I hadn't made a list in a while, and you know how I love lists, dear reader, so thought I'd do a top ten (in no particular order) of my favourite musicals of all time:
Closer To Heaven - fabulous! Intelligent disco musical with drugs and queers!
Follies - beautifully tragic.
Company - exceptional. Elaine kicks ass! Here's to the ladies who lunch!
Moulin Rouge - my favourite Nicole Kidman movie. Wonderful!
The Sound Of Music - perhaps the best musical ever?
Carousel - makes me feel all warm inside. Nice to watch on a wet afternoon.
My Fair Lady - Scrubber becomes posh lady! Yay!
The Wizard Of Oz - Saint Judy's finest hour.
Cabaret - Saint Judy's daughter's finest hour.
Mack and Mabel - I won't send roses and Time heals everything make me cry.
Now, I think a top ten of least favourite/most hated musicals:
Yentl - blasphemy, I know.
Grease II - where was John Travolta?
Cats - cats neither speak nor sing.
Starlight Express - trains neither speak nor sing. Nor do they wear rollerskates.
The Lion King - anything to do with Elton John is shite.
Jesus Christ Superstar - dull.
Little Shop Of Horrors - silly.
White Christmas - Bing Crosby is a total wanker.
West Side Story - tuneless rubbish. Sounds like an orchestra tuning up the whole time.
Summer Holiday - anything with Cliff Richard is pure shite.
Which musicals do you like, dear reader? And which ones do you hate? Do you think successful films and television programmes should be turned into musicals on the stage and screen? I must admit, the thought of "Minder the musical" makes me feel quite ill.