Prisoner 24653 wrote:So . . . Cameron Mackintosh, our favourite producer/copyright holder in the theatre world, came out with an announcement yesterday that he wanted understudies in his shows to refrain from posting on social media about when they'd be on, and that making those announcements was the job of the production. Even though productions almost never say that understudies will be on, other than the notes in the Playbills after people have already paid for their tickets. *headdesk*
Acaila wrote:Stay tuned on my own thoughts on the matter! School team decided today and will be seeking permission tomorrow to do Les Mis, and the debate has already come up of "but there are prostitutes and a pimp". I have said I will happily go toe to toe with anyone who wants to discuss its appropriateness in a religious school considering the whole bloody show is about religion. ....
I was just thinking in the car home though, that the film is far more graphic (in terms of showing Fantine with a punter) than the stage version and that was a 12A so it's hardly "adult" in its material.
Acaila wrote:If you hear a very loud grinding noise, it'll be my teeth , put it that way.
TheRandomPhangirl wrote:This is a bit of a silly thing to rant about but the powers that be at school are making us censor stuff, like the "shit" and "bastard" in master of the house, and some things in lovely ladies. You know, the song that's sung by prostitutes. *facetable*
I've fought for our Mme T to say "arse" with the he argument that I said it in Singin in the Rain, and we did My Fair Lady a few years ago and Eliza says it then, so that's not being changed, but loads of other lyrics are being tweaked.
Acaila wrote:I got a phone call today asking me to highlight and edit all the naughty words. Said that if we are sticking so rigidly to the rider re. Publicity then we have to do it for lyrics, and you can't rewrite majority because the songs won't rhyme or scan with changes.
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