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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:52 pm 
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porschesrule wrote:
It was widely announced that the proceeds of the last show in London would be given to the East Durham Trust to help the community of Easington (where we all know BETM is set). This morning, a check was presented in the Miner's Hall there by Lee Hall and members of the cast of the UK/Ireland Tour of BETM. Looks like the check was for 59K plus.

https://twitter.com/EastDurhamTrust/sta ... 8822115329


Here is an article of the event:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on ... l-11176450


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:28 pm 
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kport wrote:

As I was leaving I could hear a conversation about how small some of the Billies looked and where their boys really that small. They then said see you at the party.

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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:27 pm 
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kport wrote:
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kport wrote:
So..what next? Will it come back to the West End or, like North America (and Mexico), become a series of regional productions that allow every theatre the possibility of realizing this great story their own way?


I think it will return to the West End! If the film version of the musical gets made, as has been suggested by Stephen Daldry, and said film does well........ I have no doubt it will return!


One hopes.....but on the West End, the pocketbook reigns. It has not returned to Broadway, not because it was not loved, but because it was too expensive to maintain.


The Society of London Theatres (http://www.solt.uk.org) represents the producers, theatre owners and managers of the ... theatres in central London. Watch out for their Press Room and for the SOLT Box Office Figures for 2014 and 2015. The seat capacity utilization averages at about 73% and average ticket prices are about 43 GBP.

We know of about 5.4 million attenders of BETM in about 11 years. In average, every year BETM attracted 490,909 attenders with a seat capacity utilization of 76%, based on a seat capacity of 1,550 with 8 performances per each week, paying 21,109,087 GBP p.a. without merchandizing.

Now up to the question, what you can earn with musicals. http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk is your friend. Look for "Find company information" and "Start now". I searched for Billy London Ltd., their "Filing history" and full accounts. Billy London Ltd. took advantage of the "Related Party Disclosures"-exemption from disclosing transactions with other members of the group, which is why their financial statements are somewhat pointless. I've read before that Billy London Ltd. provide the payroll for the musical staff. There is no hint in the statements for that. The exemption does also apply to "B.E. Musical Limited". Both companies are subsidiaries of Working Title Theatre Productions Limited, which report a balance sheet total of roughly 900 k GBP, but no turnover or profit. They are subsidiary of Working Title Films Limited, who report an annual turnover of 16.3 million GBP, but only 1.7 million GBP turnover have been generated in the UK. Well, somewhere in the consolidated statements of NBCUniversal or Comcast you might find the proceeds of BETM.

Before it gets boring, we have the other side: Delfont Mackintosh Theatres Limited. The Group of Companies's accounts tell what you can earn in the West-End. A turnover of 44.1 million GBP between April 2014 and March 2015 made up for a profit after taxes of 11.2 million GBP. Not that bad. The balance sheets show an impudently high liquid ratio of 1,3. I have never seen such a high liquid ratio before. Cameron's company can easily pay all their short term liabilities out of the petty cash. And that is the fact after the company had paid 26.5 million GBP for the VPT in cash!!

In fact, the reported turnover is not the whole truth. Delfont Mackintosh posess the Gielgut (cap. 986), Noel Coward (872), Novello (1,105), Prince Edward (1,618), Prince of Wales (1,160), Queens (1,074) and Wyndham Theatre (759) apart from the VPT (1,550), which makes up for a total capacity of about 9,100 seat. Based on the London average seat capacity utilization and the average ticket prices, this should easily make up for gross sales of 119 million GBP p.a.

I am pretty much in doubt that the production of BETM is too expensive to maintain. Comcast/NBC/Working Title and Delfont could easily have stopped it in the past, if money had been burned. They have a cash cow at hand, one of the large productions at the West-End beside Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King. This gives me hope that it will return one day in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:43 am 
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The Sunderland Echo has this story about Lee Hall and members of the UK/Ireland Tour representing the Billy Elliot The Musical company in presenting a check representing the proceeds of the final London show to the East Durham Trust, the "flagship voluntary and community sector organisation for the East Durham area, established to counteract the effects of social and economic deprivation through community-based programmes."

The setting of the presentation couldn't have been more apt and was literally out of a Lee Hall script: the Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Miners’ Welfare Hall, which was a key location during the 1984/5 strike as well as in the film. The irony wasn't lost on those gathered.


http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/loca ... -1-7849119


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:39 pm 
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@MrDavidMassey on Twitter has some amazing photos of the dismantling of the stage.
I haven't figured out how to create the link here from my phone, but it's worth your time to search for his tweets

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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:28 pm 
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Here's a nice little article about Ruthie saying goodbye to the four Billys on the last night.

The Billy section of the article starts about halfway down with the title 'Tearful farewell as four Billy's hang up their dance shoes'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3540908/It-s-finest-hour-Gary-Oldman-devote-blood-toil-tears-sweat-plays-Winston-Churchill-war-time-epic.html


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:41 pm 
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emcpow wrote:
Here's a nice little article about Ruthie saying goodbye to the four Billys on the last night.

The Billy section of the article starts about halfway down with the title 'Tearful farewell as four Billy's hang up their dance shoes'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3540908/It-s-finest-hour-Gary-Oldman-devote-blood-toil-tears-sweat-plays-Winston-Churchill-war-time-epic.html

Thanks for the article. I still think it was one of the most touching moments in all of theatre history.


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:50 pm 
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A really nice article thanks for posting

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like theatre, I'd say for everyone, and it's got so much emotion
behind it. Because who ever comes and sees it, feels the story -
so I think: it's brilliant!" (GM)


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:07 pm 
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This is a vlogger's video about her experience going to the last two shows. it gives us unfortunates who could not attend a feel for what it was like in the theater. If you were there, you may see yourself !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rie8nAydPq8

Sam4God has done many vlogs of BETM some are worth watching.


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 Post subject: Re: Last London Show
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:05 am 
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Great video ! It definitely did capture the feel and the excitement of that night. Glad she had the foresight to record the moment for posterity.


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