle Row C, seats 13 and 14  :)

Had some amount of trouble when I entered my code in a couple of minutes before 10:00 just to see what the process was like and when 10:00 came it automatically jumped to the next stage and skipped the part where I entered the code!

Eventually managed to book and got the 10th, Grand Circle, row B, seats 11 and 12.  Be right in front of you Val!

Great!    Looking forward to seeing you!     :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Millionaire Blues on April 30, 2018, 11:42:45 am
Booked for Saturday 13th April!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 30, 2018, 01:18:41 pm
Just heard some news from an old friend on FB regarding tickets for the musical.  She says after having trouble booking she phoned up the Lyceum and was informed that the first half of the whole run had been set aside for ’Corporate Sponsors and their friends’.  >:(
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: tunnel85 on April 30, 2018, 02:10:09 pm
I'll try last Saturday which is also the last day in the hope when the tour is announced it might coincide with the start of the tour...

It's just a bet, a blind bet.

I'll be in for this one :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 30, 2018, 03:51:00 pm
Hi  ;D
So the premiere was announced  for March 23rd and we can buy tickets for the 26th...
I surely missed something.  :hmm

Unless their plan is to put on sale premiere tickets last minute tomorrow -as a strategy -  we're done.

So I'll probably try the first available Saturday  ;)

Yep, unless 23rd appears when they go onsale I'm going for the first Saturday night as well, make a weekend of it. :)

It says is just for press...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 30, 2018, 03:53:19 pm
I couldn't buy anything as I'm out on travel (long weekend in Spain) and there was too much fields to complete to order tickets to do it walking with my phone so I'll check again on Wednesday at work, if there is still anything available :(
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 30, 2018, 06:38:53 pm
I can't remember but I think it was the Grand Circle I was in last August in the Lyceum, albeit quite far back.  I took a few photos to pass the time before the show started and thought you might be interested.  The view of the stage was actually much better than it looks on the photos.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 30, 2018, 07:25:58 pm
Got 2 Tickets for the 5th, only upper circle available.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 30, 2018, 07:35:30 pm
Thanks for posting the lovely photo's DMG.  :clap
Am personally looking forward to the show itself and being engulfed in MK music albeit others performing it.....
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on April 30, 2018, 07:50:25 pm
Interesting how they're going to stage the story which is mainly based around landscapes and the beauty of this little village called Pennan. To be honest, after the music, the scenery and the good acting in the film, the main story is probably my 4th favourite element of this at best :hmm
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 30, 2018, 10:36:53 pm
Done!   I hoped for 9th April, but it said there was no online booking for that date, so tried 10th April and was successful - Grand Circle Row C, seats 13 and 14  :)
We've got two tickets in the Grand Circle (C8&9) so we shall now be seeing you both on the 10th April along with DMG too...
(Hope you are both well?)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on May 01, 2018, 08:03:52 am
Done!   I hoped for 9th April, but it said there was no online booking for that date, so tried 10th April and was successful - Grand Circle Row C, seats 13 and 14  :)
We've got two tickets in the Grand Circle (C8&9) so we shall now be seeing you both on the 10th April along with DMG too...
(Hope you are both well?)

Great news, Knopflerfan!    Looking forward to seeing you both again!    :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on May 01, 2018, 04:30:00 pm
And looking forward to seeing you both again...Who knows there may well be a few meet up's in 2019??!!!! :wave
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Why Aye Man on May 02, 2018, 02:55:53 am
Just purchased tickets for the final night in Edinburgh, cannot wait :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on May 02, 2018, 02:39:02 pm
Just purchased tickets for the final night in Edinburgh, cannot wait :)

me too...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on May 03, 2018, 12:15:01 pm
Curious perfomances:


Tuesday 02 April 2019 7:30pm
Post-Show Talk

 Wednesday 03 April 2019 7:30pm
Signed Performance

 Thursday 04 April 2019 7:30pm
Audio Described

 Saturday 06 April 2019 2:00pm
Captioned and Audio Described Performance

The post talk show seems very interesting, the last two, audio described and captioned, I'm very curious about how they do it...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on May 03, 2018, 01:57:51 pm
(https://lyceum.org.uk/media/images/whats_on/highlights/LocalHero-700x70%402x.jpg)

(https://cdn.oldvictheatre.com/uploads/2018/02/featuredimage_2460x1628-Only-Fools-1600x1059.jpg)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 03, 2018, 10:29:36 am
Mk in the studio working in the musical

8.06

https://youtu.be/dFtJWbMjp_I
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on June 03, 2018, 11:12:56 am
Thanks for that, jbaent, but why couldn't they at least spell his name correctly?    Knofler, ouch!   :o
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: ds1984 on June 03, 2018, 04:20:34 pm
Thanks for that, jbaent, but why couldn't they at least spell his name correctly?    Knofler, ouch!   :o

Well it is Mark "Nos fleurs" (at least for the frenchies)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 03, 2018, 04:39:21 pm
Mk in the studio working in the musical

8.06

https://youtu.be/dFtJWbMjp_I

Finally something new. Thanks jbaent:)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on June 03, 2018, 08:39:59 pm
So he obviously came up with seven or eight songs. . Not too bad if you see them as real songs where then maybe some parts of the score are added? Would an instrumental piece of music (like Wild Theme for example)  be called a song?

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 03, 2018, 09:10:49 pm
The list of songs leaked was longer than 7 or 8 songs, and in a musical, instrumental songs are a nonsense.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on June 03, 2018, 09:32:23 pm
Thank you for your decidedly as usual stated mind. We will see.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 04, 2018, 12:37:52 pm
Thank you for your decidedly as usual stated mind. We will see.

LE

Cheers, Wolfy  ;D

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 05, 2018, 11:04:34 am
Looks like the video was deleted and uploaded again to this new URL

https://youtu.be/GjvR1zzcaS8
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on June 05, 2018, 01:45:38 pm
They fixed Mark's name  :clap
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on June 06, 2018, 03:09:10 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/PrincessBride?src=hashtag_click

This guy has something to do with the musical?

It's about Princess Bride, has nothing to do with Local Hero musical?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on June 06, 2018, 03:11:41 pm
I was wrong here, my mistake, sorry  :-X
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on June 06, 2018, 03:14:18 pm
I was wrong here, my mistake, sorry  :-X

 ;D No problem  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 21, 2018, 11:36:49 am
Just a little reminder to all of you interested in watch the musical in London, the presale is next Monday at 10.00 am (British time)

It is supposed they would send a code for the presale, like they did with the Edinburgh one.

In London, the musical be represented at the Old Vic Theatre from 13 Jun – 31 Aug 2019.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 22, 2018, 10:42:49 am
Nerves and free tima are not good friends, LOL

I, like many of you, am waiting for the MK tour dates to check if the tour coindices in any way with the MK tours so I checked a bit some venues:

Glasgow Hydro, free from April 7th 2019 until April 24th, then free again from April 26th until May 30th

London Royal Albert Hall, free from April 16th untl April 19th and from April 21st until May 3rd, then free from May 4th until May 22nd, and from May 25th until May 28th, and again from May 30th until June 23rd

London O2 Arena, free from Aprl 20th until April 29th, from May 1st to May 18th and from May 20th until december!

Underlined what looks the better chances to coincide.

Ok, now, back to work  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on June 22, 2018, 12:11:35 pm
I don't think he'll use the O2 again.  Guy received a lot of negative comments last time and if I recall it was only used because the RAH wasn't available at the time.

Personally I'd like to see a return to the smaller venues like they used in the GH tour back in '96. I'm sure we can all think of some great possibilities in our own areas in that regard. 

I'm also not keen on those impossible to get to venues.  Hundreds of miles from the nearest airport and unable to reach on foot or by public transport. Only expert mountaineers with pick axe need buy a ticket.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 22, 2018, 12:20:24 pm
I don't think he'll use the O2 again.  Guy received a lot of negative comments last time and if I recall it was only used because the RAH wasn't available at the time.

Personally I'd like to see a return to the smaller venues like they used in the GH tour back in '96. I'm sure we can all think of some great possibilities in our own areas in that regard. 

I'm also not keen on those impossible to get to venues.  Hundreds of miles from the nearest airport and unable to reach on foot or by public transport. Only expert mountaineers with pick axe need buy a ticket.

Do you recall who and when said the RAH wasn't available? Just a week after the O2 arena show they played two shows at the RAH...

I always thought that it was just a test from PCM, to check if MK can sell well a large venue like the O2.

And he did, and thinking that in just one night at the O2 he can sell the same tickets that in almost three and a half nights at the RAH, then you can sell the same tickets using less dates (O2 capacity is 20.000 people and RAH is 5.544 people).
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on June 22, 2018, 12:31:39 pm
I don't think he'll use the O2 again.  Guy received a lot of negative comments last time and if I recall it was only used because the RAH wasn't available at the time.

Personally I'd like to see a return to the smaller venues like they used in the GH tour back in '96. I'm sure we can all think of some great possibilities in our own areas in that regard. 

I'm also not keen on those impossible to get to venues.  Hundreds of miles from the nearest airport and unable to reach on foot or by public transport. Only expert mountaineers with pick axe need buy a ticket.

Do you recall who and when said the RAH wasn't available? Just a week after the O2 arena show they played two shows at the RAH...

I always thought that it was just a test from PCM, to check if MK can sell well a large venue like the O2.

And he did, and thinking that in just one night at the O2 he can sell the same tickets that in almost three and a half nights at the RAH, then you can sell the same tickets using less dates (O2 capacity is 20.000 people and RAH is 5.544 people).

The RAH dates weren't released until much later of course.  PCM wouldn't do that to us, would he?  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 22, 2018, 01:12:18 pm
I don't think he'll use the O2 again.  Guy received a lot of negative comments last time and if I recall it was only used because the RAH wasn't available at the time.

Personally I'd like to see a return to the smaller venues like they used in the GH tour back in '96. I'm sure we can all think of some great possibilities in our own areas in that regard. 

I'm also not keen on those impossible to get to venues.  Hundreds of miles from the nearest airport and unable to reach on foot or by public transport. Only expert mountaineers with pick axe need buy a ticket.

Do you recall who and when said the RAH wasn't available? Just a week after the O2 arena show they played two shows at the RAH...

I always thought that it was just a test from PCM, to check if MK can sell well a large venue like the O2.

And he did, and thinking that in just one night at the O2 he can sell the same tickets that in almost three and a half nights at the RAH, then you can sell the same tickets using less dates (O2 capacity is 20.000 people and RAH is 5.544 people).

The RAH dates weren't released until much later of course.  PCM wouldn't do that to us, would he?  :think

The official reason for that was to announce the RAH dates when the record came out and promote the record sales and the RAH dates together, a marketing strategy that I honestly hope they don't repeat again...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rolleyway Man on June 23, 2018, 12:39:39 am
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 23, 2018, 07:59:57 am
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.

No.

Maybe the same code to Edinburgh would apply?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on June 23, 2018, 11:06:11 am
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.

I wouldn't worry about getting caught in the rush. I got a very good seat a couple of days after the pre-sale for Edinburgh.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rolleyway Man on June 24, 2018, 05:40:24 pm
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.

No.

Maybe the same code to Edinburgh would apply?

I’m not so sure. The E-mail advising of the pre-sale code for the Royal Lyceum shows stated that the code for the Old Vic pre-sale would be advised at a later date, but I've not heard anything since.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 25, 2018, 10:19:30 am
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.

No.

Maybe the same code to Edinburgh would apply?

I’m not so sure. The E-mail advising of the pre-sale code for the Royal Lyceum shows stated that the code for the Old Vic pre-sale would be advised at a later date, but I've not heard anything since.

Maybe that means that the presale date won't be today, but another day not mentioned yet?

If it was today, the presale, acoording to the mail before that one, is in 40 minutes and still no words for the presale...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rolleyway Man on June 25, 2018, 11:01:26 am
Has anyone received the pre-sale code for the Old Vic performances yet? Tickets go on sale at 1000 on Monday.

No.

Maybe the same code to Edinburgh would apply?

I’m not so sure. The E-mail advising of the pre-sale code for the Royal Lyceum shows stated that the code for the Old Vic pre-sale would be advised at a later date, but I've not heard anything since.

Maybe that means that the presale date won't be today, but another day not mentioned yet?

If it was today, the presale, acoording to the mail before that one, is in 40 minutes and still no words for the presale...

I have just sent an E-mail to MK.com asking them to clarify what is happening.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on June 25, 2018, 02:01:57 pm
I take it no one has actually managed to book anything, in the absence of an email link, or any sign of it on the Old Vic website?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rolleyway Man on June 25, 2018, 02:20:47 pm
I take it no one has actually managed to book anything, in the absence of an email link, or any sign of it on the Old Vic website?

No. Just awaiting a reply from MK.com. Hopefully they can clarify what is happening.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: FenderBender on June 25, 2018, 04:01:57 pm
I've just noticed that the Lyceum, Edinburgh has announced that tickets for preview performances between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 March, priced between £15 and £25 will be on sale from 3 July.

I know there is no reason what is happening in Edinburgh should affect what happens in London, but perhaps this might be why the Old Vic ticket launch has been delayed?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Rolleyway Man on June 25, 2018, 04:14:46 pm
FYI: I’ve just received a reply from MK.com. The pre-sale for the Old Vic has been pushed back to September. Precise date and time as yet unknown.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 25, 2018, 05:35:43 pm
FYI: I’ve just received a reply from MK.com. The pre-sale for the Old Vic has been pushed back to September. Precise date and time as yet unknown.

Looks more logical if they announce the MK dates at the same time and we can organise a double travel ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on June 28, 2018, 12:07:58 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/stage-version-of-local-hero-gets-love-triangle-twist-1-4760973

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 28, 2018, 01:21:52 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/stage-version-of-local-hero-gets-love-triangle-twist-1-4760973

LE

Very interesting article...

It is true that in the film you can note that Mac has some feelings for the Hotel owner's wife but it's quite subtle. And the last scene is also subtle but you can really imagine that is Mac calling at the phone box... great they are going deeper into it.

It must had been challenging to MK to write stories in first person with dialogs to be sung in front of an audience...

I specially like this part:

There is an awful lot more precision and discipline, certainly from my point of view as a filmmaker. My one main ritual which I never ceased to reslish was at the end day’s shooting when I would take a pen through the pages that we had shot. With theatre it is endlessly provisional. Even the first week of a week run are called previews. I’m sure every night the director is up at the back and grabbing the actors on the way out. That is part of the perversion of it.


It kind of implies that MK work as lyricist is not done even the musical is actually on stage!!!!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 28, 2018, 01:33:57 pm
Link is closed for me:( Please, copy
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 28, 2018, 01:49:29 pm
Link is closed for me:( Please, copy


Stage version of Local Hero gets ‘love triangle’ twist



Local Hero is set to be turned into a “love triangle” romance when it becomes a new stage musical in Edinburgh next year, its creator has revealed.

Speaking for the first time about the adaptation, writer and director Bill Forsyth has revealed the story will expand on an element of romantic intrigue in his original film.

Released in 1983, it followed the events which unfold when an American tycoon sends an executive, Mac, to a remote West Highland village to try to close a deal on a site for a new refinery.

Played by Peter Riegert in the film, Mac is gradually won over by the landscape and the locals, and appears increasingly drawn to Stella, who runs the local hotel with husband Gordon.

But Mac reluctantly leaves the village behind at the end of the film when his boss Happer (Burt Lancaster) arrives and decides to pull the plug on the refinery plan after meeting beach hermit Ben.

Forsyth is joining forces with Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler, who created the original iconic soundtrack, and David Greig, artistic director of the Royal Lyeum Theatre in Edinburgh, to create the musical, which will premiere there in January.

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Forsyth has revealed he still felt the much-loved ending of the film was “a cop out”.

He revealed to the audience at the Filmhouse that Mac is the mystery caller to the village’s red phone box in the film’s famous final scene, which was added at the last minute after studio executives were unhappy about the film ending with Mac returning to his apartment in Houston and gazing out at the night sky.

Discussing the processing of adapting his film script into a musical, Forsyth said: “It’s not been so much a practical thing about working out what stay and goes, it’s been that ultimate question: ‘what is this thing about?’
“It confounds me how much the film seems to work and when people respond to it and say it does this and that.

“For me, it is quite an elusive thing because the main character obviously changes, but there aren’t many dramatic situations that you see changing him.

“Through the movie, Mark Knopfler created the place as a character. There are so many examples of the place impressing itself on Mac - I hadn’t realised that until very recently.

“One of the instincts we had was to throw it onto the characters more, since they were going to be singing the story.

“The basis of it is is that there is a human triangle. The film doesn’t lay it out that much. It’s there but it is only in hints and atmospheres.

“The characters in the film go through their changes without really sharing anything. There is no real dialogue between them. I wouldn’t think about tampering with the end of the film. But it has cropped up a lot in the thinking about the musical. The ending of the film wasn’t in the original cut. The film that I wrote ended in Mac’s apartment. The studio sat me down and said they liked the film, but they thought it had a way to go and would like me to reshoot the ending. Their idea was to make it a tidier ending, with Mac getting back out of the helicopter after everyone says goodbye. I was given overnight to think about it. We got away with it the way we did it. But I’m still unsure as to whether it was a cop-out or not.”

Forsyth admitted he regarded the theatre world as “dangerous” and said he had always had an “edgy relationship” with being in an audience. He added: “I think there is a real element of danger in theatre and it is challenging. That is how it operates. Maybe I’m just highly sensitive but I do still think that - there is something dangerous about theatre.

“If anyone asked me up until fairly recently, and even probably now, I would say that theatre is a language that I don’t understand - it’s a practical, philosophical and emotional language that I don’t understand. I think that’s the way it probably remains. The major difference is that on a film set you have got control. You can stop and start and say ‘let’s do it again’ or ‘let’s come back tomorrow’ if things get really tough.

“There is an awful lot more precision and discipline, certainly from my point of view as a filmmaker. My one main ritual which I never ceased to reslish was at the end day’s shooting when I would take a pen through the pages that we had shot. With theatre it is endlessly provisional. Even the first week of a week run are called previews. I’m sure every night the director is up at the back and grabbing the actors on the way out. That is part of the perversion of it.”
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 28, 2018, 01:50:53 pm
Thank you very much jbaent :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 28, 2018, 02:09:46 pm
Another one:

http://theconversation.com/local-hero-at-35-turning-hollywoods-greatest-scottish-film-into-a-musical-99054


Local Hero at 35: turning Hollywood’s greatest Scottish film into a musical
junio 28, 2018 12.31pm CEST
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Autor: Alistair Scott

Associate Professor of Film and Television School of Arts and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University


It’s 35 years since writer/director Bill Forsyth almost single-handedly kickstarted the modern Scottish film industry. At this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), Forsyth was invited to return for a screening of his 1983 international hit Local Hero, described by festival director Mark Adams as “a defining moment of Scottish storytelling”.

It was clear that for everyone in the packed cinema, this was a chance to relive treasured memories. At the Q&A afterwards, responding to sustained applause with typical self-deprecation, Forsyth commented that he didn’t feel as nervous about audience screenings now the film was 35 years old, as he was sure no one was seeing it for the first time. “I guessed that you would probably like it”, he told them wryly.

Listening to the audience, it is clear that for many people, Local Hero is still a “favourite film”, but it is difficult to pinpoint just what makes this understated comedy have such longevity.

Could its be down to the way the story is a timeless (and prophetic) eco-fable? A rapacious Texan oil company shifts from its attempts to buy up a picturesque Scottish fishing village for the creation of an oil terminal, to create instead an institute dedicated to preserving and understanding the natural world.

Or is it the gradual seduction of cynical American oilman Mac – sent to negotiate the deal – by the people and the landscape? Or the peculiar oddities of the main characters, from the monomaniacal obsessions of oil magnate Felix Happer, to the twinkling homespun wisdom of Ben, who refuses to sell the beach where he has always made his living? Or is it the charming guile of the Urquharts, Gordon and Stella, the oversexed owners of the local hotel, and the way Mac now desires their life over his apartment and Porsche in Houston?

Then there’s the magical, if innocent, attraction between young local Knox Oil representative Oldsen, played by Peter Capaldi in his first-ever screen role – awkward, clumsy and head over heels for Marina, the scientist, diver and possible mermaid. And the large ensemble of actors portraying a village – revealed through unexpected comic cameos – eager to make a fast buck, reminiscent of that other Scottish classic, Whisky Galore!.

Perhaps it’s the many subtle but joyous sight gags – the ubiquitous presence of the baby that no one will admit to fathering; the gentle on-the-spot jigging of the tweed-clad bushy-eyebrowed old boys as they consider the impending loot; the look of pure contentment on the lady shopkeeper as she slow-dances with the wandering Russian sailor; and the drunk man trying to pat the dog by the harbour – that evoke constant delight in the viewer.

