Producers bet on sure fire hits
In the current climate of tightened belts, the threat of recession and rising inflation, theatre producers are relying on sure fire hits to fill theatres. With recent new musicals closing after short runs such as Betty Blue Eyes and Love Never Dies, it seems shows such as South Pacific and Sound of Music still draw the crowds. And with the rumoured transfer of Shrek to the Palace after the closure of Priscilla on 31st December, we also hear on the grapevine that there's a rumoured return of the original production of Miss Saigon to it's home, Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Shows such as Les Mis and Phantom still pull the crowds but it does seem to be a tough time for new musicals at the moment.