MmeBahorel wrote:As someone who saw it, Pirate Queen needs a lot of work. Some serious story editing, but also, the production was a bit unfortunate. Grania's father's death was staged EXACTLY LIKE Valjean's death. Should never have gone there. The drunks in the tavern song kinda needs to go - we don't need one in every show and it added nothing. Bill Youmans as Queen Elizabeth's minister was in an entirely different show, something cartoonish.
I think they need to strip it back down to bare bones. Isolate the story, then rebuild from story, not from "oh hey, we got the Riverdance people!"
Though knowing a bit more about Grace O'Malley, I'm not that into the main story they chose for Pirate Queen. Husband #1 was kinda, well, ok, he was hot but a dick. So she left him. Husband #2, however, totally deserves to be portrayed because his name was Richard, he was called "Iron Dick" because he apparently never took his armour off, and the rumours about their sex life (or lack thereof - speculation about her children by him) were awesome. So I'm not sure any revision of Pirate Queen that kept the basic plot intact is ever going to be my cup of tea.
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