The audience is drawn into this film through all of these elements and the way Forsyth’s script and direction are never predictable. He takes familiar representations of Scotland, such as the village ceilidh, and finds new ways to tell a multi-layered, complex and nuanced story with lasting resonance.
Local Hero: the musical

The enduring appeal of Local Hero was only part of the reason for the EIFF screening – as well as celebrating the past life of the film, this event looked forward to a new future for Local Hero the musical.
Local Hero director Bill Forsyth with the forthcoming musical’s director David Greig. Mihaela Bodlovic, CC BY-SA

When playwright David Greig took up his post as artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre in 2016, he asked Forsyth if they could work together to adapt the film into a stage musical. The project reunites Forsyth with Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler, composer of the original score, alongside a new creative team led by Irish theatre director John Crowley.

In conversation, Forsyth gave the audience some insights into the process of adapting the story from the film to the stage. The key challenge has been the ultimate question: what is the movie about? The musical version will need to find new ways to answer this question and develop the story of the village and the key characters.

When Forsyth asked Mark Knopfler he responded: “It’s about a beach”, and talked about how his film score responded to the “geological hum” he felt came from the landscape. In the film the way the characters Mac, Oldsen and Happer develop and change is a process of osmosis – the gradual, incremental ways they respond to the sea and the sky, captured visually by stunning cinematography. On stage the challenge will be how to transfer the effect of the beach, the sky and the sea, and how to bring a sense of place to the adaption, something Forsyth says Knopfler managed to capture as a character with his memorable score.
A marvellous fiction

It is well known that the film setting was itself a fiction. Shooting took place in two separate locations 175 miles apart to portray this idealised Scottish community. The main village of whitewashed fishermen’s cottages with its hotel, harbour and iconic red telephone box was filmed in Pennan on the east coast, looking out to the North Sea. The beach location was at Camusdarach on the west coast near Arisaig, looking across the Atlantic to the inner Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum.

The location and story of Local Hero created a Scotland of the imagination – through story, characters and setting – which appealed, not because it gave an authentic reflection of everyday real lives and real places, but because the film captured emotional connections and humour that linked to a tradition of Scottish storytelling and comedy. Through these things Forsyth’s own perspective became universal. From the glimpses of how the adaptation is progressing, it would seem this is a good starting place for the film’s new incarnation.

Whatever it will be, its celluloid predecessor has banked enormous goodwill and affection for Local Hero, even before the musical hits the stage.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: PensaGhost on June 28, 2018, 02:21:42 pm
https://www.facebook.com/WBMasterPlan/videos/1964806183543232/
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on June 28, 2018, 02:29:47 pm
https://www.facebook.com/WBMasterPlan/videos/1964806183543232/

That's the video of the shootin of the "A Life On The Road" documentary with Brian Johnson, isn't it?

Wrong thread  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 28, 2018, 08:09:24 pm
Yes. Another episode "A Life On The Road" soon.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 29, 2018, 03:33:42 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcXfuNhMvo


The first 16 seconds of background music is something new? Something reminds me  :think

Sorry for my English
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on June 29, 2018, 03:54:34 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcXfuNhMvo


The first 16 seconds of background music is something new? Something reminds me  :think

Sorry for my English

It's not new. It's from Going Home, even the first 16 secs.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 29, 2018, 04:10:44 pm
Local Hero album does not have these 16 seconds. Maybe in the movie
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on June 29, 2018, 04:23:05 pm
Local Hero album does not have these 16 seconds. Maybe in the movie

The live version has it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--3wwd9CIKE

From 1.10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYNTk7dIeE

from 0.15
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on June 29, 2018, 04:26:16 pm
Thats' right ; )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYNTk7dIeE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 06, 2018, 08:47:44 am
UPDATE ABOUT THE MUSICAL IN LONDON:

http://www.markknopfler.com/local-hero-musical-presale/ (http://www.markknopfler.com/local-hero-musical-presale/)

The Old Vic Season 4 will now be announced for sale in two parts. Part 1 including shows up to January 2019 will go on sale Tuesday 26 June. The remainder of the Season, including Local Hero, will go on sale later in the year. Sign up here for more info: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/register

A special booking code will be required for you to be able to take part in this presale. A newsletter has been sent to all fans on the markknopfler.com mailing list. Fans not yet on the list can opt-in to receive the Local Hero ticket offer by joining the mailing list here ( http://www.markknopfler.com/mailinglist/ (http://www.markknopfler.com/mailinglist/) ) and checking the box beside “Local Hero”.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on July 06, 2018, 06:31:52 pm
Has anyone had this newsletter with code?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on July 06, 2018, 06:54:00 pm
Not yet!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 06, 2018, 07:12:03 pm
The codes will be send when the sale starts, and that will be in September.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on July 06, 2018, 08:03:24 pm
Has anyone had this newsletter with code?

They're racking their brains down at PCM HQ at this very minute trying to come up with a different code to the highly original one they gave for the Edinburgh pre-sale.  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on July 06, 2018, 08:56:20 pm
"it won't be easy english"  ;D
https://youtu.be/DJKwCNZL1S0
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 21, 2018, 09:15:04 pm
We thought Mk and band were already on holidays but no... They are going to be some more weeks working on the musical, according to Marcus Cliffe Facebook.

He didn't mention in his Facebook post that it was local hero the reason why he will be the next week's working with MK but he confirmed it by private message.

A nice dude
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 24, 2018, 11:25:03 pm
Marcus Cliffe in Facebook
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 24, 2018, 11:26:58 pm
More
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on July 25, 2018, 07:59:37 am
With Yanto he means Ianto Thomas?

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 25, 2018, 08:31:13 am
With Yanto he means Ianto Thomas?

LE

Yes, he can be seen playing drums in one of the pictures.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on July 25, 2018, 02:50:08 pm
Marcus Cliffe is active on fb and we will definitely see more. Awesome. We know very little about the new MK album and we get pictures from the session for Local Hero. A very busy year for MK
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Post by: jbaent on July 25, 2018, 09:29:41 pm
Details
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on July 26, 2018, 12:31:03 am
At least there is a modulation in it ;D

Great find!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on July 26, 2018, 02:49:43 pm
Where is Mark?  :D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 26, 2018, 03:05:45 pm
Where is Mark?  :D

In the WC
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on July 26, 2018, 09:04:21 pm
Where is Mark?  :D

In the WC

Best.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: binone on July 26, 2018, 09:23:48 pm
Where is Mark?  :D

In the WC

Signing outside with die hard fans, and getting selfies with them.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 26, 2018, 10:55:32 pm
More from Marcus Cliffe
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: olazabalrok on July 27, 2018, 12:30:03 am
The amp looks like a Dumble Overdrive Special! Very cool, haven’t seen or heard MK use one before.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: kaleo74 on July 27, 2018, 04:46:03 am
I don't get it, usually when these guys meet and play together it is for Album promotion and little gigs here and there to promote the new album, so why is it related to the Musical ? Not sure it is for Local Hero, they might be recording something else.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 27, 2018, 10:01:38 am
The amp looks like a Dumble Overdrive Special! Very cool, haven’t seen or heard MK use one before.

I think it's one Marcus made himself. He usually post pictures in his Facebook of the amps he makes.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 27, 2018, 10:03:49 am
I don't get it, usually when these guys meet and play together it is for Album promotion and little gigs here and there to promote the new album, so why is it related to the Musical ? Not sure it is for Local Hero, they might be recording something else.

It's for the musical. Marcus said it to me in Facebook.

It makes sense. The musical has different schedule than a record, and these musicians live in London and are easy to be called and come anytime, if they are free course.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: binone on July 27, 2018, 10:32:05 am
Do they have air conditioner in the studio?

It can be such a hell with this hot wave in GB
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on July 27, 2018, 10:53:51 am
Jbaent? Do they?

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 27, 2018, 12:53:15 pm
Jbaent? Do they?

LE

They spent most of the winter recording, what do you think, LE?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on July 27, 2018, 01:56:52 pm
Ofcourse, it's the best studio in the world  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on July 27, 2018, 03:28:34 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on July 27, 2018, 11:19:54 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on July 28, 2018, 11:33:49 am
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D

 :lol

Also, isn't AC just full of hot air anyway?  :hmm
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 28, 2018, 12:11:05 pm
Marcus Cliffe today
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on July 28, 2018, 01:18:52 pm
If Guy is tired of making diarys he can always give it up to Marcus! Great reports!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 28, 2018, 02:20:45 pm
If Guy is tired of making diarys he can always give it up to Marcus! Great reports!

I asked Guy if he would do any diaries of the local hero musical sessions and he always answered there was nothing interesting to post. Marcus proved he was wrong. Even that few pictures are more interesting than nothing
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on July 28, 2018, 05:32:41 pm
If Guy is tired of making diarys he can always give it up to Marcus! Great reports!

Yes, but Guy describes the pictures, he explains to us. You need time for everything:)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on July 28, 2018, 06:12:21 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D

I don't remember who made this joke at the time but that was genius lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 28, 2018, 06:37:50 pm
If Guy is tired of making diarys he can always give it up to Marcus! Great reports!

Yes, but Guy describes the pictures, he explains to us. You need time for everything:)

Same does Marcus, a short intro and in the comments he answers people's questions.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on July 28, 2018, 06:46:05 pm
Keeping in mind the meaning of he word "diary", Guy has proved a long time ago that he is not interested in doing them anymore. One entry so far during the last two years, at the Tracker release it also were more or less just "postings", two or three during that long period? To be fair to him, he has delivered awesome stuff during the last 18 years, and how many pictures of the 58' LP or all those amps can one watch during a lifetime? They all look the same to me anyway.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on July 28, 2018, 06:49:32 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D

I don't remember who made this joke at the time but that was genius lol

A joke I cannot see or understand. Guess I lack knowledge or miss the point.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on July 28, 2018, 08:11:42 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D

I don't remember who made this joke at the time but that was genius lol

A joke I cannot see or understand. Guess I lack knowledge or miss the point.

LE

AC (air conditioning and also Alan Clark) being shutdown for recording and Clark being "shutdown" by MK song terminal of tribute to...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on July 28, 2018, 09:32:23 pm
They do have AC, of course. However, it should be turned off when someone is recording something - not the control room's, just in the studio.

I always thought MK shut AC completely off with TOTT... ;D

I don't remember who made this joke at the time but that was genius lol

A joke I cannot see or understand. Guess I lack knowledge or miss the point.

LE

AC is short for air-conditioning and in the middle of the HOF quarrel someone posted a pic of a hand turning off a car's AC and said it was Mark shutting Alan Clark (AC) down.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on July 28, 2018, 09:35:29 pm
Ok thank you, now it makes sense, must have missed that posting.  :thumbsup

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: TJ on July 29, 2018, 05:14:58 am
Keeping in mind the meaning of he word "diary", Guy has proved a long time ago that he is not interested in doing them anymore. One entry so far during the last two years, at the Tracker release it also were more or less just "postings", two or three during that long period? To be fair to him, he has delivered awesome stuff during the last 18 years, and how many pictures of the 58' LP or all those amps can one watch during a lifetime? They all look the same to me anyway.

LE
To be fair, back when Guy was doing relatively interesting diaries, ie during TRD and Shangri-La sessions, he was just a member of the band and was spending the recording times away from home in the States, and so had time on his hands to fill with diary posts. The last several albums have been recorded in London,  and Guy has had engineering and production duties that take up much more time than simply playing on the songs.  I assume he goes home in the evenings and like most of us wants to do something other than re-hash his job.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on July 29, 2018, 12:40:18 pm
Photos of the recording of the new album from inside BG are much the same as those from any album so it doesn't really bother me much, if at all.  Studio diaries are pretty boring by their nature; once you've seen one... 

His tour diaries on the other hand are always interesting and worth following.  I always look forward to reading it.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on July 30, 2018, 03:36:42 pm
Photos of the recording of the new album from inside BG are much the same as those from any album so it doesn't really bother me much, if at all.  Studio diaries are pretty boring by their nature; once you've seen one... 

His tour diaries on the other hand are always interesting and worth following.  I always look forward to reading it.

I quite like his studio diaries though. Guy takes truly awesome pics and as a musical instruments and tech lover I really enjoy having the chance to check their gear in detail.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on August 02, 2018, 09:22:49 am
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: cannibals on August 02, 2018, 10:38:54 am
I wonder if they will take the usual august holiday break or keep working for the musical and final stuff for the new album....It looks like they are very busy at the moment or is it just me  :hmm
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on August 02, 2018, 11:33:47 am
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

The ticket may be cheap but you'll have to take into account the cost of your personal bodyguard if you're going to London in 2018.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on August 02, 2018, 11:42:06 am
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

The ticket may be cheap but you'll have to take into account the cost of your personal bodyguard if you're going to London in 2018.

That would be 2019 but, why I would need a bodyguard?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on August 02, 2018, 11:53:28 am
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

The ticket may be cheap but you'll have to take into account the cost of your personal bodyguard if you're going to London in 2018.

That would be 2019 but, why I would need a bodyguard?

It's not exactly the safest city these days.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on August 02, 2018, 11:57:30 am
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

The ticket may be cheap but you'll have to take into account the cost of your personal bodyguard if you're going to London in 2018.

That would be 2019 but, why I would need a bodyguard?

It's not exactly the safest city these days.

As usual, unless it happened anything new I don't know  ;D :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on August 02, 2018, 12:03:15 pm
The Old Vic gives the chances to buy very cheap tickets to previews of the plays, it says five previews,... check this:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/your-visit/booking-tickets/pwc

The ticket may be cheap but you'll have to take into account the cost of your personal bodyguard if you're going to London in 2018.

That would be 2019 but, why I would need a bodyguard?

It's not exactly the safest city these days.

As usual, unless it happened anything new I don't know  ;D :lol

A recent study showed for the first time in modern history the murder rate in the UK capital was higher than that in the New York.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on August 02, 2018, 01:54:52 pm
as for killing rate, as the history shows us, it has always stood for a measure of a civilization's advance.
FACTS:
https://www.google.hr/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-new-brain/201610/humans-are-genetically-predisposed-kill-each-other%3famp

nothing to do with any of the races really, just observing in general, human race, terms.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on August 02, 2018, 02:09:42 pm
I don't think that's a problem to any MK fan attending one of their concerts or the musical  :think

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Banjo99uk on August 02, 2018, 09:25:13 pm
I wouldn’t worry about being a tourist in London. All cities have scumbags praying on the law abiding. The current spate of murders are all gang on gang and not random attacks. I’ve worked at night in London for 20 years and have never seen or had a problem.....apart from the Uber drivers  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on August 04, 2018, 12:41:24 am
You guys are so cute. Compared to Rio any capital in Europe is safer than Disneyland lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: wayaman on August 14, 2018, 01:22:24 pm
As long as the gangs fight between themselves...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 07, 2018, 08:22:04 am
Is it known when the Old Vic starts the Local Hero presale or is it just "later in the year"?
Thanks for any update.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 07, 2018, 08:31:34 am
Is it known when the Old Vic starts the Local Hero presale or is it just "later in the year"?
Thanks for any update.

I read in MKnews that they sale their second half of their programming in September so I guess it would be anytime
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 07, 2018, 08:55:08 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 07, 2018, 10:18:07 am
Thanks!

Actualy it says "later in the year", before it said September...

http://www.markknopfler.com/local-hero-musical-presale/
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on September 07, 2018, 11:44:49 am
I'm starting to see a pattern here.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 07, 2018, 12:01:40 pm
I'm starting to see a pattern here.

LOL

Like it was new to us  :smack
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on September 08, 2018, 10:39:53 pm
New pic, saw it on FB
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 08, 2018, 11:13:30 pm
Guy: Volvic
Mark: Highland Spring

Given up on the tea then.  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 08, 2018, 11:21:18 pm
New pic, saw it on FB

Amazing picture...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 08, 2018, 11:34:59 pm
I saw that picture in some Facebook accounts but, which is the main source?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 08, 2018, 11:42:06 pm
Must be totally new to him to work in a big Team and maybe being NOT the man in command. Looks like back to school really. I would bet he and Guy long regretted for having said yes.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on September 09, 2018, 01:06:47 pm
Source is Guy Fletcher, but dont know where it is posted
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 09, 2018, 01:38:41 pm
Source is Guy Fletcher, but dont know where it is posted

Found it. The source is David Greig, who is writing the musical with Bill Forsyth and MK. It was originally posted by him and then copied by Guy.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 10, 2018, 11:53:53 am
Here you can subscribe to news regarding the musical in London:

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/local-hero
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 14, 2018, 01:30:09 pm
According to the Old Vic theatre, Local Hero in London has been delayed until 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/local-hero
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on September 14, 2018, 03:51:25 pm
😂😂😂😂😂

Not surprised. It's the Pattern®.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Banjo99uk on September 14, 2018, 03:54:12 pm
Can’t help but think we’d have a new album and tour dates if it wasn’t for this musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 14, 2018, 04:05:19 pm
Got this information from MKNews Newsletter, too.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on September 14, 2018, 04:07:23 pm
Was also just published on MK News without any explanation.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 14, 2018, 04:16:52 pm
November 2018 Release solo album
March - July 2019 Tour (Okt/Nov US)
2020 Musical and release of MK musical Album

Sounds very logical to me. Don't care about the Musical anyway. It will shorten the waiting time for the next solo album after the tour.
Didn't something similiar happen with the Shot Of Glory Soundtrack?

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 14, 2018, 05:00:45 pm
November 2018 Release solo album
March - July 2019 Tour (Okt/Nov US)
2020 Musical and release of MK musical Album

Sounds very logical to me. Don't care about the Musical anyway. It will shorten the waiting time for the next solo album after the tour.
Didn't something similiar happen with the Shot Of Glory Soundtrack?

LE

The musical is premiered in Edinburgh in march 2019 and represented there until April 20th. It's only the London dates for the musical what had been delayed one year.

Probably the musical cd will be released after the Edinburgh presentations.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on September 14, 2018, 05:08:26 pm
I'm so glad I booked for Edinburgh.  I wouldn't have even thought of going to London - it's a nightmare these days!   ::)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 14, 2018, 05:17:23 pm
November 2018 Release solo album
March - July 2019 Tour (Okt/Nov US)
2020 Musical and release of MK musical Album

Sounds very logical to me. Don't care about the Musical anyway. It will shorten the waiting time for the next solo album after the tour.
Didn't something similiar happen with the Shot Of Glory Soundtrack?

LE

The musical is premiered in Edinburgh in march 2019 and represented there until April 20th. It's only the London dates for the musical what had been delayed one year.

Probably the musical cd will be released after the Edinburgh presentations.

Ok thank you for enlightening me. Had no idea.  Just shows how interested I am. Not.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: border_reiver on September 14, 2018, 06:04:47 pm
November 2018 Release solo album
March - July 2019 Tour (Okt/Nov US)
2020 Musical and release of MK musical Album

Is it guessing or news from MKN?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 14, 2018, 06:29:41 pm
Pure guessing from me.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 14, 2018, 06:57:28 pm
I'm so glad I booked for Edinburgh.  I wouldn't have even thought of going to London - it's a nightmare these days!   ::)

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 14, 2018, 07:13:17 pm
No need to wait for London tour dates just in case it coincides with the musical, as long as the musical has been delayed one year :(

What worries me if MK would been called next year before it hits the Old Vic for preparation...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Shangri-La on September 14, 2018, 10:00:35 pm
According to the Old Vic theatre, Local Hero in London has been delayed until 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/local-hero

We don't know why...
Sales were goods ? I'm not sure...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on September 14, 2018, 10:01:09 pm
Maybe because of Mark's 2019 tour
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 14, 2018, 10:14:47 pm
Maybe because of Mark's 2019 tour

What I was thinking.  Perhaps PCM are arranging the tour schedule and the only dates they could get for some venues coincide with what they had planned for the Old Vic.  Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 15, 2018, 08:02:35 am
Maybe because of Mark's 2019 tour

What I was thinking.  Perhaps PCM are arranging the tour schedule and the only dates they could get for some venues coincide with what they had planned for the Old Vic.  Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. :)

I don't think so. The commitment of MK with the musical is with many many people involved working on it. Mk won't force to delay the work of so many people because of his tour, actually he would have to schedule his own tour to not coincide with the musical because that commitment was done before...

I bet that it's the theatre who had problems with their schedule, or maybe they are afraid of the sales in Edinburgh.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 15, 2018, 09:28:21 am
Very strange... All the cast and crew sitting for a year then coming back?

Just read Robert Hillburn's excellent biography of Paul Simon and there is a lot on the debacle that was The Capeman that lost millions of dollars 20 years ago. Sting's musical unsuccessful also.

Sincerely hope this isn't going the same way!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 15, 2018, 10:04:37 am
Very strange... All the cast and crew sitting for a year then coming back?

Just read Robert Hillburn's excellent biography of Paul Simon and there is a lot on the debacle that was The Capeman that lost millions of dollars 20 years ago. Sting's musical unsuccessful also.

Sincerely hope this isn't going the same way!

One of the things that came to mind is that the next step will be Local Hero being cancelled in London.

And seems logical that happens. Despite being written (the songs) by a star like Mark Knopfler, the story is Scottish, and I don't see it being a success in a city like London that is like a mix of nations...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on September 15, 2018, 12:12:04 pm
It was always a small little film, something for lovers, for insiders so to say, a real cult movie in the best sense of the word. I was really astonished about them getting back to it with such ambitious plans. Whatever happens, MK's music is recorded obviously and will see the light of day some time hopefully.

