Monday, September 18, 2006

How Do Solve A Problem Like... giving the people what they want.

Not as snappy as the programme, title.... sorry. Basically, it's been announced that Connie Fisher will be performing 6 times a week, out of 8 performances. In terms of Connie's voice, this seems perfectly reasonable, but what worries me is that David Ian said on Breakfast this morning that it's the matinees that she'll miss. Surely children and families are both the people who voted for Connie to win, and those who will make up much of the audience on a Saturday afternoon. These people deserve to see the performer they spent their money to get on the stage, so I hope they think this through again.

2 comments:

Dean said...

Disclaimer: I haven't been watching this show.

That out of the way, surely the obvious solution is to cast the runner-up in the show as the understudy thus allowing the families that liked the other one to see her too... am I missing something or is that blatantly obvious?

AnnaWaits said...

Just far too reasonable, I'd imagine! Plus there's the fact that they wanted a seasoned professional as 'back up'...