Wonder.land....Damon Albarn's New Project.

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Re: Wonder.land....Damon Albarn's New Project.

Post by rich » 11 Dec 2015, 12:02

so-so review from London ES today http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/thea ... 35341.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by 101reykjavik » 11 Dec 2015, 13:07

rich wrote:so-so review from London ES today http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/thea ... 35341.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sadly, I'd say that's pretty fair. It's fine, but definitely not great. I agree that it's the visuals that work the best, and whisper it, but Damon's tunes are a bit weak. Like I said, there was only the one song I got into.
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Post by Veikko » 13 Dec 2015, 22:43

Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris today on The Andrew Marr Show:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03byw27" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by tender » 14 Dec 2015, 20:58

Not sure if it has been posted but there is a competition to meet Damon, Moira and Rufus , in case anyone is interested http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2015/12/03/w ... -and-more/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by JAIME » 18 Dec 2015, 15:57

http://www.contactmusic.com/damon-albar ... ks_5071475" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Damon Albarn's Team Faced Musical Tweaks After Paris Attacks
By WENN in Music / Festivals on 18 December 2015

Damon Albarn And His Production Team Were Asked To Change Aspects Of Their Alice In Wonderland Musical Following The Terror Attacks In Paris, France Last Month (Nov15).

The Blur frontman created wonder.land, based on Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with Rufus Norris and Moira Buffini and the trio premiered the production in Manchester, England in July (15) before its transfer to London's National Theatre in November (15).

They have made extensive changes to the show between the runs, but kept in a scene where a male actor is involved in a zombie shooting game, although they were asked to take it out following the horrific gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

Norris admits it was not the only change requested, as they had to alter the appearance of the set during one scene as it resembled the World Trade Center towers, which were destroyed in a terror attack in 2001.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The other day someone asked me to consider removing the zombie scene because (character) Luke is shooting a lot of people in the wake of Paris.
"We also had to adjust the height of the two big towers (in the set) to make them a bit more different because they looked like Twin Towers."

Albarn points to the London skyline during the interview and adds, "But you could say that about those two towers over there. You could say that about anyone playing (video game) Call of Duty or whatever."
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Re: Wonder.land....Damon Albarn's New Project.

Post by metalhipslop » 26 Dec 2015, 00:30

haha, damon qft at the end... such a hypocritical society we live in. nobody says anything about video games that glorify war, but they pick out a little thing in a musical? give me a fucking break

anyway, it's amazing that I will probably never see or hear this music, it seems so interesting. it's also mindblowing how it hasn't been bootlegged and put on the internet, especially in 2015 going on 2016.
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Re: Wonder.land....Damon Albarn's New Project.

Post by aldamasta » 27 Dec 2015, 04:23

I'd loooove it if a bootleg surfaced. Surely it will eventually, it's got a pretty long run to go still. And then moves to Paris!

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Post by daii » 27 Dec 2015, 20:53

NTlive will probably film it, https://twitter.com/ntlive" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by davidsutter » 27 Dec 2015, 23:30

Every time Damon does a play I hope for a recording to come out but it's never happened yet..

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Post by daii » 05 Feb 2016, 16:25

Part one of Vodafone presents beyond the rabbit hole. Enter the wonderful world of wonder.land and head behind the scenes of the National Theatre’s latest musical with Moira Buffini, Rufus Norris, Damon Albarn, and Jim Chapman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rhOTEj ... GW&index=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by JAIME » 05 Feb 2016, 18:18

daii wrote:Part one of Vodafone presents beyond the rabbit hole. Enter the wonderful world of wonder.land and head behind the scenes of the National Theatre’s latest musical with Moira Buffini, Rufus Norris, Damon Albarn, and Jim Chapman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rhOTEj ... GW&index=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by daii » 05 Feb 2016, 22:56

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he can move objects with his mind, of course, is damon albarn :mrgreen:

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Post by 101reykjavik » 05 Feb 2016, 23:25

daii wrote:Image
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he can move objects with his mind, of course, is damon albarn :mrgreen:
Well, he is a king!
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Re: Wonder.land....Damon Albarn's New Project.

Post by davidsutter » 06 Feb 2016, 11:23

When I saw that I imagined Murdoc driving one onstage with the tongue hanging out and stuff.
But he'd have to get something that's not a V if he wanted to sit down..

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Post by AstronomyD81 » 06 Feb 2016, 11:47

101reykjavik wrote:
daii wrote:Image
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he can move objects with his mind, of course, is damon albarn :mrgreen:
Well, he is a king!
ahahahah..I love this soo much :lol:
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