I can skip the musical show anytime but eight or more new songs from MK are something.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 15, 2018, 01:39:58 pm
I have the feeling that anyone that wants to see the musical, must buy tickets to Edinburgh...

I also have the feeling that many fans are waiting for the tour dates to decide and buy tickets for the musical.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 15, 2018, 08:31:35 pm
I started watching the LH movie again not long ago, and I had to switch off after only a few minutes in. I don't  think the acting is very good, and the movie itself feels very dated. I'm honestly quite surprised MK wanted to spend so much of his time on this.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 15, 2018, 10:00:53 pm
I started watching the LH movie again not long ago, and I had to switch off after only a few minutes in. I don't  think the acting is very good, and the movie itself feels very dated. I'm honestly quite surprised MK wanted to spend so much of his time on this.
:o
First time I've heard that said about this extremely well crafted little film.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 15, 2018, 10:03:33 pm
For me, Local hero is a very nice film and from all the movies MK wrote the music score, the best, followed by the Princess bride.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on September 15, 2018, 10:10:29 pm
For me, Local hero is a very nice film and from all the movies MK wrote the music score, the best, followed by the Princess bride.
First Princess bride, then local hero

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on September 15, 2018, 10:54:34 pm
I started watching the LH movie again not long ago, and I had to switch off after only a few minutes in. I don't  think the acting is very good, and the movie itself feels very dated. I'm honestly quite surprised MK wanted to spend so much of his time on this.
i can understand your trouble! You miss the villain, because there is no such in this movie that you could point at!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 16, 2018, 12:00:22 am
I started watching the LH movie again not long ago, and I had to switch off after only a few minutes in. I don't  think the acting is very good, and the movie itself feels very dated. I'm honestly quite surprised MK wanted to spend so much of his time on this.
i can understand your trouble! You miss the villain, because there is no such in this movie that you could point at!

Not sure what you are trying to say here? Anyway, the story is ok, kind of a David v. Goliath theme, and of course the locations are gorgeous, but when I tried to watch it again, after many years since the first time, I feel the movie hasn't aged well. I am much more critical to movies now than I was when I was a teenager, and I honestly don't have the patience to sit through what I feel is a poorly acted movie. This is only one man's opinion, and your milage may vary.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 16, 2018, 01:45:43 am
All the films MK was involved in were pretty good, except A Shot At Glory which was very bad. Haven't seen Altamira to be fair.

Funnily enough, tonight I watched Bandits for the first time. Rudiger is on the soundtrack but towards the end there were some other pieces of music that sounded like MK, WTD outtakes?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on September 16, 2018, 11:55:49 am
I started watching the LH movie again not long ago, and I had to switch off after only a few minutes in. I don't  think the acting is very good, and the movie itself feels very dated. I'm honestly quite surprised MK wanted to spend so much of his time on this.
i can understand your trouble! You miss the villain, because there is no such in this movie that you could point at!

Not sure what you are trying to say here? Anyway, the story is ok, kind of a David v. Goliath theme, and of course the locations are gorgeous, but when I tried to watch it again, after many years since the first time, I feel the movie hasn't aged well. I am much more critical to movies now than I was when I was a teenager, and I honestly don't have the patience to sit through what I feel is a poorly acted movie. This is only one man's opinion, and your milage may vary.
Ok, you have every right, of course.
(I was looking for a sarcastic reply there tbh, that's all.) 
I just disagree on your take that is poor acted. Look at it as if it's a sort of fairy tail in its essence if you like, it might change your opinion.
Regardless David and Goliath example, it's not the same, there is no a bad "guy" like Goliath in the movie, no one gets killed in the movie either (except the rabbit  :-\) and we all know how Goliath ended, and what David did  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 16, 2018, 12:42:30 pm

Ok, you have every right, of course.
(I was looking for a sarcastic reply there tbh, that's all.) 
I just disagree on your take that is poor acted. Look at it as if it's a sort of fairy tail in its essence if you like, it might change your opinion.
Regardless David and Goliath example, it's not the same, there is no a bad "guy" like Goliath in the movie, no one gets killed in the movie either (except the rabbit  :-\) and we all know how Goliath ended, and what David did  ;)

Well, the oil company is Goliath and the villagers are David.  As I said previously it is very much in the vein of the Ealing films and they used the same theme.  Local Hero is surely inspired by the Ealing films such as Whisky Galore and The Maggie. Perhaps even Went the Day Well, although that is English based.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 18, 2018, 09:29:53 am
Ok, you have every right, of course.
(I was looking for a sarcastic reply there tbh, that's all.) 
I just disagree on your take that is poor acted. Look at it as if it's a sort of fairy tail in its essence if you like, it might change your opinion.
Regardless David and Goliath example, it's not the same, there is no a bad "guy" like Goliath in the movie, no one gets killed in the movie either (except the rabbit  :-) and we all know how Goliath ended, and what David did  ;)

But now you are mixing 'storyline' and 'acting'. The storyline, or plot, is fine, although not very original. I just feel the performance by actors was that good, and that is always a dealbreaker for me. But maybe I should give it another try.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 19, 2018, 08:29:53 pm
Giving it another shot just now. I'm 15 minutes in (MacIntyre is at the lab in Scotland where the girl is diving into the water). It's just as bad as I remembered. It's like a bad made-for-TV movie. The acting is not flowing, and there is no chemistry between the actors. Peter Riegert in the main role has NO charisma! Dustin Hoffman would have been a great choice. Plus there is this "hollow", stilted feel to the dialog. I'll watch to the end, but this will be hard.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on September 19, 2018, 09:09:15 pm
be aware of a man that paints the name of a boat though, he appears grumpy as hell!
 ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 19, 2018, 10:30:41 pm
Finished the film just now. It does get better in the second half, i.e. after one hour (!). It has its moments, some subtle comedy going on at times, but overall I don't think it's a good movie. The idea and message are good, but the production feels very low budget.

Curious how they have adapted this to work as a musical.

As for Mark's soundtrack, the melodies are gorgeous of course, but the production feels very dated now, and they way the music was used in the movie, it felt a bit obtrusive.

I think a remake, with better writing (dialog) and direction, could make it a lot better.

By the way, Ben, the old man on the beach, reminds me of David Knopfler.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on September 19, 2018, 10:55:10 pm
 :thumbsup
Well said!
I also hope you enjoy it overall!
Who caresses the budget anyway?

p s.
I assume the movie grows on you!! :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 19, 2018, 11:00:09 pm
Finished the film just now. It does get better in the second half, i.e. after one hour (!). It has its moments, some subtle comedy going on at times, but overall I don't think it's a good movie. The idea and message are good, but the production feels very low budget.

Curious how they have adapted this to work as a musical.

As for Mark's soundtrack, the melodies are gorgeous of course, but the production feels very dated now, and they way the music was used in the movie, it felt a bit obtrusive.

I think a remake, with better writing (dialog) and direction, could make it a lot better.

By the way, Ben, the old man on the beach, reminds me of David Knopfler.

Is a low budget necessarily a bad thing?  Probably it is a good thing in that it concentrates the core values of a production into characters and direction and away from stars and special effects.

Perhaps we (not me) are used to watching C21st films shot mostly through annoying blue filters within a few weeks then spending six months in post-production.  Back when LH was made films were lovingly crafted by real people.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 19, 2018, 11:09:17 pm
Each to their own but the critical consensus after nearly 40 years is that the film is a classic.

The well respected film critic Mark Kermode recently recorded a commentary with director Bill Forsythe, presumably for a bluray rerelease to coincide with the musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 19, 2018, 11:16:28 pm
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/local-hero-1983

4/4 from Roger Ebert, the most famous and respected film critic who has ever lived.

But at the end of the day it's just one man's opinion and I respect different views.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 19, 2018, 11:21:25 pm
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/local-hero-1983

4/4 from Roger Ebert, the most famous and respected film critic who has ever lived.

But at the end of the day it's just one man's opinion and I respect different views.

Remember though that that review is from 1983. I think that matters.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 19, 2018, 11:25:32 pm
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/local-hero-1983

4/4 from Roger Ebert, the most famous and respected film critic who has ever lived.

But at the end of the day it's just one man's opinion and I respect different views.

Remember though that that review is from 1983. I think that matters.
It may matter to you. In my opinion the overall standard of film making has got worse in the last 35 years, not better.

Again, each to their own.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 19, 2018, 11:27:09 pm
Is a low budget necessarily a bad thing?  Probably it is a good thing in that it concentrates the core values of a production into characters and direction and away from stars and special effects.

Perhaps we (not me) are used to watching C21st films shot mostly through annoying blue filters within a few weeks then spending six months in post-production.  Back when LH was made films were lovingly crafted by real people.

By "low budget" I didn't mean the lack of special fx and stars, rather that the movie has a 'B movie' feel to it. The sound of the dialog, for instance, was quite strange at times. The kind of sound you get when shooting with a hand-held camera and using the in-camera mic. That kind of thing.

I'm a fan of shows such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, which obviously feel more contemporary, but the overall quality (acting and production) simply is higher. In my opinion of course.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 19, 2018, 11:29:21 pm
In my opinion the overall standard of film making has got worse in the last 35 years, not better.

I respectfully disagree.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on September 19, 2018, 11:39:08 pm
Each to their own but the critical consensus after nearly 40 years is that the film is a classic.

The well respected film critic Mark Kermode recently recorded a commentary with director Bill Forsythe, presumably for a bluray rerelease to coincide with the musical.

I have a very strange relationships with this movie. I saw it when I was a kid and I downloaded this movie via eMule (remember this thing?). Yes, I'm a pirate, but what's more interesting is that I just love the movie. I remember all the characters, quotes, the rabbit, telephone booth, final scene, great Burt Lancaster's character. But I don't want to watch it again! For some reason for this movie it would be much better to remain in my memory. The same thing with Charles Dickens, I love his characters and stories, but for some reason I don't want to read it again. It's once-in-a-lifetime experience :lol

And of course Wild Theme is one of my near at hand, ready to go cry inducing cure to heal my soul, one go the best melodies ever written.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 20, 2018, 12:22:43 pm


Remember though that that review is from 1983. I think that matters.
It may matter to you. In my opinion the overall standard of film making has got worse in the last 35 years, not better.

Again, each to their own.
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 :thumbsup
Couldn't agree more with that Dusty.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 20, 2018, 12:28:53 pm


Remember though that that review is from 1983. I think that matters.
It may matter to you. In my opinion the overall standard of film making has got worse in the last 35 years, not better.

Again, each to their own.
:thumbsup
Couldn't agree more with that Dusty.
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YEs, I agree too...

The way the film is done makes it perfect to me.

There is something that always makes me smile, and it's the guy on the motorbike. Anytime anyone tries to cross the street, the motorbike pass without stop, always, a curios joke  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 20, 2018, 12:57:39 pm
Another thing that bugged me was that it wasn't funny enough to be a comedy and not dramatic enough to be a drama. And the attempts at humor often fell flat in my opinion. And the guy who played the Olsen character - could he be more overacting and irritating?

Sorry, guys. It just wasn't for me. We like what we like, and I'll shut up to not ruin the party.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 20, 2018, 01:06:51 pm
Another thing that bugged me was that it wasn't funny enough to be a comedy and not dramatic enough to be a drama. And the attempts at humor often fell flat in my opinion. And the guy who played the Olsen character - could he be more overacting and irritating?

Sorry, guys. It just wasn't for me. We like what we like, and I'll shut up to not ruin the party.

Not a fan of it then?  :lol

That's cool.  Try one of the other films maybe?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 20, 2018, 01:13:33 pm
Not a fan of it then?  :lol

That's cool.  Try one of the other films maybe?

Not a fan, no. I really wanted to.

I like Wag the Dog and The Princess Bride. A Shot at Glory was OK-ish. Very predictable. It's a long time since I watched Cal, but it was good, I thought then. I can't remember if I liked Comfort and Joy. I haven't watched Metroland or Altamira.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 20, 2018, 01:17:10 pm
Not a fan of it then?  :lol

That's cool.  Try one of the other films maybe?

Not a fan, no. I really wanted to.

I like Wag the Dog and The Princess Bride. A Shot at Glory was OK-ish. Very predictable. It's a long time since I watched Cal, but it was good, I thought then. I can't remember if I liked Comfort and Joy. I haven't watched Metroland or Altamira.

You can't want to. You like it or not, that's what it is :)

Any of the MK scored films has its thing. The first time I watched Local hero I thought it was very boring, very bad. But that's because at that moment I was very into blockbusters and succesful films, I wasn't ready for that kind of movies. Many years later I watched it again and I loved it, I understood better what was the film about, the characters, the scenary...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 20, 2018, 01:19:45 pm
"I wanted to" meaning "I was trying to be as positive as I could".

I also like smaller films, often with unknown actors. But even with good actors, a movie can be bad if it's made or written badly.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 20, 2018, 01:23:08 pm
"I wanted to" meaning "I was trying to be as positive as I could".

I also like smaller films, often with unknown actors. But even with good actors, a movie can be bad if it's made or written badly.

Thats the thing. Local hero is made and written very well. It tells the story Bill Forsyth wanted to tell in the way he wanted. You simply don't like it. Don't worry, anyone is different.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 20, 2018, 01:27:20 pm
"I wanted to" meaning "I was trying to be as positive as I could".

I also like smaller films, often with unknown actors. But even with good actors, a movie can be bad if it's made or written badly.

Thats the thing. Local hero is made and written very well. It tells the story Bill Forsyth wanted to tell in the way he wanted. You simply don't like it. Don't worry, anyone is different.

That's the thing. I don't think it was well written. The dialog really isn't good. It actually feels more like lines delivered at a theater. Even the great Burt Lancaster sounds as if he's on stage.

The movie is also too long. It would definitely have helped to cut 20 minutes.

I guess I wasn't a fan :D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 20, 2018, 01:29:50 pm
"I wanted to" meaning "I was trying to be as positive as I could".

I also like smaller films, often with unknown actors. But even with good actors, a movie can be bad if it's made or written badly.

Thats the thing. Local hero is made and written very well. It tells the story Bill Forsyth wanted to tell in the way he wanted. You simply don't like it. Don't worry, anyone is different.

That's the thing. I don't think it was well written. The dialog really isn't good. It actually feels more like lines delivered at a theater. Even the great Burt Lancaster sounds as if he's on stage.

The movie is also too long. It would definitely have helped to cut 20 minutes.

I guess I wasn't a fan :D

So you are more likely to enjoy the musical, LOL
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 20, 2018, 01:31:49 pm
I'm not a musical guy, but I can actually see now how LH could work on stage. As musical though, hm. Maybe.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on September 20, 2018, 01:33:43 pm
Not a fan of it then?  :lol

That's cool.  Try one of the other films maybe?

Not a fan, no. I really wanted to.

I like Wag the Dog and The Princess Bride. A Shot at Glory was OK-ish. Very predictable. It's a long time since I watched Cal, but it was good, I thought then. I can't remember if I liked Comfort and Joy. I haven't watched Metroland or Altamira.

I like Wag the Dog; managed to see it in an independent cinema.  Princess Bride is not my genre so I have no interest in it.  I can't believe I haven't seen A Shot at Glory yet, or Cal for that matter.  Comfort and Joy I enjoyed immensely since the story is true and local to me.  I also like Bill Paterson.  Same here with Metroland and Altamira.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on September 20, 2018, 04:14:19 pm
Don't watch A Shot At Glory. Complete crap.

Metroland is very good.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on September 20, 2018, 04:22:32 pm
Don't watch A Shot At Glory. Complete crap.

Metroland is very good.
Wag the dog is best...together with Princess bride

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Stanko on September 21, 2018, 12:46:18 am
Don't watch A Shot At Glory. Complete crap.

Metroland is very good.
Wag the dog is best...together with Princess bride

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These are all great movies for me.
Somehow I have got an impression that you always come to some sort of struggle if you want Mark get involved into it, you always have to have him convinced afterwards, i mean he wouldn't do it if the plot is not right for him, and there are some examples about out there, and i salute that!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on September 21, 2018, 02:55:02 am
I like Wag the Dog; managed to see it in an independent cinema.  Princess Bride is not my genre so I have no interest in it.  I can't believe I haven't seen A Shot at Glory yet, or Cal for that matter.  Comfort and Joy I enjoyed immensely since the story is true and local to me.  I also like Bill Paterson.  Same here with Metroland and Altamira.

You should give The Princess Bride a go, even if it's not your genre. It's really a parody of the genre, and the writing is great. Watch it even if it's just to observe how Mark's music is utilized in the film. And this line "Hello, I'm Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." - it's a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 27, 2018, 10:16:31 am
Was someone able to get tix for the press night 23rd or was that date never available to the general public?

There are still tix available for almost all shows.
Given that rather small venue I would have thought it would sell out much faster.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 10:17:34 am
Was someone able to get tix for the press night 23rd or was that date never available to the general public?

It was blocked since day 1  :(

Maybe you could try to ask the theatre just in case they decide to open to general public seats that are not being occupated by press...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 27, 2018, 10:20:32 am
Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 10:25:18 am
Ok, thanks.

I just asked them. Maybe if they receive questions from some different fans would think about allocate some seats for non press people, who knows...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 27, 2018, 10:31:43 am
Ok, thanks.

I just asked them. Maybe if they receive questions from some different fans would think about allocate some seats for non press people, who knows...

Ok, I asked them as well.
Although I don't think they will open the premiere night to normal human beings...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on September 27, 2018, 11:26:35 am
They answered me. There is a chance they will open the sale to general public but in case that happens it will be very close to the date, but they can't be sure if that would happen.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on September 27, 2018, 12:25:09 pm
They answered me in the same way.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on October 26, 2018, 11:08:09 am
I finally changed my "Local Hero Musical" tickets to early April. I had booked in the beguining tickets for the last represntation but it's too close to the start of the tour so I changed them.

Now that we have the tour dates and started to plan the travels, any of you had decided to buy tickets for the musical as well? There are still tickets for almost all days.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on October 26, 2018, 11:35:55 am
I finally changed my "Local Hero Musical" tickets to early April. I had booked in the beguining tickets for the last represntation but it's too close to the start of the tour so I changed them.

Now that we have the tour dates and started to plan the travels, any of you had decided to buy tickets for the musical as well? There are still tickets for almost all days.

We have tickets for 10th April.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on October 26, 2018, 11:51:16 am
I finally changed my "Local Hero Musical" tickets to early April. I had booked in the beguining tickets for the last represntation but it's too close to the start of the tour so I changed them.

Now that we have the tour dates and started to plan the travels, any of you had decided to buy tickets for the musical as well? There are still tickets for almost all days.

We have tickets for 10th April.

Me on Saturday 6th
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on October 26, 2018, 01:16:48 pm
Friday 5th
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 17, 2018, 06:13:00 pm
I just Saw this tweet:

 @BBCRSAfternoons: https://twitter.com/BBCRSAfternoons/status/1074672521251827714?s=09

Mk is being interviewed about the musical with David Greig, but I don't get when ans how to listen to it.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 17, 2018, 06:15:02 pm
OK, I found it:

@lyceumtheatre: https://twitter.com/lyceumtheatre/status/1074703318566486016?s=09

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001my5?platform=hootsuite
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on December 17, 2018, 06:45:49 pm
OK, I found it:

@lyceumtheatre: https://twitter.com/lyceumtheatre/status/1074703318566486016?s=09

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001my5?platform=hootsuite

So Mark will do his 1000000th signing session for Maak People outside of BBC building :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 18, 2018, 12:43:44 pm
The most expected question for me was the one MK is being asked about minute 30 of the interview, the involvement of MK during the representations.

If I'm right, as MK adopted a Scottish accent sometimes difficult for me, MK says he will be "around" but not playing, acting etc

Please someone, specially our Scottish amiters, could transcribe it more accurately?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on December 18, 2018, 02:20:31 pm
The most expected question for me was the one MK is being asked about minute 30 of the interview, the involvement of MK during the representations.

If I'm right, as MK adopted a Scottish accent sometimes difficult for me, MK says he will be "around" but not playing, acting etc

Please someone, specially our Scottish amiters, could transcribe it more accurately?
I gave it another listen, as I am curious if he would be there.  I had the impression he did not really answer with a clear yes or no.
But English is not my mother tongue, either!
So still hope to get a glimpse on him there!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 18, 2018, 02:40:08 pm
I understood something I already told here as a guess, that he will attend the shows, with David Greig and Bill Forsyth, at least the firsts ones to check if everything goes well or need changes.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 18, 2018, 02:43:02 pm
Also, if I understood correctly, his involvement with the musical started with David Greig asking MK for permission to use the soundtrack songs for the musical and ended with MK sending some demos with songs for some of the characters... And from there to be writing the songs and music and cowriting with Greig and Forsyth.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on December 18, 2018, 06:12:56 pm
The most expected question for me was the one MK is being asked about minute 30 of the interview, the involvement of MK during the representations.

If I'm right, as MK adopted a Scottish accent sometimes difficult for me, MK says he will be "around" but not playing, acting etc

Please someone, specially our Scottish amiters, could transcribe it more accurately?

I didn't detect a Scottish accent, and I should know!  Earlier he adopted one for his Bill Forsyth impersonation regarding Burt Lancaster but that was only a few words. 

