Acorn Antiques: The Musical! is a musical about an antiques dealer, based on the parodic soap opera of the same name by Victoria Wood. It premiered in the West End in 2005, and starred Julie Walters and Celia Imrie. The musical won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and was nominated as Best New Musical.
Julie Walters, CBE (born 22 February 1950, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England) is an English actress and writer. In Groups: "Mamma Mia! (The Movie)" Cast, Cast Of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again".
But this time the cast of "Acorn Antiques" will be all-singing and dancing as Victoria Wood has turned her spoof soap sketches into a musical. But Walters' character is appalled at the tone of his dark script and tries to shoe-horn in some lovely numbers from a musical she appeared in nearly 50 years ago. Wood said it felt "fantastic" to be doing the show that she first thought of in 2001. She began writing the following year and held workshops to try it out in February. Trevor Nunn, the former head of the National Theatre, is the director. She said taking part herself seemed a good way of pleasing the audience, but added: "If the show works, and I think it will work as entertainment, it should be irrelevant [who.
The original ACORN ANTIQUES cast (Celia Imrie, Julie Walters and Duncan Preston) all returned for the 2005 stage musical, with the exception of Wood herself (who originally played Miss Berta in the TV series). Instead, Wood filled the role of Mrs. Overall at certain performances during the run, allowing Julie Walters to attend "bingo nights" (as the programme originally explained). British musical theatre regular Sally Ann Triplett assumed the role of Miss Berta in Wood's place. In recent interviews, Victoria Wood has voiced misgivings about writing the musical version of ACORN ANTIQUES, as she believes it could have hurt her credibility as a playwright. I think she is being much too hard on herself. What's on stage in this musical is sheer, unabashed joy, and that's not to be ashamed of, but to be proud of.
Acorn Antiques: The Musical! is a musical about an antiques dealer, based on the parodic soap opera of the same name by Victoria Wood. Author: Victoria Wood. First performed: Feb 10, 2005.
Acorn Antiques - The Musical! is the all-singing, all-dancing, fully overalled stage version of the beloved TV spoof. This West End production brought together Julie Walters (Mrs Overall), Celia Imrie (Miss Babs) and Duncan Preston (Mr Clifford) - the original cast of the series. Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables, Starlight Express), the show was written by Julie Walters' understudy, the award-winning Victoria Wood. This DVD, filmed during the sell-out run at the Haymarket Theatre, features an all-star supporting cast of Josie Lawrence, Neil Morrissey & Sally Ann Triplett
Acorn Antiques: The Musical! is a musical about an antiques dealer, based on the parodic soap opera of the same name by Victoria Wood. Concept and background. Victoria Wood decided to revive the original concept to satirise musical theatre with Acorn Antiques: The Musical!, with the intent to give people a "lovely, happy night in the theatre.
For the musical, see Acorn Antiques The Musical. Julie Walters (Mrs Overall), Victoria Wood (Berta), Rosie Collins (Trixie) and Celia Imrie (Miss Babs) in Acorn Antiques (1986). Acorn Antiques is a parodic soap opera written by Victoria Wood as a regular feature in the two seasons of Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, which ran from 1985 to 1987. It was turned into a musical by Wood, opening in 2005. 1 Television version. Wood originally wrote Acorn Antiques as a weekly slot in her sketch shows Victoria Wood As Seen On TV. She based it on the long-running ATV serial Crossroads, and radio soap Waggoners Walk. Swipes were also taken at current soaps such as EastEnders and Coronation Street with their apparent low production values, wobbly sets, overacting, appalling dialogue and wildly improbable plots.
|1||Feature: Acorn Antiques The Musical!||2:37:21|
|"For The Shows When Miss Walters Had Something Better To Do"|
|2||Bo Beaumont - A Short History||4:24|
|3||"Tip Top Tap"||3:22|
|6||Mrs. Overalls's Return||5:28|
|DVD-Rom||Play Feature With Karaoke||2:37:21|
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- Copyright (c) – Channel 4 DVD
- Directed By – Sir Trevor Nunn*
- Written-By – Victoria Wood
NotesSubtitles: English for hard of hearing
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Disc format: DVD9
PAL Region 2
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