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Author Topic: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022  (Read 11092 times)

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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #195 on: November 09, 2022, 05:39:53 pm »
I hope Julio is right, but still concerned that the slightly lukewarm reception in the national press might kill the chances.

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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #196 on: November 09, 2022, 06:43:05 pm »
I hope Julio is right, but still concerned that the slightly lukewarm reception in the national press might kill the chances.

All shows had been sold out and the ones that not, are close to, and in Edinburgh it was so successful than they had to add extra weeks. Who cares about those critics when you achieve the most important, that is selling tickets!
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #197 on: November 09, 2022, 06:56:48 pm »
"Who cares about those critics when you achieve the most important, that is selling tickets!

Exactly !
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #198 on: November 10, 2022, 08:29:41 am »
"Who cares about those critics when you achieve the most important, that is selling tickets!

Exactly !

That's in the end what's most important. If you are producing a play and you wanted it in London, you want it to be financially viable. If you had two or three bad critics of national newspapers of well known critics that usually destroy whatever they attend to make them look cool, but you had that play in two different cities and two different theaters, and sold out all dates and in one of them you had to add extra dates, you know the audience was going, which is the most important, that's what the producers would look after, if it is financially viable.

If it sold all tickets in previous venues, not only Chichester that was a small venue, but also in Edinburgh, with a normal size of venue, and you had to add extra dates, the numbers are good enough to think that might work, specially when it involves Mark Knopfler, that being London, I'm sure he would embark in a promotion campaign in radios and tvs to help selling tickets.

Also, they have all the tickets sold for the Old Vic as a sign of how good or bad it would do it in London. Once you have that numbers, who cares about critics in their thrones looking at their bellies?
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #199 on: November 10, 2022, 10:05:38 am »
Once you have that numbers, who cares about critics in their thrones looking at their bellies?

Lolz, calm down, they weren't even bad reviews!
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #200 on: November 10, 2022, 10:29:39 am »
Once you have that numbers, who cares about critics in their thrones looking at their bellies?

Lolz, calm down, they weren't even bad reviews!

Actually, it makes me recall a MK quote, can't remember when and where I read or heard it, but he said something like "If musical critics know about music, they would be musicians, instead of musical critics".

Most critics are genuine and make their best to describe what they see, in order to give the people a clue of what they are going to see, what should be their work really, but some of them think they have a kind of power, and use it to increase that power. It happens not only in music but all kind of sectors, where there are some of these critics that can destroy you just for sport, just for make them feel how powerful they are. They are just selfish people with zero value in reality.
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #201 on: November 21, 2022, 09:43:47 am »
Saturday night saw the last performance of Local Hero in Chichester, exactly nine months after Julio first hinted at a possible revival on February 18th.
Since neither the TCT project nor the album saw the light of day, the musical was really something to look forward to and a topic for some interesting discussions during 2022.
Hopefully we'll have a similar MK related topic to discuss and get excited about in the new year!
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Re: Local Hero at Chichester FEstival, October and November 2022
« Reply #202 on: November 21, 2022, 02:41:30 pm »
Yeah, just looking forward for a confirmation of a much waited transfer to London, with the chance of a cd release of the music!

Something says to me that in a way this is the only thing we'll have next year to look for in terms of anything Knopfler related on a stage!
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