He said he will be "somewhere or other just to keep an eye on things..."
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on December 18, 2018, 07:43:19 pm
The most expected question for me was the one MK is being asked about minute 30 of the interview, the involvement of MK during the representations.

If I'm right, as MK adopted a Scottish accent sometimes difficult for me, MK says he will be "around" but not playing, acting etc

Please someone, specially our Scottish amiters, could transcribe it more accurately?

I didn't detect a Scottish accent, and I should know!  Earlier he adopted one for his Bill Forsyth impersonation regarding Burt Lancaster but that was only a few words. 

He said he will be "somewhere or other just to keep an eye on things..."
MK has a bit of a 'posh' Geordie accent but certainly no Scottish tones there...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 18, 2018, 07:55:23 pm
I'm Spanish, if MK is interviewed in a Scottish radio by a Scottish journalist in company of a Scottish writer, and it's more difficult than usual for me to understand, my little knowledge of the British accent makes me think he's speaking with a Scottish accent, lol

Actually, I find more difficult to understand MK when he's being interviewed in the UK, or he talks to a British audience that when he's talking for other non native English audience, TV or radio... Specially when he's in Scotland or Newcastle, I find it harder to understand.

I can't understand almost anything that David Gilmour says no matter where he's talking, lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: qjamesfloyd on December 19, 2018, 08:07:59 am
That's a surprise, David Gilmour speaks more posh and more clearly and confidently than Mark does.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 19, 2018, 11:12:58 am
That's a surprise, David Gilmour speaks more posh and more clearly and confidently than Mark does.

I find it very very difficult to understand him, really. But MK I understand almost everything he says except when he's in "his cities", lol.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on December 19, 2018, 11:59:22 am
I'm Spanish, if MK is interviewed in a Scottish radio by a Scottish journalist in company of a Scottish writer, and it's more difficult than usual for me to understand, my little knowledge of the British accent makes me think he's speaking with a Scottish accent, lol

Actually, I find more difficult to understand MK when he's being interviewed in the UK, or he talks to a British audience that when he's talking for other non native English audience, TV or radio... Specially when he's in Scotland or Newcastle, I find it harder to understand.

I can't understand almost anything that David Gilmour says no matter where he's talking, lol

There are certainly a great many regional accents in Scotland within only a few miles of each other, even within Glasgow and it's surrounding area.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on December 19, 2018, 09:00:34 pm
I wonder when the album will be released :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 19, 2018, 10:13:56 pm
I wonder when the album will be released :think

Guy told.once that after the play is represented in theaters.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on December 19, 2018, 10:37:33 pm
I wonder when the album will be released :think

Guy told.once that after the play is represented in theaters.

Yes, I remember. I am waiting for the album with impatience.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on December 19, 2018, 10:41:45 pm
Guy also said there isn't even an album yet.

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on December 20, 2018, 02:05:13 pm
Guy also said there isn't even an album yet.

LE

And I'd say that it would take a lot to have an album... it might have the songs that are being performed and there is a chance that when they are representing the musical some songs might change or be take away from the show etc...

They are recording a lot, that's for sure, as some of the musicians involved (Robbie, Marcus Cliffe etc) posted pictures of the sessions but, who knows what would end in the record in the end...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 18, 2019, 01:02:05 pm
According to somw tweets of people involved in the project, the musical is being rehearsed right now

Searching hashtags #localheromusical and #localhero I found some of them.

https://twitter.com/runcatgirlrun/status/1084905943530434561

https://twitter.com/WBurtonCasting/status/1084778270623711232

https://twitter.com/CaroNewling/status/1085262879618727937
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on January 18, 2019, 04:45:17 pm
Thank you, good to finally see some life coming into the production!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 19, 2019, 09:40:40 am
They have extended the play two weeks because of the great demand!

Also the full cast has been announced:

https://lyceum.org.uk/press/entry/new-dates-and-cast-announced-for-local-hero
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on January 19, 2019, 10:46:50 am
I don't see Karen Mathieson mentioned in the cast.    She was pictured some time ago, with MK!    :think   

Actually, I don't recognise any of the cast list, even though Guy said some time ago:

"I CAN tell you that there are many musicians involved in this project, most of them are very familiar to us all" 

I wonder who will be in the orchestra/band?   


Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 19, 2019, 11:17:16 am
Karen Mathieson is not an actress but a singer.

The cast is made of actors that also sing. The people who went to British grove to record the songs were just to put voice to the lines MK wrote for the actors but in the play it's going to be the actors who will sing what others recorded at BG.

If we are lucky they will release what they recorded at BG. Sometimes they just release what the actors sing in the play.

Sting did both. Released his own recordings of the last ship and also a version sung by the cast.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on January 19, 2019, 11:27:13 am
Karen Mathieson is not an actress but a singer.

The cast is made of actors that also sing. The people who went to British grove to record the songs were just to put voice to the lines MK wrote for the actors but in the play it's going to be the actors who will sing what others recorded at BG.

If we are lucky they will release what they recorded at BG. Sometimes they just release what the actors sing in the play.

Sting did both. Released his own recordings of the last ship and also a version sung by the cast.

Thanks for explaining!  It seems quite complicated to me.   :)  I hope we will hear the recordings from BG too.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 19, 2019, 11:32:16 am
Actually is the BG recordings what are of interest for us... There is if course MK, Guy, the Mac's, Robbie, Ianto, Danny, Marcus Cliffe and other players and singers well known... it would be a pity if they don't release all that recordings...

Now I'm wondering if the music during the representations would be played live by musicians or using playback from the BG recordings and the actors sing over it at the stage.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on January 19, 2019, 11:51:54 am
I don't see Karen Mathieson mentioned in the cast.    She was pictured some time ago, with MK!    :think   

Actually, I don't recognise any of the cast list, even though Guy said some time ago:

"I CAN tell you that there are many musicians involved in this project, most of them are very familiar to us all" 

I wonder who will be in the orchestra/band?   

Probably local musicians.  John McCusker and Phil Cunningham are local musicians!  Can't see PC in the pit though, he's more likely to be on the stage!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on January 19, 2019, 08:38:40 pm
Local newspaper article about the extended run:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/star-studded-cast-and-extended-run-announced-for-world-premiere-of-local-hero-musical-1-4858976

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 24, 2019, 11:25:40 am
From Guy's forum,  a question of mine.

Q: Hello Doc. I read several tweets from people involved in the musical that the rehearsals already started with the actors. I guess MK and you are also there, aren´t you? Could you tell us anything about the rehearsals, how is going, whatever? This project is very very interesting and exciting for many of the fans and we would be happy to know any detail you are allowed to share.

A: Obviously I can’t share too much but yes, rehearsals are underway and the cast and crew are finalised for the Edinburgh run starting in March. Mark and I are in and out as there is now quite a team running the whole thing. It’s all very exciting.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on January 24, 2019, 12:28:30 pm
From Guy's forum,  a question of mine.

Q: Hello Doc. I read several tweets from people involved in the musical that the rehearsals already started with the actors. I guess MK and you are also there, aren´t you? Could you tell us anything about the rehearsals, how is going, whatever? This project is very very interesting and exciting for many of the fans and we would be happy to know any detail you are allowed to share.

A: Obviously I can’t share too much but yes, rehearsals are underway and the cast and crew are finalised for the Edinburgh run starting in March. Mark and I are in and out as there is now quite a team running the whole thing. It’s all very exciting.


I hope this doesn't impact on rehearsals for the tour.  If so it would mean fewer new songs and back to playing what they already know.   ::)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 24, 2019, 12:41:50 pm
Another question of mine to Guy:


Q:Thanks Doc for your answer about the Local Hero musical. I’m quite excited about it and really looking forward April that is when I have tickets. I don’t know if you can answer this but, there is going to be musicians playing the songs during the representations, or it’s going to be pre-recorded music and the actors singing? I’m not very used to musicals so I don’t know how that things works… Thanks!

A: It’s all live.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on January 24, 2019, 05:53:30 pm
Good news! Thanks jbaent:)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 25, 2019, 09:08:13 am
As far as MK, Guy, the Macs etc will be touring from April, it means that musicians playing in the musical has nothing to do with MK and his band...

So, anything MK played will be played by other guitarist... and the magic touch will be missed, unless they choose a guitar player that plays like him...

I think it would had been better pre-recorded music, so you can hear MK playing and at the same time the actors singing but... they are the proffesionals...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on January 25, 2019, 11:57:42 am
Guy's reply to me:



Hi Guy! Will the music for Local Hero be performed by an orchestra or a band and if a band, will any of the members be familiar to us?


There is a live band that will do the show. I don’t think anyone you currently know although you may well do in the future.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on January 25, 2019, 12:20:15 pm
Guy's reply to me:



Hi Guy! Will the music for Local Hero be performed by an orchestra or a band and if a band, will any of the members be familiar to us?


There is a live band that will do the show. I don’t think anyone you currently know although you may well do in the future.

Very interesting.

I think that having a live band would be great for the performance itself but maybe they are leaving out the "Knopfler effect", if they would had used pre-recorded music, anyone who goes to the representation will hear Mark Knopfler playing, even it's recorded, but it's recorded specially for the representation...

I wonder if they would release two versions of the musical, one with Knopfler and his musicians and the other with the cast, or just one. In case they release just one, I hope it's the one with Knopfler!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on January 25, 2019, 07:45:37 pm
I have one big hope that a real album will be released.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 06, 2019, 01:14:48 pm
Did any of the people attending thought about record any of the perfomances? I mean, audio or video?

I guess it would be difficult because it's a small theater but it would be great for those who can't attend.

I would carry with me my digital recorder to record audio at least.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 06, 2019, 01:27:27 pm
Did any of the people attending thought about record any of the perfomances? I mean, audio or video?

I guess it would be difficult because it's a small theater but it would be great for those who can't attend.

I would carry with me my digital recorder to record audio at least.

Having been there a few times getting in with the equipment wouldn't be an issue, however using a video camera would probably get you spotted as ushers stand at the top of the row during the performance as far as I recall.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 06, 2019, 01:34:35 pm
Did any of the people attending thought about record any of the perfomances? I mean, audio or video?

I guess it would be difficult because it's a small theater but it would be great for those who can't attend.

I would carry with me my digital recorder to record audio at least.

Having been there a few times getting in with the equipment wouldn't be an issue, however using a video camera would probably get you spotted as ushers stand at the top of the row during the performance as far as I recall.

Most of mobile phones record HD video nowadays, mine does, but as you say, I would be spotted as it is suspicious to be all the perfomance with the mobile in my hand in suspicious position. I'm bad hiding it, thats why I would record audio.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 08, 2019, 01:43:27 pm
https://twitter.com/lethalshirl/status/1093206108674686976 (https://twitter.com/lethalshirl/status/1093206108674686976)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyvZKEdWkAAIQQG.jpg)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 08, 2019, 10:52:55 pm
Where is the seagull and the inscription telephone?  :D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 09, 2019, 07:39:47 am
The making of local hero, the musical.

Video

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/video-the-making-of-local-hero-the-musical-stage-production-1-4870569
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on February 09, 2019, 09:08:45 am
Thanks, what a nice start into Saturday!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 09, 2019, 02:59:58 pm
Thanks - cool video.  I've got a picture of that phone box with the castle in the background - it's just round the corner from the Lyceum. 
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 10, 2019, 08:54:47 am
Thanks - cool video.  I've got a picture of that phone box with the castle in the background - it's just round the corner from the Lyceum.

You know i want that picture, don't you? Lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on February 10, 2019, 12:10:01 pm
Thanks - cool video.  I've got a picture of that phone box with the castle in the background - it's just round the corner from the Lyceum.

You know i want that picture, don't you? Lol

You'll get it!

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 10, 2019, 11:26:18 pm
The premiere on March 14. Information from the website:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on February 11, 2019, 08:01:29 am
The premiere on March 14. Information from the website:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

again… it doesn't say March 14th is the official premiere, there is a series of previews form March 14-22 at reduced prices.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 11, 2019, 09:12:45 am
The premiere on March 14. Information from the website:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

again… it doesn't say March 14th is the official premiere, there is a series of previews form March 14-22 at reduced prices.

The "premiere" or "first performance" was supposed to be on March 19th... They added some previews dates before... strange.

They say in the web:

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and The Old Vic present the World Premiere of
Local Hero

So my guess is they mean the first preview date is the world premiere of the musical.

It makes sense as it's the first performance with public, so, the premiere.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 27, 2019, 07:43:32 pm
GF:

the opening (press) night is Saturday March 23rd. Before that I believe it’s previews.

 :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 27, 2019, 08:47:55 pm
GF:

the opening (press) night is Saturday March 23rd. Before that I believe it’s previews.

 :think

I also don't understand the difference...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 27, 2019, 09:04:44 pm
There should be one official date.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: El Macho on February 28, 2019, 01:13:28 pm
Ads on all the bus stops in Edinburgh
I was there last week and I would have preferred to be in Edinburgh one month later !
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: El Macho on February 28, 2019, 01:15:33 pm
Why is the picture not in portrait position ? Sorry you'll have to turn your head !
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on February 28, 2019, 05:48:54 pm
GF:

the opening (press) night is Saturday March 23rd. Before that I believe it’s previews.

 :think

I also don't understand the difference...

jbaent it's good that you asked Guy about it. However, the answer is strange to me  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 06, 2019, 10:36:20 am
According to Guy, he flew yesterday to Edinburgh and today it's the first day of rehearsals with the full band.

According to some of the actors, the Lyceum has a rehearsal facility so I guess they would be rehearsing there.

And according to a newspaper, MK had a luxurious apartment at Edinburgh, so, I guess there are chance that if any of you go around and wait, could get to see Guy and/or MK   ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on March 06, 2019, 11:11:05 am
According to Guy, he flew yesterday to Edinburgh and today it's the first day of rehearsals with the full band.

According to some of the actors, the Lyceum has a rehearsal facility so I guess they would be rehearsing there.

And according to a newspaper, MK had a luxurious apartment at Edinburgh, so, I guess there are chance that if any of you go around and wait, could get to see Guy and/or MK   ;)

Wow, I thought they're going to stay at the hostel ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 07, 2019, 12:21:34 pm
Guy tell us today in his forum that there will be a CAST album.

Worst news ever.

MK songs will be sung by the actors and played by the musical musicians. Not by MK and the musicians who recorded with him in BG during these last years, like himself, Robbie McIntosh, Marcus Cliffe, Guy Fletcher, Ian Thomas, etc etc

At least we would listen to the songs but...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 07, 2019, 01:52:48 pm
Guy tell us today in his forum that there will be a CAST album.

Worst news ever.

MK songs will be sung by the actors and played by the musical musicians. Not by MK and the musicians who recorded with him in BG during these last years, like himself, Robbie McIntosh, Marcus Cliffe, Guy Fletcher, Ian Thomas, etc etc

At least we would listen to the songs but...

I'm extremely disappointed by this news and I hope they change their minds and make another album with MK and the band!   :disbelief
I was really looking forward to hearing the studio recordings.   :(
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 07, 2019, 02:01:47 pm
They must have the studio recordings, so maybe they will surface at some point, if we protest enough!   ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 07, 2019, 02:04:05 pm
Guy tell us today in his forum that there will be a CAST album.

Worst news ever.

MK songs will be sung by the actors and played by the musical musicians. Not by MK and the musicians who recorded with him in BG during these last years, like himself, Robbie McIntosh, Marcus Cliffe, Guy Fletcher, Ian Thomas, etc etc

At least we would listen to the songs but...

I'm extremely disappointed by this news and I hope they change their minds and make another album with MK and the band!   :disbelief
I was really looking forward to hearing the studio recordings.   :(

I asked Guy about it...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 07, 2019, 02:16:53 pm
Judging by the time it takes him to make an album these days it'd be another decade before release and he'd be about a hundred before the next solo tour so it's probably for the best!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on March 07, 2019, 02:49:48 pm
That sucks, really. It just drops my level of interest in it from 1 to zero.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 07, 2019, 07:40:16 pm
 :disbelief
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: straitsway75 on March 07, 2019, 09:07:29 pm
That sucks, really. It just drops my level of interest in it from 1 to zero.
I think the same thing perfectly  :disbelief
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 07, 2019, 10:09:19 pm
That sucks, really. It just drops my level of interest in it from 1 to zero.
I think the same thing perfectly  :disbelief

Of course it may persuade more people to attend the shows who were just intending to wait for the album release.  Personally I don't really see the point in buying the album now and I don't think I'll be alone, so I think they've hit a bum note here.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 07, 2019, 10:15:18 pm
I thought the album would be released as it did in 1983. Now I am losing hope :(
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: quizzaciously on March 07, 2019, 10:48:33 pm
Hey I'm completely disagree with you guys. You can't ruin a good song by giving a chance for somebody else to perform it.
I bet it has a lot of accents and stuff like that, so it's not exactly Mark's expertise anyway, so I'm actually pretty excited.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 08, 2019, 08:09:22 am
My last question to Guy and his answer. What do you think he means?

Q:Just a cast album of the Local Hero musical? There won’t be other version with the songs recorded by MK , you and many other musicians through theses years at British Grove? “The Last Ship” by Sting had two releases, one by Sting and other by the cast… I had hopes that Local Hero would have two releases as well…

A: It’s too early for me to talk about that. Rest assured.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 08, 2019, 08:46:16 am
My last question to Guy and his answer. What do you think he means?

Q:Just a cast album of the Local Hero musical? There won’t be other version with the songs recorded by MK , you and many other musicians through theses years at British Grove? “The Last Ship” by Sting had two releases, one by Sting and other by the cast… I had hopes that Local Hero would have two releases as well…

A: It’s too early for me to talk about that. Rest assured.

I think he means that there will be a studio album - eventually.   Maybe when the tour is over?  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 08, 2019, 09:24:02 am
"Rest assured"

There is hope here.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on March 08, 2019, 09:39:27 am
My last question to Guy and his answer. What do you think he means?

Q:Just a cast album of the Local Hero musical? There won’t be other version with the songs recorded by MK , you and many other musicians through theses years at British Grove? “The Last Ship” by Sting had two releases, one by Sting and other by the cast… I had hopes that Local Hero would have two releases as well…

A: It’s too early for me to talk about that. Rest assured.

I think he means that there will be a studio album - eventually.   Maybe when the tour is over?  :think
Also, maybe it was not "them" taking that decision, but rather mark's?

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 08, 2019, 10:52:45 am
I'm thinking about the Old Vic in London representations next year...

Maybe MK would be more involved in London representations? And from that would be released another record of it?

Or maybe another cast album, but from London  :smack
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Eddie Fox on March 08, 2019, 02:26:04 pm
I'm only interested in the songs and only if Mark's playing and singing, I've never been into musicals. I might check it out eventually though.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 08, 2019, 02:44:44 pm
Last night I treated myself to another viewing of "Local Hero".   It is a great little film and I'm really looking forward to being at the Lyceum, especially to see how it transfers to the stage and how the cast and band interpret Mark's music.   I will certainly buy the live CD, because it is yet another aspect of Mark's ongoing career, but I still hope that we will eventually have the studio recordings to enjoy and make comparisons.   I am not usually a fan of musicals, but I'm very excited about this one!   :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 11:42:16 am
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 14, 2019, 12:35:27 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 12:38:20 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."

Oh great! was that on any tv channel which has a website, and maybe they put that news reports there?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 14, 2019, 12:41:53 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."

Oh great! was that on any tv channel which has a website, and maybe they put that news reports there?

I immediately did a search last night after I saw it so I could share it on here but saw nothing.  It was on STV News on their programme Scotland Today if you want to search, but I couldn't find anything.  Maybe it's there now.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 12:43:26 pm
I will search... TV channels usually takes some time to upload their news to their website.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 01:07:17 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."

Oh great! was that on any tv channel which has a website, and maybe they put that news reports there?

I immediately did a search last night after I saw it so I could share it on here but saw nothing.  It was on STV News on their programme Scotland Today if you want to search, but I couldn't find anything.  Maybe it's there now.

Could it be this?:

https://player.stv.tv/summary/scotland-tonight/

Or this?:

https://player.stv.tv/episode/3red/stv-news-edinburgh/

I can't watch them in full now as I'm at work, if any can check it, I (and I'm sure more people...) would be very grateful!

... and it looks like you can't watch it from outside the UK!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 14, 2019, 02:23:58 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."

Oh great! was that on any tv channel which has a website, and maybe they put that news reports there?

I immediately did a search last night after I saw it so I could share it on here but saw nothing.  It was on STV News on their programme Scotland Today if you want to search, but I couldn't find anything.  Maybe it's there now.

Could it be this?:

https://player.stv.tv/summary/scotland-tonight/

Or this?:

https://player.stv.tv/episode/3red/stv-news-edinburgh/

I can't watch them in full now as I'm at work, if any can check it, I (and I'm sure more people...) would be very grateful!

... and it looks like you can't watch it from outside the UK!

Yes, the 2nd link - well done!  You have to log in to see it.  The article is toward the end of the show at around the 25:45 mark.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 02:26:07 pm
Today starts the Local Hero musical at the Lyceum Theatre of Edinburgh!!!!!!

