It is currently Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 pm

All times are UTC


Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Forum Rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
  Print view Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
 Post subject: School Ties
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:16 pm 
Michael
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:53 am
Posts: 2396
Location: UK
It occurred to me last night that given the circumstances, it was likely that both Billy and Michael would attend the same school yet in the second act, when both guys are seen wearing school shirts and ties, each one is wearing a different school tie. Also, I beleive that each of the four Billy's wears a different school tie.
Wonder why this is - could it be that the Billy's use their own school tie???? :?:

_________________
[b]An ex-Regular and someone who was Passionate about the show but who has now found the rest of the WEST END.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:56 pm 
Michael

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:33 pm
Posts: 2133
Location: North-West
Oh, it is interesting how you mention this because it annoys me! In the film Billy & Michael clearly attend the same school. There is also only one high school in real life Easington as it is only a very small place!

This is definitely something the costume department could sort out relatively inexpensively!! One of the school ties is EXACTLY the same as my school. I have often been tempted to bring another one along and pass it backstage, so they have two the same! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:14 pm 
Michael
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:53 am
Posts: 2396
Location: UK
Hi Muppet,
Very interesting response - thank you.
However, tonight, believe it or not, Billy and Posh Boy were wearing the same school tie in the audition scene - somehow I cannot imagine that - Billy at a Surrey or Royal Berkshire Public School!!! :roll:

_________________
[b]An ex-Regular and someone who was Passionate about the show but who has now found the rest of the WEST END.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:36 am 
Ballet Girl
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:32 am
Posts: 328
Location: UK
Good spot, i've never noticed this myself.
You could put the Michael and Billy wearing different ties down to the "house" system. I've known a few schools to have different ties within the school to distinguish between the different houses they are in. Some ties are very different and you'd think they weren't from the same school.
Regarding the different Billy ties maybe each of the Billy's is in a different house at school :D! What you're really watching is 5 different boys from the same school all named Billy Elliot with a Dad called Jackie, brother Tony and Dead mother who all take up ballet class...okay to far now!
With the Posh Boy and Billy tie i suspect that this was just a mistake or a time of despiration if a tie went missing. I guess it can be a case of "arghh the posh boy ties missing grab another one." *Posh boy walks on stage and someone in the wings notes "they're wearing the same tie."
D'oh!
A show so big that runs 8 times a week i guess mistakes are going to happen. Wonder how often Billy and Posh Boy wear the same tie?

_________________
Leon 2/05/07, Josh 28/12/07, Corey 16/06/08, Corey 12/07/08, Layton 28/08/08, Tanner 27/12/08, Fox 4/07/09, Tom 15/08/2009, Tom (5th Anniversary show) - 31/3/2010, Rhys 21/10/10


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:35 pm 
Michael
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:53 am
Posts: 2396
Location: UK
Hi Hammy
Very humerous response - I'm sat here laughing as I compose a reply :lol: :lol:
The main thing is that it really doesn't bother me in the least about which ties the boys wear. It is just an observation I suppose to demonstrate that I am bessotted by the show and every little last detail of it.
The show is so fabulous everyone in the cast could come on wearing the same tie and I couldn't give a hoot. Whats more important to me is the pure entertainment value and the fact that I am on a high every time I leave the Theatre.
Mistakes will always happen but are they really that important? No ;)

_________________
[b]An ex-Regular and someone who was Passionate about the show but who has now found the rest of the WEST END.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:16 pm 
Ballet Girl
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:32 am
Posts: 328
Location: UK
I know exactly what you mean.
It's funny when you sit there and realise something isn't quite right but everyone around you seems to not notice even when it seems so obvious to you. It doesn't affect the show in anyway and if anything makes it that little bit different for you. It also shows that they can make pretty big mistakes and yet most of the audience (i.e. first timers) would not notice.

_________________
Leon 2/05/07, Josh 28/12/07, Corey 16/06/08, Corey 12/07/08, Layton 28/08/08, Tanner 27/12/08, Fox 4/07/09, Tom 15/08/2009, Tom (5th Anniversary show) - 31/3/2010, Rhys 21/10/10


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:36 pm 
Michael

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:33 pm
Posts: 2133
Location: North-West
I always notice the difference in the ties...it irritates me and needs to be sorted out!! lol :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:59 am 
Tall Boy

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:05 am
Posts: 144
Location: Midwest US
Any chance that their school merely requires them to wear 'a' tie, not a specfic pattern? Is school-specific ties that widespread of a dress code? I know the private boarding schools would include a tie fabric as part of the uniform, but do all the public schools do so as well?


Just a couple questions from one who grew up in the States, in a time and place where only alcohol-themed t-shirts and short-shorts were banned. Rare was the child who wore a tie, much less a suit coat (with the possible exception of picture day).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:52 am 
Mrs Wilkinson
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1498
Location: palm springs,usa
Wow...to be honest even 60+ timers never noticed that(at least not this one)... :lol:

Steven


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: School Ties
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:42 am 
Michael
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:53 am
Posts: 2396
Location: UK
Steamboy wrote:
Any chance that their school merely requires them to wear 'a' tie, not a specfic pattern? Is school-specific ties that widespread of a dress code? I know the private boarding schools would include a tie fabric as part of the uniform, but do all the public schools do so as well?


Just a couple questions from one who grew up in the States, in a time and place where only alcohol-themed t-shirts and short-shorts were banned. Rare was the child who wore a tie, much less a suit coat (with the possible exception of picture day).


Hi Steamboy,

My response to your post would be that there are ordinary ties and there are school ties - school ties are of a particular design and often quite different to the style of a normal tie. Most school ties that I have come across have the typical diagonal stripe as part of their design and are such un-cool items that you would only wear them as part of a uniform.

_________________
[b]An ex-Regular and someone who was Passionate about the show but who has now found the rest of the WEST END.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
bmiles v1.1 desgined by CodeMiles Team -TemplatesDragon-.