According to their site today is already sold out but there are few tickets yet for tomorrow and tosome other of the previews:

https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero

I hope someone from AMIT or other forums are attending and watch some videos or pictures etc

Quite excited!

I caught some snippets on a local news report last night.  Too short to tell really and the reporter was talking.  I heard a re-arrangment of the Local Hero theme in there which was lovely, a song mentioning Alicante and something about "cheerio."

Oh great! was that on any tv channel which has a website, and maybe they put that news reports there?

I immediately did a search last night after I saw it so I could share it on here but saw nothing.  It was on STV News on their programme Scotland Today if you want to search, but I couldn't find anything.  Maybe it's there now.

Could it be this?:

https://player.stv.tv/summary/scotland-tonight/

Or this?:

https://player.stv.tv/episode/3red/stv-news-edinburgh/

I can't watch them in full now as I'm at work, if any can check it, I (and I'm sure more people...) would be very grateful!

... and it looks like you can't watch it from outside the UK!

Yes, the 2nd link - well done!  You have to log in to see it.  The article is toward the end of the show at around the 25:45 mark.

I cannot watch it, I get this message:


This programme is only available in the STV Broadcast Licence Regions and your postcode indicates that you're located elsewhere.


Please, someone living in the correct license regions could capture it and upload it in other place to watch it?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Love Expresso on March 14, 2019, 05:53:36 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/live-rabbit-dropped-from-local-hero-musical-hours-before-first-performance-in-edinburgh-1-4889512


Are you guys really willing to watch such an barbaric piece of cruelty and torture?

LE
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 14, 2019, 06:16:49 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/live-rabbit-dropped-from-local-hero-musical-hours-before-first-performance-in-edinburgh-1-4889512


Are you guys really willing to watch such an barbaric piece of cruelty and torture?

LE

Pardon?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 14, 2019, 06:30:23 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/live-rabbit-dropped-from-local-hero-musical-hours-before-first-performance-in-edinburgh-1-4889512


Are you guys really willing to watch such an barbaric piece of cruelty and torture?

LE

It has been replaced by a prop! 
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 14, 2019, 07:08:08 pm
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/live-rabbit-dropped-from-local-hero-musical-hours-before-first-performance-in-edinburgh-1-4889512


Are you guys really willing to watch such an barbaric piece of cruelty and torture?

LE

If you read the article fully the headline is a little misleading.  There wasn't going to be a scene where a live rabbit was going to be dropped in the musical.  There was however going to be a scene with a live rabbit in it which has now been dropped.

I'll bet those animal rights folk had a few hare-y moments!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 15, 2019, 08:35:48 am
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/live-rabbit-dropped-from-local-hero-musical-hours-before-first-performance-in-edinburgh-1-4889512


Are you guys really willing to watch such an barbaric piece of cruelty and torture?

LE

If you read the article fully the headline is a little misleading.  There wasn't going to be a scene where a live rabbit was going to be dropped in the musical.  There was however going to be a scene with a live rabbit in it which has now been dropped.

I'll bet those animal rights folk had a few hare-y moments!
Good one DMG, you're very bunny!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 15, 2019, 11:53:46 am
Can't find any report in internet about the first performance.

I know that press night is on 23rd but I guessed that some will go the firsts previews as well.

Can't wait to listen to anything from it  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 16, 2019, 02:25:38 pm
Me too.

A strange silence :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 16, 2019, 04:03:02 pm
I think it's quite normal not to review before press night. It seems no one here has any sense of how it's going?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 17, 2019, 08:39:26 am
Guy recommends a pub called The Blue Blazer near the theatre... Who knows if you go you find him there  :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 17, 2019, 12:58:34 pm
Guy recommends a pub called The Blue Blazer near the theatre... Who knows if you go you find him there  :think

Never been but it seems really nice.  There's a nice place called Bennett's Bar further up the road which would be more apt if Ricardo was visiting!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 17, 2019, 05:28:31 pm
Quite a few tweets from people who have seen it, all positive.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: knopflertom on March 17, 2019, 06:22:03 pm
Quite a few tweets from people who have seen it, all positive.

Have there already been any reviews?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 17, 2019, 06:26:36 pm
Just read all of the tweets.  It seems to have gone down very well with everyone!    :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 09:08:35 am
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 18, 2019, 01:26:06 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 01:30:00 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!

GREAT!

I hope you can record some videos for us  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 18, 2019, 01:34:33 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!

GREAT!

I hope you can record some videos for us  ;D

You want me thrown out!  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 18, 2019, 01:37:31 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!

Oh, lucky old you!   Please tell us all about it - every teeny weeny bit!   ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 18, 2019, 01:40:05 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!

Oh, lucky old you!   Please tell us all about it - every teeny weeny bit!   ;D

I don't want to spoil it, but I'll maybe give you a little insight.  Only if you're good...even if you're not!  ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 01:54:44 pm
Yes, people who attended are very enthisiastic about it! Really looking forward to it!

I can't wait until my show on the 10th.  I'm going tomorrow too!

Oh, lucky old you!   Please tell us all about it - every teeny weeny bit!   ;D

I don't want to spoil it, but I'll maybe give you a little insight.  Only if you're good...even if you're not!  ;)

Spoil us!!!! Just use the usual SPOILER warning  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 18, 2019, 05:14:14 pm
List of songs from Local Hero, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Act I

    "A Barrel Of Crude" - Company
    "Houston We Have A Problem" - Mac
    "We're Going To Make A Killing" - Company
    "What A Life" - Ben
    "Filthy Dirty Rich" - Gordon, Stella and Company
    "Rocks And Water" - Stella
    "That'd Do Me" - Company
    "I Hope You Haven't Changed On Me" - Stella and Gordon
    "Big Mac" - Iain, Viktor and Company
    "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again" - Mistress Fraser and Company
    "Lone Star State" - Viktor

   

Act II

    "Never Felt Better" - Company
    "Cheerio Away You Go" - Ben and Stella
    "Get A Move On"- Company
    "Numbers"- Stella and Mac
    "All The Things That We Do" - Company Women
    "In An Ideal Word" - Mac and Gordon
    "Game Over" - Stella
    "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again (reprise)" - Mac
    "Aiming For The Stars" - Ben and Company
    "Going Home"


Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on March 18, 2019, 05:20:31 pm
Going Home    :clap

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 18, 2019, 05:25:20 pm
I wonder what happened to "You Can't Eat the Scenery"?    :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 06:21:11 pm
List of songs from Local Hero, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Act I

    "A Barrel Of Crude" - Company
    "Houston We Have A Problem" - Mac
    "We're Going To Make A Killing" - Company
    "What A Life" - Ben
    "Filthy Dirty Rich" - Gordon, Stella and Company
    "Rocks And Water" - Stella
    "That'd Do Me" - Company
    "I Hope You Haven't Changed On Me" - Stella and Gordon
    "Big Mac" - Iain, Viktor and Company
    "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again" - Mistress Fraser and Company
    "Lone Star State" - Viktor

   

Act II

    "Never Felt Better" - Company
    "Cheerio Away You Go" - Ben and Stella
    "Get A Move On"- Company
    "Numbers"- Stella and Mac
    "All The Things That We Do" - Company Women
    "In An Ideal Word" - Mac and Gordon
    "Game Over" - Stella
    "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again (reprise)" - Mac
    "Aiming For The Stars" - Ben and Company
    "Going Home"

Great!

I also miss "you can't eat the scenary", maybe it has another name or has been dropped from the musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 06:26:58 pm
Lone star state was one of those titles in iswc-net that I didn't know from where it came from, I thought that it had something to do with local hero as it had an alternative title mentioning Viktor but I never suspected it was from the musical!

According to Wikipedia (thanks Val) it comes from the programme.

There are other titles missing from what we knew, I recall about something like "love song" "a cheekie wee pint" and others...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 18, 2019, 06:31:48 pm
I wonder what happened to "You Can't Eat the Scenery"?    :think

They couldn't digest the lyrics.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 18, 2019, 06:32:45 pm
These were that titles:

01) AIMING FOR THE STARS
02) BARREL OF CRUDE
03) CHEEKY WEE PINT
04) CHEERIO AWAY YE GO
05) FILTHY DIRTY RICH
06) I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED O(PINION)
07) I WONDER IF I CAN GO HOME AG(AIN)
08) IN AN IDEAL WORLD
09) ONLY ROCKS AND WATER
10) PERSONAL
11) SONG ABOUT LOVE
12) THAT D DO NICELY
13) THINGS WE DO
14) WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A KILLIN'
15) WHAT A LIFE
16) YOU CAN'T EAT THE SCENERY
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 18, 2019, 10:59:42 pm
I wonder what happened to "You Can't Eat the Scenery"?    :think

They couldn't digest the lyrics.
Removing this track is hard to stomach.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on March 19, 2019, 06:04:53 am
I wonder what happened to "You Can't Eat the Scenery"?    :think

They couldn't digest the lyrics.
Removing this track is hard stomach.

Hm. Food for thought.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Justme on March 19, 2019, 06:49:42 pm
It's the result of cherrypicking.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 20, 2019, 11:00:22 am
I don't see a mention of the Danny Oldsen character - played by Peter Capaldi in the film!    :think
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 20, 2019, 11:41:31 am
I don't see a mention of the Danny Oldsen character - played by Peter Capaldi in the film!    :think

Maybe his character is not important for the development of the action in the musical... Probably nobody goes to the airport to pick Mac and he arrives alone to Ferness...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 20, 2019, 01:28:43 pm
I don't see a mention of the Danny Oldsen character - played by Peter Capaldi in the film!    :think

Maybe his character is not important for the development of the action in the musical... Probably nobody goes to the airport to pick Mac and he arrives alone to Ferness...

Correct; you can't drive across a stage.  He carries his suitcases across the stage.  For the plane trip from Houston the cast carry some chairs onto the stage and sound effects imitate an aircraft.
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Post by: superval99 on March 23, 2019, 03:56:36 pm
Some good tweets from Mariella Frostrup.  She said the songs were sublime and worth the price of the ticket alone!  Really looking forward to being there - not long now.   :).
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Post by: superval99 on March 24, 2019, 10:47:29 am
https://inews.co.uk/culture/local-hero-lyceum-edinburgh-mark-knopfler-interview/

I was particularly intrigued by MK being described as "dressed like an elegant renaissance gentleman.."     :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 24, 2019, 01:23:25 pm
That interview is from Tuesday... I wonder how is that last night was the press night and there is nothing in the press about yesterday, except this?

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/mar/24/local-hero-review-oil-movie-musical-bill-forsyth-mark-knopfler

I am expecting MK pictures from the "premiere" but not yet...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 24, 2019, 01:35:53 pm
Here's a review from The Stage:

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/local-hero-mark-knopfler-review-royal-lyceum-theatre-edinburgh/
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 24, 2019, 03:05:10 pm
LOCAL HERO BY BILL FORSYTH & DAVID GREIG - MY THOUGHTS

MARK GORMAN



It was announced that Local Hero could be a possibility while I was still on the Royal Lyceum board three years ago and it seemed like a wild dream, almost a fantasy really; that one of Scotland’s most iconic movies could be turned into a stage play, and a musical at that.

Even though it rates only a solid, but unspectacular 7.4 on IMDB, it has been taken to Scotland’s heart.  I only watched it myself, a month ago, in anticipation of this production finally, miraculously landing.  But I wasn’t overly taken with the movie I have to say.  It has dated and I found too many of the performances pretty easy to criticise and that let  it down. So I approached last night nervously.

There was no need to worry.  This is a smash hit in the making.  The buzz around The Lyceum was palpable and the after show party felt like the West End had dropped into Edinburgh.

The Director is John Crowley for God’s sake – he of the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn: the man who has just directed the most anticipated movie (for me anyway) of 2019; The Goldfinch.

The set designer is Scott Pask – Book of Mormon – heard of that?

And, of course, the music was developed and expanded by none other than Mark Knopfler himself.

The cast is not a Take The High Road reunion, indeed only two of the 15 have ever appeared on The Lyceum stage, and have Girl From The North Country, Kinky Boots, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Les Mis, This House, Wolf Hall , School of Rock and Sweeney Todd, amongst many others, littering their CVs.

This is the real deal.  This is monumental ambition for a 600 seat theatre in  Scotland. (Albeit the Old Vic are co-producers).

So, onto a couple of old upturned fish boxes sidle Matthew Pigeon, as Gordon the hotel-owner and chief negotiator, and Ownie (Scott Ainslie) to conclude Ownie’s accountancy requirements with change from a fiver.  If only Gordon had change.

It’s a quiet start that does not prepare you for the technical wizardry that underpins the first showstopper of the night, “A Barrel of Crude”.  And there’s a laugh right from the off. Light humour that litters an excellent script.

Through the opening half hour the lilting lament that formed the musical motif of the movie slips and slides into earshot before finally emerging fully formed.  It’s beautiful.

The story is pretty much as per the movie, but the morals feels somehow even more upfront as we chart the greed of the locals over the environmental consequences of their signing away their home village of Ferness (You can’t eat scenery though).

The big bad American oilman (played impeccably by Damian Humbley) is a great foil to Katrina Bryan’s Stella and Matthew Pigeon’s Gordon in a love triangle that doesn’t really quite come off (that would be my only real criticism of the show).

I particularly liked the movement in this (directed by Lucy Hind).  It’s a play about contrasting scales (big skies, small villages, small-mindedness and big ambitions) and what she skilfully does is play with that scale through subtle but lovely choreography to bridge scenes and dramatise that juxtaposition of scales.  It’s really nice to see great movement that’s NOT trying to be John Tiffany: again.

The dance movement is slick and light of touch.  With a big mixed-age, mixed-size cast that’s no mean feat.

The band is top notch and excellently MD’d by Phil Bateman on keys.

Although the score is inspired mainly by the Celtic canon it succeeds much more than Come From Away (that I saw on Monday) which too draws from that canon – but does it to death.  Here we have ballads, tangos, a bit of rock and roll and, yes, that plaintive motif.

The light and shade in this production’s musical content, for me, frankly blows the multi Olivier-nominated Come From Away out of the water.  Indeed, on every level this is a much more enjoyable evening of theatre – so roll on the Oliviers 2020.

The comparisons can’t fail be made – both are Celtic musicals set in tiny communities, in wildernesses where big America comes to visit.

The Local Hero ensemble is universally excellent, the direction superb but the showstopper of it all is the scenic design.  You’ll need to see it to appreciate it.  I ain’t gonna do it any justice here.  All I’ll say is this.  You haven’t seen the aurora borealis until you’ve seen Local Hero at The Lyceum.

Bravo Lyceum.  Bravo.

The show richly deserves both its standing ovation and the Sold Out boards you’ll find in Grindlay Street for the next six weeks.

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Post by: superval99 on March 24, 2019, 03:23:57 pm
Another review:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/local-hero-at-royal-lyceum-theatre-review-magic-of-bill-forsyth-s-film-conjured-up-on-stage-1-4894792
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 24, 2019, 03:48:42 pm
That Scotsman review sounds like very nearly 5 stars except for things which can still be worked on to streamline the running time a bit. It's also much the most complimentary about MK's music - the other two paper reviews both suggest a shortage of show-stoppers. I wonder if MK felt that he'd long since written the tune we were all going to come away humming. Anyway, I'm very pleased to be heading up to Edinburgh on Tuesday to see a couple of performances, one in poor seats, and one in good ones.

If there's a Times review tomorrow, I'll post it here.
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Post by: jbaent on March 25, 2019, 09:19:50 am
What I find curious is that there is not any video in youtube or elsewhere.

I know that this is theatre but, they are Mark Knopfler songs anyway!
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Post by: goon525 on March 25, 2019, 09:20:40 am
And here is The Times review, by their chief theatre reviewer. It's another 4 star which is almost entirely positive, and rather suggests that with a bit of tightening would be 5 star. (Actually, I suspect Ann T is a bit of a Dire Straits fan.) Anyway, all these positive reviews must suggest there's not much doubt about the Old Vic transfer.

Review: Local Hero, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
This musical is built on atmosphere and wonder, laced with a magical blend of Celtic folk and blues

Ann Treneman
March 25 2019, 12:01am,
The Times
Music
Theatre

★★★★☆
This is the musical based on the 1983 film Local Hero, a tale that follows Mac, a negotiator from a Houston oil company, as he tries to buy a remote Scottish beach and put an oil refinery on it. The film, with its haunting music by the rock star Mark Knopfler, was a hit, virtually defining a part of Scotland for a time, and remains adored.

It’s taken a mere 36 years (things move slowly on remote Scottish beaches) but the stage musical has arrived. The script is by Bill Forsyth (who wrote the film) along with the Lyceum’s artistic director David Greig. In what can only be called a musical coup, Knopfler has written 19 new songs for it plus, of course, the brilliant Going Home from the film.

“I didn’t want to write a musical-y musical,” says Knopfler. Well consider it done. Forget razzle-dazzle. Don’t even try to sit down if you’re rocking the boat. And if you think no one is going to rain on your parade then you’ve never been to Scotland. This musical is built on atmosphere and wonder and it is laced through with a magical blend of Celtic folk and blues, not to mention a bit of cabaret, fun and riotous rock. (There is even a disco ball.)

It is director John Crowley’s job to make us feel as if we, too, are locals in the fishing village of Ferness. There are uneven moments, and it could be tightened, but it isn’t long before we are there, with the locals, in the pub, on the beach and trying to use the village’s red phone box. The set, by Scott Pask, helps: the sky is a semi-circle of constant beauty, be it the stars or the northern lights. There is also a beguiling performance by Julian Forsyth as the beachcomber Ben.

The story is familiar, but it has been smoothed out and, I think, improved. Damian Humbley is brilliant as Mac, the Houston wheeler-dealer. He arrives, cock of the walk, with his electric briefcase and a beeping watch (“It’s digital,” he notes proudly). The villagers embrace the idea of a refinery and exult in the hilarious song Filthy Dirty Rich, but they forget to consult the most important person who turns out to be beachcomber Ben.


The music is the landscape here (bravo seven-piece band) and the voices are as clear as the stars overhead, particularly Humbley as Mac and Matthew Pidgeon and Katrina Bryan as the pub-owners Gordon and Stella.

One of the best songs is called: Houston, We Have a Problem. Well, let Houston worry about that. This gentle bittersweet musical is just fine. And the phone box is a star.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 25, 2019, 09:21:32 am
I don't find it that curious. I won't be indulging in illegal taping either.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 09:31:23 am
I don't find it that curious. I won't be indulging in illegal taping either.

I don't either.   I certainly wouldn't try recording in such a small theatre, if there was even the remotest chance of being spotted and told to leave!  I'm attending to enjoy the whole experience without any worries!    ;)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 25, 2019, 09:38:13 am
I don't find it that curious. I won't be indulging in illegal taping either.

I don't either.   I certainly wouldn't try recording in such a small theatre, if there was even the remotest chance of being spotted and told to leave!  I'm attending to enjoy the whole experience without any worries!    ;)

Well, I'm not recording in video either, but I will try to do an audio recording just to make sure that fans that can't attend could, at least, listen to the songs.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 09:39:52 am
Thank you for The Times review, goon525.   Almost all of the reviews have had 4 stars, with the exception of The Telegraph which gave 3 stars and it's headline describes it as "a beloved Scottish film ends up a lacklustre musical" - I don't subscribe to The Telegraph, so cannot give any more information.  All in all good reviews!    :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on March 25, 2019, 09:43:26 am
I don't find it that curious. I won't be indulging in illegal taping either.

I don't either.   I certainly wouldn't try recording in such a small theatre, if there was even the remotest chance of being spotted and told to leave!  I'm attending to enjoy the whole experience without any worries!    ;)

Well, I'm not recording in video either, but I will try to do an audio recording just to make sure that fans that can't attend could, at least, listen to the songs.

Thanks jbaent for your effort.
I think it will be well over a year from now before an official release (The run at the Old Vic starts in June 2020, and Guy has to record it during that time)
And maybe they will change or leave out one of the songs when transfering to London, so it's good to have a least some souvenir of it.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 09:56:54 am
I don't find it that curious. I won't be indulging in illegal taping either.

I don't either.   I certainly wouldn't try recording in such a small theatre, if there was even the remotest chance of being spotted and told to leave!  I'm attending to enjoy the whole experience without any worries!    ;)

Well, I'm not recording in video either, but I will try to do an audio recording just to make sure that fans that can't attend could, at least, listen to the songs.

Audio recordings are more discreet, of course, so I wish you all the best!    In the meantime, maybe something will leak out officially.  :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 10:17:23 am
SCOTSGAYARTS

Local Hero,

***** 5 Stars

“ The beating heart of Scottish Theatrical Creativity”

Bill Forsyth’s 1983 Bafta award winning motion picture “Local Hero” transformed Scottish cinema, for the first time Hollywood viewed Scotland as something more than tartan Tammie hats and shortbread and finally broke the mis held beliefs of films such as Brigadoon.

Now 35 years later, Forsyth has collaborated with Lyceum Artistic director David Grieg to write the book with acclaimed Musician Mark Knopfler (who created the original films album) delivering music and lyrics, Furness is back in a brand-new musical adaptation the is clearly the beating heart of Scottish theatrical creativity.

Local Hero tells the story of “Mac” an inspiring and finely nuanced performance from Damian Humbly an 1980’s Oil magnet executive working for Knox Oil of Houston Texas, he is sent to Furness in Scotland by his king pin boss “Happer” (the legendary Burt Lancaster in the film) played with consummate skill and talent by Simon Rouse. His mission is to buy Furness in order to set up an Oil Refinery and cash in on the 80’s Oil boom from Scottish Waters. Happer is also keen on getting his name on an asteroid comet and the clear skies of northern Scotland offer the best chance of that happening, Mac must keep in touch with Happer whilst buying the village from the locals. At its Heart Local Hero is tale of community, belonging to the environment around us and asks us what do we leave behind for future generations and is that worth selling out.

This musical adaptation is loving tribute to the film original and is engrossing from the off especially with Knopfler’s new songs managing to completely recapture the essence and style of the 1980’s whilst always tying in and furthering the story.

Both Humbly and Rouse form part of a 15 strong company of actors who are universally excellent bringing the villagers to life with ease, and the inherent comedy has the audience laughing form the off. Special mention must go to Katerina Bryan as “Stella” her voice is peerless  and to hear her sing vibrates around the lyceum is a moment of joy.

Director John Crowley has totally delivered us back into the 1980’s taking us back before the advent of mobile phones, the internet and where the art of communication is by GPO telephone box. He has done this by being joined in the production team by the very best from the creative industries. Tony award winning Scenic and costume designer Scott Pask has delivered a triumphant stage set that uses a massive cyclorama to great effect combined with Tony and Olivier award winning lighting designers Paule Constable’s work is a thing of rare beauty. Pask has also brought a detailed and accurate 80’s costume design to the show that’s flawless. The closing of Act 1 as the Northern Lights appear above Furness is a moment that sears into the memory and takes the breath away and reminds you just how good theatre can be when the boundaries are pushed beyond their limits.

Paul Arditti’s sound design is oft understated but peaks in the right moments with helicopters swooping over head and motorbikes screaming across the stage without the audience ever seeing either items its brilliantly done. Arditti’s work also ensures we hear the excellent 7-piece live band under the Direction of Phil Bateman. The band deliver Knopfler’s score with precision and its clear they enjoy every moment of being seen on stage especially during the wonderful ceilidh scene.

Local Hero deserves every one of its 5 stars and much like the film before it, this musical will transcend the art form of musical theatre, with witty script, uniformly excellent performances from the entire cast and a production element that can outdo many a west end show, this is a show that will live long in the memory.

As the curtain fell to the strains of Knopfler’s “Going Home” the audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation for just how brilliant a production they had just witnessed. The Lyceum doesn’t do musicals often but when they do, they change the landscape and showcase just why theatre matters. They tell the stories that engross and entertain and “Local Hero” can already take its place amongst the classics.

Do what you must to snap up a ticket and head for the Lyceum and be transported to Furness of the 1980’s it’s an experience you will never forget!

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 25, 2019, 10:43:10 am
Furness...  :smack
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 10:49:59 am
Furness...  :smack

I noticed!    ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 25, 2019, 06:18:29 pm
Having reprinted positive reviews, here's the negative one from the Telegraph Val referred to above (but kindly protected us from!). Please don't shoot the messenger! (Unless you want me to be sending postcards from Paraguay...) Incidentally, I used to read the Telegraph, and don't remember Mark Brown's name.



Local Hero, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, review: a beloved Scottish film ends up as a lacklustre musical



Mark Brown
24 MARCH 2019 • 12:02PM
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There was excited anticipation – and some controversy – ahead of this world premiere of the stage musical based on Bill Forsyth’s iconic 1983 film Local Hero, in which a Texas oilman arrives in the fictional coastal village of Ferness, in the north-west of Scotland, intent on turning it into an oil refinery. The feelgood gloss took a decided knock when Forsyth (who is credited as co-author, with David Greig, of the book for the show) announced that he would not be attending the opening night. 

The veteran filmmaker had, he said, been sidelined from the creative process and reduced to the role of a mere “editor”. We will probably never know whether his co-producers, the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and London’s Old Vic, were guilty of gross disrespect, or Forsyth was at fault for having too thin a skin for such a collaborative process.

In any case, the proof of the proverbial pudding is that, had he been in attendance at last night’s opening, the filmmaker would have had entirely different reasons to express disappointment. Although director John Crowley succeeds in evoking much of the warm humour of the original film, Mark Knopfler’s songs are depressingly unmemorable.




What is strange is that the former Dire Straits frontman had two very distinct starting points for his score; namely, his much-loved theme tune for the 1983 film, and Scottish traditional music. Both feature, but neither stamps its authority on a set of songs that is characterised, both musically and lyrically, by an insipid sentimentality.

It’s a pity, as the production is blessed with some fine performances, not least from Matthew Pidgeon as hotel proprietor-cum-financial advisor Gordon. The early number in which (having just learned of the proposed oil deal) he celebrates his coming wealth is more memorable for Pidgeon’s hilariously exuberant performance than for anything happening on the musical front.

 Local Hero runs at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh until April 20, then transfers to London
Local Hero runs at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh until April 20, then transfers to London CREDIT: STEPHEN CUMMISKEY
Damian Humbley, too, is nicely cast in the role of MacIntyre, the lonely Houston oil executive, which he plays with the perfect combination of go-getting arrogance, human frailty and self-effacing humour.

The book (from which Forsyth has distanced himself) winks at many of the film’s best-loved jokes, from a well-aged whisky being “old enough to be out on its own” to the unknown parentage of the village baby. The script takes some wrong turns, such as the irritatingly incongruous scene (complete with terrible song) in which the women of the village try to persuade the eccentric beach-dweller Ben to sell up and move into a retirement home.

Scott Pask’s understated set relies heavily upon Luke Halls’s impressive projections for its sense of spectacle, which it achieves most notably in the moments when it evokes the night skies over the Highlands. Ultimately, however, weighed down by Knopfler’s lacklustre score, the production seems perpetually stuck in second gear.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 06:36:58 pm
Thanks for the review, goon525!   I suppose he isn't a Knopfler fan then!   ::)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 07:18:22 pm
A review from The Herald:

 Local Hero

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Neil Cooper

Five stars

There was always a beautiful sleight of hand about Local Hero, Bill Forsyth’s big screen hymn to the transformative power of Scotland’s rural landscape. On the one hand, Forsyth’s iconic tale of an American oil company’s attempt to buy up the fictional village of Ferness is a charmingly romantic study of the power of the little guy in the face of being made an offer they can’t refuse. On the other, with free-market economics in full swing when the film was released in 1983, its take on community spirit defeating corporate capitalism was the gentlest of protests.

Thirty-six years on, this feels like the case even more in this gorgeous new stage musical based on Forsyth’s original screenplay, and co-written by Forsyth and the Lyceum’s artistic director David Greig. Featuring nineteen new songs by the film’s original composer, Mark Knopfler, director John Crowley’s co-production between the Lyceum and the Old Vic is a loving and immaculately crafted take on the original story.


Damian Humbly’s oil man Mac is dispatched to Ferness to set in motion plans to build a refinery, moving from a big-suited life of shiny skyscrapers, electronic briefcases and digital watches to a place where everybody cuts three jobs to make ends meet. Mac has an epiphany inspired by Matthew Pidgeon’s dancing hotel manager accountant, Gordon, his sort-of wife Stella, played with understated steel by Katrina Bryan, and Ben, Julian Forsyth’s wise old man of the sea.

Set beneath Luke Halls’ exquisite video projections on Scott Pask’s minimal set, Crowley’s production remains faithful to the essence of its source, with the show’s full fifteen-strong acting ensemble rising to the occasion. Their performances are heightened even more by Lucy Hind’s movement direction and a live seven-piece band overseen by Dave Milligan, who lace Knopfler’s songs with a poignancy and warmth that makes them the heart of the show. Arriving onstage at a time when billionaire bullies are running the world’s natural resources into the ground, this is a joyful gaze at a sky-full of possibilities beyond.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 25, 2019, 07:20:04 pm
MusicalTheatre Review:


Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

To have the temerity and the courage to re-visit such a well-loved film as Local Hero, there needs to be a reason to make it resonate with the here and now and not keep it in the aspic of 1982 or so. Although this production was not exactly put together in a twinkling, it succeeds on every level. This is a Local Hero for those who love the film and those who have never even heard of it, let alone Ferness! It is also a show that speaks for and of the people now in 2019.

The Royal Lyceum and The Old Vic must be applauded in bringing together Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler once again to create the stage show – and musical – of Local Hero. Keeping the time in the early 80s is absolutely fine and true to the core of the story – why else would you have a phone box being the only means of reaching Houston, Texas from Ferness in the north of Scotland? And the essential filofax and phone alarms telling you something is happening right now, but not what the something is? Wise move indeed.

So here we are between techie Houston and parochial Ferness – Houston wanting property for an oil refinery and Ferness wanting to make as much money as possible from the American investors.

In steps Mac (MacIntyre – a corruption of his grandfather’s name when he arrived in the USA from Budapest) with a two-fold mission: to secure Ferness as the ideal spot for the refinery for Knox Oil and Gas, whilst picking out a comet to be named for his ultimate boss, Felix Happer.

Mac (Damian Humbley), Stella (Katrina Bryan) and Gordon (Matthew Pidgeon) are the core of the piece. Gordon not only runs the local hotel, he’s the accountant and business advisor (not to mention taxi driver) for the locals. Stella helps Gordon run the hotel and is his accomplished partner for the tango and who can tell what else…

The ensuing story is based on the original work with additional songs all by Knopfler and an altered book with David Greig joining Bill Forsyth in writing this tightly focused text.

The music is wonderful – Knopfler’s signature chord progressions and unmistakeable guitar riffs play in and out of the foreground. The seven-piece band, led by Phil Bateman, is as remarkable as the score. ‘Rocks and Water’ is an outstanding solo number and ‘The Big Mac’ is a marvellously surreal sequence, fronted by Iain (John McLarnon) and Viktor (Adam Pearce).

The village of Ferness is picked out as a row of cottages in miniature, fronted by the famous telephone box. Scott Pask’s set design is both minimal and detailed: the cyclorama offers the sky or the sea making the space specific to the tiny coastal village – like an ever-changing painting of light and colour.

John Crowley’s direction is as restrained as it can be to allow room for the characters to come to life. Paired with Lucy Hind’s movement, every turn of the plot is clear and the pace is perfect. The characters have a real community with each other, picking up cues from the music and each other with genuine pleasure.

The ensemble work is inventive, often hilarious – the ceilidh and its morning after scenes are particularly fabulous.

Joy lives in the heart of this show – it’s delightfully infectious creating that ‘feel-good’ atmosphere in every beat.  Some of Forsyth’s renowned running gags work brilliantly onstage from motorcycles to prams; and many snatches of dialogue work even better in a live setting.

This show lives up to its promise in every measure possible. The finale, ‘Going Home’, brings the audience to its feet, yelling pleasure and congratulation.

Heartfelt and perfect – this deserves to run and run. Hope there’s a cast recording in the works!


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Post by: Kris-b on March 25, 2019, 07:49:33 pm
Thanks for sharing all those  reviews! Really getting excited now!
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Post by: dmg on March 25, 2019, 08:03:18 pm
Funny regarding The Telegraph review because in some respects it was similar to my own posted on here (except for better use of the English language that is)!  We both praised the same performance and I said that I wasn't humming the songs as I walked out the theatre either.  I don't tend to hum any of Mark's tunes though - they just aren't hummable music!  I certainly enthused more about the musical as a whole a LOT more though and still loved the music despite it's "unhummableness!"

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 25, 2019, 08:53:50 pm
I reckon Going Home is pretty hummable, as I’m demonstrating as I write this...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 25, 2019, 09:50:43 pm
I reckon Going Home is pretty hummable, as I’m demonstrating as I write this...

I always reckoned Walk of Life was probably the only tune he ever wrote that was really hummable for me.  The others just have too many complicated passages with pauses and inflections to make them easy to hum.
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Post by: Robson on March 25, 2019, 09:57:51 pm
Maybe boring but I will always defend Walk of Life because this is one of my three beginnings of a fantastic adventure with DS  ;)
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Post by: superval99 on March 26, 2019, 08:54:58 am
YOUNG PERSPECTIVE

Summary

It was an utter privilege to be in attendance for the opening night of a production that will surely grow to stand the test of time as a beloved classic for all.
5.0

Whatever you do, you do not want to miss the very first run of ‘Local Hero’, which debuts this month at the Lyceum. Adapted from the 1983 film written and directed by Bill Forsyth, Mark Knopfler has gifted the story with a fresh musical accompaniment that will bewitch audiences with the wild beauty of the Scottish highlands even as David Greig’s writing will leave them with a yearning for a simple place to call home.

In this unassuming story, the sleepy village of Ferness and its motley crew of inhabitants, is rocked by a crude disturbance, and I’m not talking about Rodney zooming past on his motor bike. An American oil company have flown out their best salesman, tasked with the challenge of purchasing an entire village, in order to build a belching oil refinery on the coast. Tensions run high in the community as everyone must decide what is best for the town, but more importantly, themselves.

The dialogue is witty and fast-paced, delivered by a wickedly gifted cast that perfectly emanates the familiar feel of a close-knit community. Each character is essential and eccentric in equal measure, subtly but hilariously proving the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. Sitting in those red velvet seats, the pride for a humble yet fervent depiction of Scottish culture swells from the audience and fills the entire theatre.

Matthew Pidgeon dominates as a portent of uproarious laughter. His character Gordon oscillates between venturesome negotiator and small-town sex icon – his dancing is a sight to behold indeed. Meanwhile, Katrina Bryan’s exquisite voice will make your heart desperately ache as the stubborn but worldly Stella, torn between the calls of wanderlust and a tugging desire to settle down.

Besides the engaging and wonderful choreography by Lucy Hind, especially in ‘That’d Do Me’, what makes this musical so successful is its universality. At its core is the question ‘what does home mean to me?’ and this is explored through a production that is at once simple and yet wholly immersive.

Is Gordon right in saying that “places change, Stella, it’s the people you need to hold onto”? Or is it the transient and unruly landscape that gives form to its people? In a musical of caricatures that you would think proves Gordon’s point, you will be surprised and delighted to note the artistic detail of the set that will leave you breathless at the splendid views that are conjured into your mind.

And so, despite the seemingly dull subject matter, much like the isolated town of Ferness, ‘Local Hero’ proves to be a provocative, and stirring, and idiosyncratic production about the sky the sea and the earth, and the people found in between. It playfully gambols between play and musical but always returns to comedy, uniting all theatregoers regardless of their individual preferences. It was an utter privilege to be in attendance for the opening night of a production that will surely grow to stand the test of time as a beloved classic for all.

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Post by: superval99 on March 26, 2019, 09:16:03 am
The Financial Times gave Local Hero ***** stars!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: hunter on March 26, 2019, 09:27:18 am
Mostly really good reviews so far. Wow. Well done!

As I noted elsewhere, I watched the film not long ago, and it just doesn't do it for me. Feels very dated (not the topic), and some of the performances feel corny and outright bad at times.

This musical, though, I'd actually like to see. It seems they have managed to make the story fresher in the right places. Would be nice if they made a video production.
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Post by: goon525 on March 26, 2019, 11:07:20 am
The Financial Times gave Local Hero ***** stars!

Don’t suppose we have a FT subscriber amongst us? I can get no further than “Cherished movie becomes marvellous musical” which is good as far as it goes!
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Post by: 2manyguitars on March 26, 2019, 11:11:34 am
Here you go...

Local Hero — cherished movie becomes marvellous musical at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh 

With new music by Mark Knopfler, this stage adaptation of Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film is a delight

“You can put a number on anything,” sings Mac, an American oil executive despatched to buy a beautiful Scottish coastal village in Local Hero, the new stage musical of the well-loved 1983 film by Bill Forsyth.Not necessarily. In the same week that Local Hero premiered at Edinburgh’s Lyceum, Scottish government statisticians issued the first formal estimate of the worth of the country’s “natural capital” — but noted that their £273bn valuation did not take into account any “aesthetic appreciation”. “Currently, there is no method in use that incorporates [such] considerations,” the government statisticians admitted. How to weigh nature and natural beauty against prosperity and development is the question at the heart of this exuberant production, just as it was of the film. With new music by former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, creator of the original haunting soundtrack, it charts Mac’s arrival in fictional Ferness with plans to replace the village and its perfect beach with a flame-belching oil refinery.Adapting such a beloved movie was a risky undertaking that has required some bold decisions. Forsyth, who co-wrote the musical with playwright David Greig, has complained of being frozen out of the project. But the adaption is a delight, combining the sympathetic humour of the original with fine songs and sharper laugh-lines.The film’s two main female characters have been combined into Stella, partner of Gordon, the village hotelkeeper/accountant. Gordon, played with real wit by Matthew Pidgeon, and most of the community eagerly embrace the chance to become, as one of the best songs puts it, “Filthy Dirty Rich”. But Stella sides with the environmental conservatism of beach shack-dweller Ben. Soon she opens Mac’s eyes to the beauty of Ferness’s land, sea and skyscapes, evoked with effective economy by Scott Pask’s sets.

Forsyth has previously suggested that the “soft-core environmentalism” of Local Hero is no longer adequate in a time of gathering environmental crisis, but despite the introduction of a little swearing, the musical retains most of the original’s gentle touch and whimsical resolution. It also steers clear of references to Donald Trump’s 2008 construction of a golf course on protected sand dunes in Aberdeenshire, a saga many saw as a real-life Local Hero tale.While some punches may have been pulled, and the lively pace flags slightly after the interval, this is a marvellous evening’s entertainment with a real appreciation both for the economic realities that make the villagers so keen to sell and the inestimable emotional cost of concreting a beautiful coast.The show is perfectly suited to Edinburgh’s relatively intimate Lyceum, where on press night the enthusiasm of the applause spoke both of pleasure and of relief that the musical had enhanced and not spoiled memories of the film.★★★★★

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Post by: goon525 on March 26, 2019, 12:21:50 pm
Many thanks, 2many.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on March 27, 2019, 10:38:06 am
from theartsdesk.com

Local Hero, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh - captivating musical with a harder edge

New staging brings the iconic 1983 movie's themes and characters into sharper focus

by David Kettle|Wednesday, 27 March 2019
   

“Cult” is probably an over-used adjective, especially when it comes to movies. But there’s undoubtedly something truly special about Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film – about a Texan oil executive on a mission to buy up a section of the Scottish coast for a vast new refinery, only to end up falling in love with the place – that makes it so warmly cherished by certain viewers.

Maybe it’s Local Hero’s disarming mix of laid-back whimsy and harder drama, its unapologetic sentimentality, its surreal eccentricity, its gentle humour. Or maybe it’s the movie’s ironic role-reversal, as villagers grow impatient to plunder their new-found wealth while the swaggering incomer grows ever more enraptured with the place. It’s a mix that’s undoubtedly helped by Mark Knopfler’s evocative original score, whose guitar theme “Going Home” alone can transport you straight back to the ramshackle charm of Ferness and its iconic phone box.

This makes a musical version of the movie quite a natural step, you’d think. So let’s start there. Knopfler’s music plays a pivotal role in the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre’s new Local Hero musical, co-written by Forsyth and David Greig, the Lyceum’s artistic director, which saunters southwards for a run at the Old Vic in June next year.

Knopfler has written no fewer than 18 new songs for the show but, to be honest, that’s probably a few too many – especially when only a handful of them feel immediately memorable. The stomping ‘Dirty Filthy Rich” as the villagers contemplate their imminent riches and the fantasy wish-fulfilment of “That’d Do Me” stand out, but others are far less distinctive, though Knopfler effectively brings the unmistakable twang of Scottish trad firmly to the fore, aided by a strong seven-piece live ensemble clearly at home in folk music. The very act of transforming Forsyth’s creation into a musical radically alters what was the film’s leisurely pacing, however. Knopfler’s songs inevitably pause the plot for contemplation, but the spoken sections thereby need to move things along, at what sometimes feels like an overly brisk pace.

Local HeroSo yes, despite its faithfulness to often quite small details of dialogue and plot, there are definite differences between the musical and the film. Ditched are young Peter Capaldi’s gauche Danny Oldsen and his (possibly) mermaid lover Marina, but elsewhere, there’s a harder edge and sharper definition to Local Hero the musical’s characters. Stella, the “sort-of” wife of hotelier/solicitor/accountant/taxi driver Gordon (a wonderfully slippery Matthew Pidgeon, just as oily as Denis Lawson in the movie), emerges as arguably the work’s central role, a forthright blow-in from Glasgow there to act as the villagers’ conscience, and given a strong, focused performance by Katrina Bryan (pictured above), who sings beautifully too. Adam Pearce has a wonderfully convincing swagger as Soviet fisherman Viktor, and Julian Forsyth (pictured below with Damian Humbley) makes an interestingly outspoken Ben, the ageing, land-owning beachcomber who proves the stumbling block to the purchasing plans of Texan Mac (Humbley), whose conversion to quiet village life is signposted perhaps a little too clearly.

Designer Scott Pask provides a simple set of miniature houses and stacked crates, all topped by a vast hanging screen that acts as a setting for Luke Halls’s sumptuous projections – of the villagers’ huge skies (looking like smeary Jolomo paintings), of the stars and comets so beloved of oil magnate Happer, of smudged dancers forming the shapes and colours of the northern lights.

Local HeroLocal Hero purists might balk at Greig and Forsyth’s changes – or perhaps contemplate what new light they shed on the work’s themes of home and progress, greed and self-sufficiency. There’s no doubt that the musical feels in sharper focus, with a stronger sense of direction and inevitability. And while that brings a new gentle propulsiveness to the plot – nudged along nicely in director John Crowley’s flowing production – it also means that Local Hero the musical is somewhat lighter on whimsy and childlike wonder. Nonetheless, it’s a captivating show that retains all of the movie’s mischievous elusiveness, with an ending that swerves suddenly sideways from apparently inevitable joy to deep sadness.
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Post by: skydiver on March 27, 2019, 10:47:41 am
from the wee Review

Local Hero   
at Royal Lyceum Theatre

An excellent adaptation of a classic film that is hilarious, heartbreaking and all too relevant.

Reviews / Theatre / Local Hero  Nico Marrone | 26 Mar 2019

 
Bill Forsyth’s classic 1983 comedy-drama, Local Hero, is often regarded as a seminal work in Scottish cinema. It served as a stepping-stone in the move away from the Kailyard-esque portrayal of Scotland which had dominated the industry up until that point; a move that would be completed by the release of Trainspotting in 1996. It seems fitting then that the new stage-musical adaptation of Local Hero also finds itself oddly placed both in and outside of the Kailyard. This proves to not necessarily be a bad thing, for every part of the show is masterfully executed and beautifully crafted to form an experience that is at once side-splittingly hilarious and utterly heartbreaking.

Of course, this seems only natural considering Forsyth penned the book which David Greig adapted for the production, resulting in a script that is incredibly sharp but simultaneously able to shift this humour to sadness and back on a whim. Local Hero keeps many of the hallmarks of the original film: it is after all the same story of a Houston Oil company representative becoming won over by the residents of the small Scottish village he has been sent to buy. At the same time, it also makes several updates that ultimately better the original. Gone is Danny (Peter Capaldi’s character in the film) who almost served as a buffer between the film’s central character, Mac, and the community of Ferness, as such that character’s experience in the town feels all the more personal.

This is, of course, aided by Damian Humbley’s portrayal of Mac, along with the rest of the cast who excellently bring the colourful characters of Ferness to life. The audience really come to care and sympathise with every single member of the community despite their often opposing ideals. Be it Stella’s (Katrina Bryan) desire to maintain the unspoilt, albeit idealised, beauty of  Ferness that only she – as an ‘blow-in’ – can see; Mistress Fraser’s (Wendy Somerville) wish to elope with the ‘Soviet Sinatra’ Viktor (a standout wonderfully characterised by Adam Pearce); or Iain (John McLarnon) and his dream to buy a new guitar and go on tour with his band. All of them are immediately memorable and feel like concrete characters with genuine economical and environmental concerns -the latter of which feels all the more relevant in the age of Trump and his golf courses.

These performances are greatly aided by John Crowley’s direction which, along with Lucy Hind’s superb choreography, makes for a spell-binding experience to watch as the audience struggles to take their eyes off the characters’ movements during the musical numbers. At the same time however, it is sometimes a struggle to return one’s gaze to the action on stage as it is so easily distracted by the canopy suspended above, upon which the sky is projected. The broad, colourful brush strokes that make up the evening sunset and the subtle twinkling of the stars at night are thoroughly mesmerising and – combined with the simple set on-stage – makes for a masterclass in minimalist set-design.

All of this, though, would be nothing were it not for the music composed by Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler, who famously composed the soundtrack to the original film. The tone of the guitar is iconically Knopfler, and as such is immediately recognisable the moment it picks up in the opening number, “A Barrel of Crude”, helping to encapsulate the 80s setting. Although it resonates throughout many of the songs, it melds beautifully with the traditional Scottish sound, giving an almost Ceilidh-like feel to many of the songs. Taking from a variety of genres, the fantastically composed songs will leave audience members humming the tunes long after the show has finished; especially “Big Mac” and “Cheerio Away You Go”.

Local Hero is a myriad of successes, particularly from a musical and technical standpoint, however it is not without some flaws. While the script may be witty and accompanied by strong performances all around, it does suffer from a degree of kitsch. Namely in the lack-lustre, Deus ex machina way in which the inherent conflict is resolved. While the sombre ending is heart-wrenching, one cannot help but feel unsatisfied in the way it came about. That said, it does not detract from the show too much and as one exits the Lyceum with the classic theme “Going Home” playing overhead, you will find yourself smiling as you reflect on the charming and wonderful piece of theatre that has just been experienced.
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Post by: superval99 on March 27, 2019, 12:25:57 pm
DAILY BUSINESS MAGAZINE


Local Hero

Musical theatre: Local Hero (rating 5/5)

The 1983 movie Local Hero was a landmark moment for Scottish cinema. Coming two years after writer Bill Forsyth’s breakthrough hit Gregory’s Girl, it redefined the stereotype portrayals of Scotland that had been depicted in movies of the 50s and 60s. Aided and abetted by some fantastic scenery and an evocative soundtrack from Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler, its impact and appeal have only grown in the past 36 years as it has moved from cult film to bona-fide classic.

All of which makes it ripe for a stage revival, but also carries the risk of it failing to live up to the standards set by the original. Any fears about the wisdom of the project are however unjustified. Not only does this new musical adaptation respect the legacy of the movie, it enhances it and there’s every chance that it could have the same effect for Scottish theatre, that the movie had for Scottish cinema, bringing it to mainstream audiences across the world.

The story is broadly the same as it was in the movie. Mac Macintyre (played by Damian Humbley), the America-based representative of a Texan oil magnate is despatched to the fictional Scottish coast town of Ferness to buy the land and secure the construction rights for a large oil refinery. It’s a deal that offers the locals money that they never could have dreamed of, but that comes at a price. The sea and sky that have been there for eternity will be lost to them.
Julian Forsyth as Ben
Julian Forsyth as Ben, left, with Damian Humbley as Mac (pic: Terry Murden)

The locals are not so sentimental that they don’t recognise what they could do with the money, and any romantic notions about the landscape are for people who haven’t lived all their lives there. Gordon Urqhuart (Matthew Pidgeon), the local publican, hotel owner, accountant and solicitor, sets out to strike a deal with Max that will change the locals’ lives. The main opposition to selling the town comes from his partner Stella (Katrina Bryan), an outsider born in Glasgow.

All of the main characters are superbly portrayed, with Pidgeon capturing perfectly the essence of the biggest man in a small town, Humbley convincing as the businessman finally noticing that the world is more than just a collection of deals to strike, and Bryan as the dreamer who found peace in a tranquillity that others had no choice but to tolerate.

The lack of misty-eyed depiction of the locals, and the replacement of yearning for bygone times with a practical hard-headed realism is one of the things that made the movie stand out against other cinematic versions of Scotland, and this is carried forward into the musical.

Unlike many musicals, where the songs appear to be set pieces, confirming what we’ve seen and placing the story on hold until they’re over, Knopfler’s new score, written for the musical, drives the plot forward and puts the characters’ thoughts and emotions into words, sounds and movement. Filthy Dirty Rich is performed with a joyous sense of abandonment as Gordon leads the village in unmitigated celebration of their new found wealth, and it’s perfectly contrasted with the beautifully reflective Rocks and Water where Stella questions what is really important in life and concludes there are some things that money can’t take the place of.

Director John Crowley clearly knows that the atmosphere of the movie was created by far more than scenery alone, and this is reflected in the set design by Scott Pask, which is simple, yet effective, enabling the story to switch effortlessly between different locations which are all brought to life by the characters, the script and the music.

Where something more is needed, such as the Northern Lights and an American trading floor, it’s done through the lighting and projection designs of Puale Constable and Paul Arditti.

From start to finish this is an excellent, well-considered production, with superb acting, singing, movement and direction that all come together to bring the spirit of the fictional Scottish town to the stage. It’s already booked in for an extended run at The Lyceum and transfers to the Old Vic in London next year. It should become every bit as important and timeless as the film was.
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Post by: superval99 on March 27, 2019, 03:30:41 pm
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL.org

Local Hero

By David Petherick | March 27, 2019

It's a big risk to take such an iconic, well-loved Scottish film and turn it into a stage musical. But Local Hero at The Lyceum is a triumphant, joyous and uplifting success.

From the start, sparse, simple staging and subtle washes of light create an intimate, evocative atmosphere, with earthy humour and a distinctly Scottish approach to money is highlighted. Author David Greig, co-writing with the Director of the original 1983 film Bill Forsyth, had a deft choice of characters, situations and dialogue to carry the story. So many episodes and one-liners echoed, nodded to, and went beyond the genius of the original.

A completely new score and lyrics by Mark Knopfler are delivered magnificently by live musicians and is complemented by gorgeous, confident vocal performances from an outstanding cast. There is celtic folk, blues, cabaret and rollicking rock. None of the characters really resemble those from the original - all have quite different appearances, and all fill the roles with new nuances. The character of Stella is drawn out and develops in particular in a different way to what many will remember from the big screen. And the motorcyle maniac Robby is very much present, but there only as an unexpected, loud, but entirely invisible presence.

Music, of course, pulls us through the story rather than images or action, and the motif of 'big oil' and the environmental subtext of the original is cleverly brought up to date through the now seemingly archaic sentiments in 'A Barrel of Crude' and the bawdy, bombastic 'Filty Dirty Rich' is delivered memorably by the entire company. There is a soft, elegaic quality to Mistress Fraser's 'I wonder if I can go home again' and the first act ends with the magnificent Russian vowel sounds of Viktor, drunkenly relishing the delivery of his mournful lament in 'Lone Star State'.
Stunning simplicity & iconic imagery

The second act opens with the aftermath of the ceilidh celebrated ironically with a hungover belting out of 'Never felt better' before Ben delivers his bombshell news in 'Cheerio, Away you go' to provide the crucial stumbling block to Ferness' dreams of riches. There's perhaps a covert political message for our times with 'Get a move on' before more elegy and reflection with Mac and Gordon's touching duet 'In an ideal world', ending with a show-stopping tango.

There's a quiet mastery in the way that elements such as Gordon and Stella's dancing weaves in and out of the story, and Mac's ridiculous electric briefcase and digital watch echo key scenes from the film, but they have an enlivened, strictly theatrical presence here that are stunning in their simplicity. In the same way, a simple shrug from Mistress Fraser, when asked about the origins of the unseen baby, answers his question and raises a laugh in the theatre in a quite different way to the laugh the film scene evokes.


The iconic phone box is there of course, and backdrop of a big, ever changing sky move and are lit superbly, and the sounds of gentle waves, or terrifying motorbikes, or a plaintive ring tone all work into a cohesive, deeply pleasing whole. The choreography of how the cast move in some of the big set pieces is masterful, and both costumes and props are understated, but just right somehow. And the idea of home, belonging, and loneliness, both for the residents of Ferness and, quite altered by his visit, for Mac, becomes a bigger, more central element on stage than in the film.

I don't want to single out any one performer for praise - they are all quite magnificent both individually, and as an ensemble. This is a fantastic melding of all the power of great musical theatre, and it is a credit to everyone involved in bringing this much loved story to the stage. Tickets are already a hot item, and deservedly so. Go and see this gorgeous, show - it will surely delight and uplift you, and wherever you call home, it will make you happy to be in Scotland.

5 stars ★★★★★

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 27, 2019, 04:05:49 pm
There’s getting to be a pattern to these reviews, isn’t there!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Pottel on March 27, 2019, 07:46:43 pm
There’s getting to be a pattern to these reviews, isn’t there!
There is only so much reviews one can read ....

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Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 28, 2019, 12:06:24 am
Well I’m not going to bore Pottel with a full review, not tonight anyway. Just back from the show, and it’s terrific. Full of fun, some good numbers, great staging, the last ten minutes maybe needs a little more work. But it’s basically a huge success - and the audience, clearly not all dedicated MK fans, seemed to enjoy it hugely. I’m not regretting that I’ll be going back for a second dose on Friday (although what I thought were awful seats for tonight bought through mk.com actually turned out to be pretty good). I may write more about the music later, but not tonight. From what I’ve seen, and the audience reaction, I shouldn’t think there’s any doubt about the Old Vic transfer.
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Post by: jbaent on March 28, 2019, 11:51:13 am
Well I’m not going to bore Pottel with a full review, not tonight anyway. Just back from the show, and it’s terrific. Full of fun, some good numbers, great staging, the last ten minutes maybe needs a little more work. But it’s basically a huge success - and the audience, clearly not all dedicated MK fans, seemed to enjoy it hugely. I’m not regretting that I’ll be going back for a second dose on Friday (although what I thought were awful seats for tonight bought through mk.com actually turned out to be pretty good). I may write more about the music later, but not tonight. From what I’ve seen, and the audience reaction, I shouldn’t think there’s any doubt about the Old Vic transfer.

I'm glad you like it!

I do have doubts about the Old Vic transfer, specially because this story is very Scottish, and based in a Scottish film based in Scotland. Edinburgh is the perfect place for it, but I have my doubts about London. I guess that London audience would be more MK fans and people who knows the film that general theatre public...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on March 28, 2019, 12:22:46 pm
I do have doubts about the Old Vic transfer, specially because this story is very Scottish, and based in a Scottish film based in Scotland. Edinburgh is the perfect place for it, but I have my doubts about London. I guess that London audience would be more MK fans and people who knows the film that general theatre public...

You said it very well. It is not a bombastic Hollywood-style musical, but more a gentle, charming and quiet kind of a typically Scottish musical.
It fits perfectly in Edinburgh.
I think they know (and said so) they have to "adapt" it not only to the bigger stage of the Old Vic but also to a non-Scottish more global London theatre audience.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 28, 2019, 12:29:01 pm
I do have doubts about the Old Vic transfer, specially because this story is very Scottish, and based in a Scottish film based in Scotland. Edinburgh is the perfect place for it, but I have my doubts about London. I guess that London audience would be more MK fans and people who knows the film that general theatre public...

You said it very well. It is not a bombastic Hollywood-style musical, but more a gentle, charming and quiet kind of a typically Scottish musical.
It fits perfectly in Edinburgh.
I think they know (and said so) they have to "adapt" it not only to the bigger stage of the Old Vic but also to a non-Scottish more global London theater audience.

I have hopes that in order to attract audiences, MK would have more involvement with the London run, maybe playing with the band, or with his band, so they can announce it as a musical in which MK will play... I'm not sure if that would be something he would like to do but definitely it will work to make it a success...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on March 28, 2019, 12:44:36 pm
I do have doubts about the Old Vic transfer, specially because this story is very Scottish, and based in a Scottish film based in Scotland. Edinburgh is the perfect place for it, but I have my doubts about London. I guess that London audience would be more MK fans and people who knows the film that general theatre public...

You said it very well. It is not a bombastic Hollywood-style musical, but more a gentle, charming and quiet kind of a typically Scottish musical.
It fits perfectly in Edinburgh.
I think they know (and said so) they have to "adapt" it not only to the bigger stage of the Old Vic but also to a non-Scottish more global London theater audience.

I have hopes that in order to attract audiences, MK would have more involvement with the London run, maybe playing with the band, or with his band, so they can announce it as a musical in which MK will play... I'm not sure if that would be something he would like to do but definitely it will work to make it a success...

MK playing in the musical band would be more than stars falling from the heavens, but unfortunatelly more than 100% unrealistic.
Even your wonderful idea of a little more  visible involvement of MK for me is unfortunatelly out of the question.
He stays in the background and out of the limelight as much as he possibly can.
My phantasy only goes as far as a posthumous release of the demos...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 28, 2019, 12:55:53 pm
I know it's unrealistic. It's just a hope  ;D
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 28, 2019, 03:46:25 pm
Sorry, guys, but I think you’re way off beam.

Firstly, the Old Vic has been attacked as a venue because it’s not in Shaftesbury Avenue. Actually, it’s one of the most distinguished theatres in Britain, and for most, no harder to reach than the West End. It’s two minutes from Waterloo station.

Secondly, the suggestion that a London audience won’t relate to a whimsical Scottish story. Nonsense! The film was successful internationally, and the themes of conservation, what matters in life etc etc are universal.

Thirdly, MK's name does still have some pulling power, and there will be plenty of people interested in hearing 19 new songs by him. I’m sure he won’t perform, but I don’t think he needs to. The show would benefit from a little tightening up (as most reviews have suggested), but that would be true wherever it’s on. Only minor stuff.

I’m a born and bred Londoner and have travelled to Edinburgh to see the show. I’m sure there will be plenty of people who want to see it in London. It’s a success!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 28, 2019, 04:32:28 pm
But you traveled to Edinburg because you are a MK fan. Same as me, traveling from Spain.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 28, 2019, 05:19:19 pm
But you traveled to Edinburg because you are a MK fan. Same as me, traveling from Spain.

Undeniably true. But it’s not just the music that make this a successful show.

And on the music, rather like MK, I’m not a huge musical fan in general. There are exceptions like West Side Story, a work of genius by Bernstein and Sondheim, and I quite like Guys and Dolls. But it’s not really my genre (I am an opera fan, but that’s a bit outside the scope here.) I’m also not great at rating MK's songs on a single listen - my favourites usually take several hearings to emerge (Dance Floor is a recent exception - have loved it from the first time.) So I’m not sure I’m a reliable guide to how good his music for Local Hero is, given that I’ve only heard it once. It’s clear that there are one or two real crowd pleasers, led by 'Filthy Dirty Rich' and it's interesting that that song isn’t brought back for a reprise, which must have been tempting. Typically restrained behaviour by MK, I should say. There are several solo songs which have a bit of a MK solo album feel to them, but which I certainly need to hear several more times - 19 is a lot to take in at one go! And there are one or two which feel a bit rum-it-tum 'this is the sort of song you get in a musical', and I suspect one of these might get cut if they decide to do a bit of streamlining. It would be wrong to say that the show is full of showstoppers, but not many original musicals are (as opposed to the Abba, or Queen's greatest hits type of drivel jukebox musical). But the music seems absolutely good enough to make a full contribution to the success of the show.

That’s first thoughts. I may have another go after second viewing on Friday.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on March 28, 2019, 05:53:52 pm
But you traveled to Edinburg because you are a MK fan. Same as me, traveling from Spain.

Undeniably true. But it’s not just the music that make this a successful show.

And on the music, rather like MK, I’m not a huge musical fan in general. There are exceptions like West Side Story, a work of genius by Bernstein and Sondheim, and I quite like Guys and Dolls. But it’s not really my genre (I am an opera fan, but that’s a bit outside the scope here.) I’m also not great at rating MK's songs on a single listen - my favourites usually take several hearings to emerge (Dance Floor is a recent exception - have loved it from the first time.) So I’m not sure I’m a reliable guide to how good his music for Local Hero is, given that I’ve only heard it once. It’s clear that there are one or two real crowd pleasers, led by 'Filthy Dirty Rich' and it's interesting that that song isn’t brought back for a reprise, which must have been tempting. Typically restrained behaviour by MK, I should say. There are several solo songs which have a bit of a MK solo album feel to them, but which I certainly need to hear several more times - 19 is a lot to take in at one go! And there are one or two which feel a bit rum-it-tum 'this is the sort of song you get in a musical', and I suspect one of these might get cut if they decide to do a bit of streamlining. It would be wrong to say that the show is full of showstoppers, but not many original musicals are (as opposed to the Abba, or Queen's greatest hits type of drivel jukebox musical). But the music seems absolutely good enough to make a full contribution to the success of the show.

That’s first thoughts. I may have another go after second viewing on Friday.
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Thank you for your great review. I will come from Germany next week and am really excited to see it. And I am not a great musical fan either.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 28, 2019, 06:17:42 pm
Goon525... An arsenal supporter?  :lol

I'm a gunner since Bergkamp joined the team!

I know the old Vic is very prestigious but I mentioned the West end as a more popular place for having successful plays and musicals.

I'm very much looking forward to next week and attend the musical in person.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 28, 2019, 08:16:38 pm
A Gooner since birth, more meaningfully since 1968.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 30, 2019, 12:04:25 am
Just back from second time round. Neither I nor my wife have any regrets about seeing it twice, enjoyed it just as much this time. My admiration for several of the songs increased (that’s the second listen for you); there are maybe one or two that aren’t quite up to much, but even they help the story or characterisation along. That’s a reason they’ll be hard to judge by anyone who hasn’t seen the show. Incidentally, I’m enough of a hypocrite that even though I wouldn’t tape it myself, I will have further listens if someone else makes it available.

Small correction: I said MK didn’t reprise Filthy Dirty Rich - it actually comes back in a very small way briefly in a later song. But his customary restraint is evident everywhere, and the big tune we all love is held back for the cast taking their bows at the end. One other thing: the musical is played continuously, without any opportunity to applaud individual numbers, so it’s really hard to gauge audience response to songs. Applause at the end is very very warm, and takes place to the rhythm of Going Home.

I hope those sceptics who don’t think this will work outside Scotland will buy me a pint when it opens on Broadway. As I said before, it’s terrific!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 30, 2019, 08:18:45 am
Just back from second time round. Neither I nor my wife have any regrets about seeing it twice, enjoyed it just as much this time. My admiration for several of the songs increased (that’s the second listen for you); there are maybe one or two that aren’t quite up to much, but even they help the story or characterisation along. That’s a reason they’ll be hard to judge by anyone who hasn’t seen the show. Incidentally, I’m enough of a hypocrite that even though I wouldn’t tape it myself, I will have further listens if someone else makes it available.

Small correction: I said MK didn’t reprise Filthy Dirty Rich - it actually comes back in a very small way briefly in a later song. But his customary restraint is evident everywhere, and the big tune we all love is held back for the cast taking their bows at the end. One other thing: the musical is played continuously, without any opportunity to applaud individual numbers, so it’s really hard to gauge audience response to songs. Applause at the end is very very warm, and takes place to the rhythm of Going Home.

I hope those sceptics who don’t think this will work outside Scotland will buy me a pint when it opens on Broadway. As I said before, it’s terrific!

Thank you, goon 525 for both of your reviews.   I'm looking forward very much to being at the show on the 10th.   I hope a video of one of the performances will be made eventually - maybe from The Old Vic!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on March 30, 2019, 08:30:22 am
Ian Rankin talks about Local Hero on BBC 4 "Front Row"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003jx2
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 30, 2019, 09:14:19 am
Going tonight!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 30, 2019, 10:19:29 am
Going tonight!

Enjoy! (I’m pretty sure you will.)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on March 30, 2019, 01:19:16 pm
Going tonight!

Going to the castle this afternoon (Tynecastle that is)?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 31, 2019, 06:44:09 pm
Going tonight!

Perhaps you didn’t enjoy it - you’ve gone very quiet!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 31, 2019, 06:48:12 pm
Going tonight!

Perhaps you didn’t enjoy it - you’ve gone very quiet!

He's speechless
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 31, 2019, 08:34:00 pm
Just back home.

So, overall it was a great show and I don't mind admitting I was in tears at the end.

I was really surprised that the songs were so "MK like". That seems like a strange thing to say but I think I thought they would be in a different "musical theatre" style. But really they will be very familiar to all of us. As with the last few albums, lots of little motifs we've heard before.

Off the top of my head I was reminded of Good On You Son, Monteleone, Heart Full of Holes, Hard Shoulder and Beryl. Probably others.

The guitarist in the band did a good job of mimicking MK, to the extent that I did wonder if he had sat in for the night.

So the songs are good, but not amazing. In fact, they are probably the weakest part of the show, not   that they are weak, just weaker than the script, staging and acting which is all fabulous.

I really hope we get to hear MK's demos as it will essentially be another MK solo album.

Stand out songs for me were I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again and Big Mac.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 31, 2019, 09:30:47 pm
Dusty
Just remember you’ve only heard the songs once!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 31, 2019, 09:43:57 pm
True, but that's going to be the case for most musical goers.

Do you think non MK fans will come out of the show raving about how good the songs are?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 31, 2019, 09:51:48 pm
I think they’ll say how much they enjoyed the show. If the songs were weak, they wouldn’t have, so they make a substantial contribution. Of course, they’re not all masterpieces, but that’s not exactly the role of a song in a musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 31, 2019, 10:08:28 pm
Never said they were weak.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 31, 2019, 10:30:34 pm
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on March 31, 2019, 10:38:45 pm
Great review Dusty. Can't wait to my show next Saturday!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dustyvalentino on March 31, 2019, 10:53:44 pm
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.

I think that would have been cheesy to be honest.

It really works as is. I was just making the point, as others have done, that the songs aren't amazing compared to everything else.

That shouldn't really be a surprise given that just about everyone else involved is experienced in the genre and this is MK's first time.

Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on March 31, 2019, 11:25:49 pm
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.

I think that would have been cheesy to be honest.

It really works as is. I was just making the point, as others have done, that the songs aren't amazing compared to everything else.

That shouldn't really be a surprise given that just about everyone else involved is experienced in the genre and this is MK's first time.

Yes you’re probably right, probably cheesy.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 01, 2019, 09:55:11 am


Stand out songs for me were I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again and Big Mac.

Thanks, dusty, for your review.  Good to hear you enjoyed the show.

I have heard of many other people's favourite songs from the show and they are different ones in most cases, as yours are, so my feeling is that there must be quite a lot of good songs in the show!   ;)

Can hardly wait for my turn on 10th April!   :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 03, 2019, 12:29:25 pm
http://www.edinburghguide.com/reviews/musical/localheroroyallyceumtheatrereview-19876

Excellent 5 star review!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 03, 2019, 12:38:19 pm
Roll on next Wednesday is all I can say, having read Dusty's review....
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 03, 2019, 12:41:39 pm
http://www.edinburghguide.com/reviews/musical/localheroroyallyceumtheatrereview-19876

Excellent 5 star review!

First time I read credits for the musicians...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 03, 2019, 01:37:54 pm
Lycuem Theatre just announced that due to a power cut in parts of the city they have to cancel todays matinee.
I can only hope the get this fixed by Friday!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Dutchessy on April 04, 2019, 10:15:10 pm
Please do not post any links to fanmade Local Hero recordings / torrents

The Royal Lyceum just contacted us with a official request to remove any recording link
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 04, 2019, 10:38:49 pm
Please do not post any links to fanmade Local Hero recordings / torrents

The Royal Lyceum just contacted us with a official request to remove any recording link

Understood. Sorry for posting it, won't happen again.

Looking forward the official recording next year and enjoying the musical in Edinburg.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on April 05, 2019, 07:45:03 am
But thanks to jbaent anyway.  :thumbsup
Most of us would otherwise not be aware of a recording.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 05, 2019, 08:29:38 am
But thanks to jbaent anyway.  :thumbsup
Most of us would otherwise not be aware of a recording.

I didn't recorded the show.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on April 05, 2019, 09:29:29 am
but you shared the info which otherwise many would not have!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 05, 2019, 10:00:45 am
but you shared the info which otherwise many would not have!

However the people from the theater don't want that the musical is shared with fans that can't attend the show in Edinburgh nor in London next year and want them to wait until next year when they sell a commercial release, if that happens, so, if that's what the theater wants, it's what we'll do, despite Mark Knopfler allowing his fans to record and share his concerts, this is not a concert but a play, so the recording has been removed and won´t be shared again.

And of course, I'M NOT recording the show I will attend. I totally respect the theater wishes.

People from the theater, accept my apologies by sharing information about the recording yesterday. According to the lucky people who could traveled to Edinburgh, you have a great show running.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 06, 2019, 12:03:53 am
Wow, what can I say? Just back from the theatre. It was absolute fantastic! Enjoyed every minute of it!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on April 06, 2019, 02:27:39 am
Wow, what can I say? Just back from the theatre. It was absolute fantastic! Enjoyed every minute of it!

Please write more
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 06, 2019, 09:20:32 am
Wow, what can I say? Just back from the theatre. It was absolute fantastic! Enjoyed every minute of it!

Please write more
The whole package was just great. Mark‘s songs had great melodies and lyrics, the cast really played and sang well. There were many funny parts, we really laughed a lot. As English is not my mother language I was afraid that I would not understand everything, but we got on very well.
But I do struggle to really describe how wonderful everything was!

I went with my husband, who is not a musical or MK fan, but he really liked everything, too.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 12:41:08 pm
I'm just back from my trip to Edinburgh...

I was a nice travel, where I had a lovely time with one amiter that I know from very long time, Mr DMG, who shared some hours with us, digging in the misty Edinburgh, thanks for your company mate, may many interesting facts about Edinburgh, I just wished my English would had been better to understand the 100% of it, LOL

The musical was quite a great experience, I was totally delighted with it. The first half is just amazing. Funny, emotive... I cried during some parts and I realized how right was when I decided to buy tickets for it. The best decision ever.

The second half was more relaxed but with some funny moments as well, more emotive and reflexive than the first part but great too.

The songs... if you concentrate in the music played by the band, all of them are clearly written by MK. You can hear very familiar melodies specially from the MK solo career, and the lyrics, and the singing, there are some tracks that you can clearly see MK singing them when he did the demos as they have that touch, that feeling, that special way of singing the melodies, and the songs sung by the company, some of them typical musical numbers, they still have a certain MK touch and they made me feel very proud about MK being able to write something so different to his usual style and at the same time, being as good as one could expect from a musical.

The cast was splendid. I specially loved the actor that played GORDON, he did a great job, and also MAC and STELLA, but also the other members of the cast were so great that I hope they will be in the London cast as well.

I had decided that I went to London next year as well. I loved it so much!


Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: superval99 on April 08, 2019, 12:47:03 pm
Many thanks, jbaent, for your wonderful review!   Roll on Wednesday!    :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on April 08, 2019, 12:49:13 pm
Thanks for your report!
Yes, hopefully the London run will have the same cast.
Were there any souvenirs available at the theatre besides the programm?
Were any posters available to buy?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 12:56:24 pm
Thanks for your report!
Yes, hopefully the London run will have the same cast.
Were there any souvenirs available at the theatre besides the programm?
Were any posters available to buy?

Just the programmes, posters and a bag... very handy specially if it rains, as happened on saturday.

About the programmes. Now they cost 6 pounds, so they are probably bigger than the programms solds at the previews, that costed 3.5 pounds.

In the new programe, ths song "I hope you hadnt change on me" is not listed anymore. If someone has a copy of that first programme, please send me a pm as I would like to have it too!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 08, 2019, 02:34:31 pm
Thanks for your report!
Yes, hopefully the London run will have the same cast.
Were there any souvenirs available at the theatre besides the programm?
Were any posters available to buy?

Just the programmes, posters and a bag... very handy specially if it rains, as happened on saturday.

About the programmes. Now they cost 6 pounds, so they are probably bigger than the programms solds at the previews, that costed 3.5 pounds.

In the new programe, ths song "I hope you hadnt change on me" is not listed anymore. If someone has a copy of that first programme, please send me a pm as I would like to have it too!

I remember we discussed the changes to the programme due to the price increase.  Seems they've taken something away and increase the cost!  Still, I didn't have the option of posters and tote bags - lol.

Thanks for your review, it was great to meet up again and to meet your friends too. Now looking forward to Wednesday, meeting some more AMITers and going to the evening show!

P.S.  Check your PM's for a scan of my programme.



Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 02:37:47 pm
The new program has a lot of pages and pictures, I'd say that 6 pounds is cheaper than MK programs having the same or less information but more expensive!

I wonder how many pages had the original program.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: dmg on April 08, 2019, 02:43:51 pm
The new program has a lot of pages and pictures, I'd say that 6 pounds is cheaper than MK programs having the same or less information but more expensive!

I wonder how many pages had the original program.

27 Pages.  Good biographies of the cast, creative team, musicians and list of the songs.  Only really one picture of Mark which is in the lobby anyway.  Pictures of the cast in Pennan and at rehearsals.  Possible future collectors item...
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: goon525 on April 08, 2019, 04:51:54 pm
I'd agree that by modern standards the programme is very fair value, it's well produced and informative.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 08, 2019, 05:27:46 pm
I'm just back from my trip to Edinburgh...

I was a nice travel, where I had a lovely time with one amiter that I know from very long time, Mr DMG, who shared some hours with us, digging in the misty Edinburgh, thanks for your company mate, may many interesting facts about Edinburgh, I just wished my English would had been better to understand the 100% of it, LOL

The musical was quite a great experience, I was totally delighted with it. The first half is just amazing. Funny, emotive... I cried during some parts and I realized how right was when I decided to buy tickets for it. The best decision ever.

The second half was more relaxed but with some funny moments as well, more emotive and reflexive than the first part but great too.

The songs... if you concentrate in the music played by the band, all of them are clearly written by MK. You can hear very familiar melodies specially from the MK solo career, and the lyrics, and the singing, there are some tracks that you can clearly see MK singing them when he did the demos as they have that touch, that feeling, that special way of singing the melodies, and the songs sung by the company, some of them typical musical numbers, they still have a certain MK touch and they made me feel very proud about MK being able to write something so different to his usual style and at the same time, being as good as one could expect from a musical.

The cast was splendid. I specially loved the actor that played GORDON, he did a great job, and also MAC and STELLA, but also the other members of the cast were so great that I hope they will be in the London cast as well.

I had decided that I went to London next year as well. I loved it so much!

You really expressed all oft my thoughts!

And yes, I will see it in London too!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 08, 2019, 05:33:36 pm
I still laugh when recall that tango dance during "in an ideal world"  :lol
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on April 08, 2019, 06:50:28 pm
Would be great to be able to listen to all those songs again. There were so many that it is hard to recall them all.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on April 09, 2019, 07:40:57 pm
I'm just back from my trip to Edinburgh...

I was a nice travel, where I had a lovely time with one amiter that I know from very long time, Mr DMG, who shared some hours with us, digging in the misty Edinburgh, thanks for your company mate, may many interesting facts about Edinburgh, I just wished my English would had been better to understand the 100% of it, LOL

The musical was quite a great experience, I was totally delighted with it. The first half is just amazing. Funny, emotive... I cried during some parts and I realized how right was when I decided to buy tickets for it. The best decision ever.

The second half was more relaxed but with some funny moments as well, more emotive and reflexive than the first part but great too.

The songs... if you concentrate in the music played by the band, all of them are clearly written by MK. You can hear very familiar melodies specially from the MK solo career, and the lyrics, and the singing, there are some tracks that you can clearly see MK singing them when he did the demos as they have that touch, that feeling, that special way of singing the melodies, and the songs sung by the company, some of them typical musical numbers, they still have a certain MK touch and they made me feel very proud about MK being able to write something so different to his usual style and at the same time, being as good as one could expect from a musical.

The cast was splendid. I specially loved the actor that played GORDON, he did a great job, and also MAC and STELLA, but also the other members of the cast were so great that I hope they will be in the London cast as well.

I had decided that I went to London next year as well. I loved it so much!

Thanks jbaent :thumbsup
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: skydiver on April 10, 2019, 10:41:37 am
While waiting for some news concerning live recordings of the DTRW tour I am wondering...

if it is really such a good idea to postpone an official CD release of the musical.
If Guy says he is the one who will make the (cast) recording, it won't see the light of day before autumn 2020 at the earliest.
The run at the Old Vic starts in June 2020 and he won't do a recording till they have a few weeks of performances behind them (then mixing, pressing, etc.).
Unless the Old Vic has a considerably longer run of the show than Edinburgh, the release will fall into the later half of the run and therefore most people won't be able to buy the CD when they have seen the show. I think this will considerably reduce album sales.

For me a major reason for Bleecker Street not meeting their expected sales lies in their delayed offering of live recordings after the shows (and I emailed them about it back then).
I think they sell best immediately after people have seen the show.
So I can't stop thinking how MK management will go about things this tour and with the musical.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 11, 2019, 12:14:04 pm
I liked so much the new songs during the representation and I burned the songs from the audience recording in a cd and I have it in the car all the week and I have to say that I'm loving them more and more... A commercial release would be great specially for all the people that attended the Edinburgh representations and to all that will attend the London ones.

Actually, many fans that attended Edinburgh told me that they probably will go to London next year as well. I will if I can.

The songs are, most of them, beautiful. Very typical MK melodies and the lyrics are what MK uses to call "portrait songs", portraits of the characters, their feelings etc, some of them quite touching. "Houston We Have A Problem" is a favorite to me, also "Rocks And Water", "I wonder If I Come Home Again" and "Game Over", that songs are between my MK whole career favorites.

I know that being part of a musical will make some fans won't listen to them or doing with prejudice, but I only can be sorry for them. They are beautiful songs.

Even the musical numbers have emotional moments, very well composed and sung, that totally worth to be listened and they are very enjoyable by themselves.

I find that it's a mistake to wait so much until a commercial release, they should had recorded before they started to rehearse for the tour, or just after the press night, and be selling it right now with all the good critics the musical is having, but, at least, there is an audience recording to listen and enjoy the songs until the commercial release goes out, that we all going to buy for sure.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 11, 2019, 01:03:23 pm
I liked so much the new songs during the representation and I burned the songs from the audience recording in a cd and I have it in the car all the week and I have to say that I'm loving them more and more... A commercial release would be great specially for all the people that attended the Edinburgh representations and to all that will attend the London ones.

Actually, many fans that attended Edinburgh told me that they probably will go to London next year as well. I will if I can.

The songs are, most of them, beautiful. Very typical MK melodies and the lyrics are what MK uses to call "portrait songs", portraits of the characters, their feelings etc, some of them quite touching. "Houston We Have A Problem" is a favorite to me, also "Rocks And Water", "I wonder If I Come Home Again" and "Game Over", that songs are between my MK whole career favorites.

I know that being part of a musical will make some fans won't listen to them or doing with prejudice, but I only can be sorry for them. They are beautiful songs.

Even the musical numbers have emotional moments, very well composed and sung, that totally worth to be listened and they are very enjoyable by themselves.

I find that it's a mistake to wait so much until a commercial release, they should had recorded before they started to rehearse for the tour, or just after the press night, and be selling it right now with all the good critics the musical is having, but, at least, there is an audience recording to listen and enjoy the songs until the commercial release goes out, that we all going to buy for sure.

100% agree with all you've said....The music is nothing but exceptional. 
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Millionaire Blues on April 13, 2019, 10:16:00 pm
Blown away by this project...mark's talent is beyond imagination...

Rocks and water a personal highlight..

Just wish we could hear Mark singing these tunes..
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on April 13, 2019, 10:30:01 pm
"Just wish we could hear Mark singing these tunes..

I will be on two or maybe three MK concerts, I think I will not see a musical but I dream about it.
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: FenderBender on April 14, 2019, 12:11:53 am
So jealous of you guys who managed to grab the audience recording before it got taken off line. I will be patiently waiting for the rumoured official cast recording, hopefully this will be released before Christmas 2020.

I caught 2 thoroughly enjoyable shows in Edinburgh and will definitely catch a couple more when the show rolls up at the Old Vic next year.


Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: pigster on April 17, 2019, 11:49:50 am
Delighted to say I went to the musical on Saturday 13th; it was superb! Funny, evocative, tear inducing, clever and dramatic. The scenes were set superbly, you always knew where the characters were and the way the story evolved was fantastic.
I’ve now ordered the film DVD (remember those?!)
Wondering if I can get to Edinburgh again in the next couple of weeks ... doubtful but I’ll definitely go again to The Old Vic!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: FenderBender on April 17, 2019, 12:14:57 pm
So glad you enjoyed the show pigster. I hope you do get your wish to go again.

As I mentioned my wife and I caught 2 shows last week. Originally we booked tickets for Thursday 18th, not realising it was the Easter weekend and when we got round to looking at flights and hotels the prices were about double than the week before, so we opted to cut our losses and booked tickets for the 9th and 10th, managing to get a refund for the 18th at the box office.

We enjoyed the performances so much that we regretted handing back the tickets for the 18th as we too would have loved to see the show again. Still June 2020 is not so far away (and there is the little matter of the MK tour coming shortly).

Best regards
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 29, 2019, 03:03:06 pm
Just 5 more days left for the musical at the Lyceum.....
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on April 30, 2019, 03:04:18 pm
Any volunteer to transcribe the lyrics?
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: FenderBender on April 30, 2019, 07:14:54 pm
Any volunteer to transcribe the lyrics?

Here's a swing at the Act 2 song "Ideal World"

In an ideal world
I could do what you do
Run this place, keep it nice
A little business advice
Wear my deal maker's hat
And then, this and that

You could take my car
And buy it brand new
In and ideal world
I can see me as you

And in this ideal world
I can see you as me too
Paying attention to things
Whatever life bring
You over ther
With your know how and flair

If we could only swap places
Swap our jobs
And swap faces
You could have my apartment
I could head your department
You'd be running the whole damn show
It's Head of Acquisitions, you know
That's my position and so
You have my permission to go

Which brings me to
You know who
Maybe I could love her
Maybe she could love me Too
In an ideal world
I could do what you do
And she'd be my girl
In and ideal world

Best regards
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on May 02, 2019, 02:41:59 pm
Great! That song is very funny on stage, those who attended will remember the tango dance and laugh again thinking about it!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Kris-b on May 02, 2019, 05:49:56 pm
Great! That song is very funny on stage, those who attended will remember the tango dance and laugh again thinking about it!
That was really funny!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on November 09, 2021, 09:27:22 pm
"I kind if feel guilty for asking about the LH musical from time to time. I wish you can at least say that is not abandoned and we will here something soon., and find a way to tell us something without telling too much"

GF: Info on that will be coming very soon

Thank you jbaent :)
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: jbaent on February 18, 2022, 09:26:12 am
Looks like this "soon" is going to be really soon.

Be ready for an announcement any moment!
Title: Re: Local Hero - musical
Post by: Robson on May 20, 2022, 06:30:08 pm
GF:
There will be a cast album for Local Hero at some point but of course, everything shifted after it was delayed at the Old Vic. There won’t be anything pre-Chichester as there simply isn’t the time. That will all happen later should the musical move forward, which we all hope it will.

Again, thanks to jbaent for the important question:)