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Subject: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bainbo
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 11:35 AM

There's a rumour that UK folk singer Bob Fox has won a place in the cast of War Horse, in London. Anyone know if it's true?

Last I heard was that he'd been asked to audition, so I wonder if that's still the case, and the story has simply grown with the retelling? I can't find any official confirmation, which is what makes me wary.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 11:38 AM

Tim van Eyken was best singer by far in War Horse, the next one was awful.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Woolyhead
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 11:48 AM

Apparently so as he's had to cancel all his 40 or so booked gigs


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 02:05 PM

I heard last week that Bob couldn't make his gig at the Sunray club next month (for which we were the booked support act) because he'll be working in a West End show...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Singing Referee
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 02:12 PM

It's definite. He's had to cancel a gig at the Pump House Watford, and as has been said 40 in total. Shame for us, but a great opportunity for the man! Good luck to him I say.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 02:16 PM

Wow. Lucky audiences!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Stower
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 03:10 PM

I was at the last gig Bob did before all those he had to cancel/postpone due to being in War Horse for a year. He said he was very pleased to get the gig and that he'll have to learn melodeon for the part. Now I'll *definitely* have to go and see it.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bainbo
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 03:32 PM

Tht's good. He'll be great at it.

But now I'm kicking myself - I've tickets to see him next month in a show called the Pitman Poets, with Jez Lowe, Benny Graham and Billy Mitchell. So I didn't bother going to see him at the folk club the other night, thinking I'd be seeing him soon enough anyway. Now, I suppose, they'll be doing the show without him. Bugger!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 01:22 AM

Bugger! I would love to have seen Bob Fox.

We're going to see Warhorse later this month.
Does anyone know who's singing in it at the moment?


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Kampervan
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 02:37 AM

Sorry, that last 'guest' was me with a dead cookie.
K/van


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 03:59 AM

Saul Rose is the singer until the beginning of November.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: The Doctor
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 05:59 AM

I've just been in touch with Bob, and had the following from him, with a request to post it here:

Yes it's true!! I've been in London for the past couple of weeks since rehearsals started for a cast change on 16th November so I've had no time to make any kind of official announcement. I was very sad and sorry to have to cancel around 35 gigs to accommodate me being in War Horse but it's an opportunity that I can't turn down for all of the obvious (and some not so obvious) reasons.
I have managed to salvage some gigs including all Pitmen Poets, and the gigs that still appear on my website are all going ahead.
http://www.bobfoxmusic.com


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 07:13 AM

Well done Bob for getting the gig. Of course it's a shame for folks not to have him performing at their club/event, but, what an opportunity for Bob, (as indeed it was for Saul)
To play in the West End in such a prestigious show is an opportunity not to be missed. Bob....If you read this. Break as many legs as you've got, and don't take any advice from that Rose bloke!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 07:13 AM

Blue clicky for Bob's link to his website....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Hamish
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 09:09 AM

"he'll have to learn melodeon for the part". Goodness. It took me about twenty years of practising guitar to be confident of performing in public. I can't imagine having to learn a new instrument to performing in the West End standard in a couple of months. But then again, I always knew he's a super-talented bloke.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 01:07 PM

Wow-cant think of anyone better!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,bobcat
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 03:50 PM

Fantastic Bob.What an amazing opportunity. War Horse is extraordinary....absolutely loved it. So enjoy...all the best, Diane


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 13 Oct 11 - 09:03 AM

Bob got in touch with me to say he would have to cancel the Topic FC gig planned in November which was disapointing for us but I can totally understand he couldn't miss an opportunity like this. Glad he has been able to keep the Pitman Poets gigs though - wish I could get to see them!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,singing hinney
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 06:26 PM

Bob said he is still doing the Pitman Poet gigs at Durham and Hexham and others that fall on a Sunday as that is his only day off from Warhorse. I heard him say this himself at the Davy Lamp just before he started his West End stint. Good luck, Bob. Hope you get the recognition your beautiful voice deserves at last!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: johnadams
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 06:44 PM

JoeG.

You've got a brilliant replacement for Bob though haven't you? Benny Graham does a fine night.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bainbo
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 02:16 PM

Story in the local newspaper for Bob's home town.

(I'll only say that its appearance may not be unconnected with the news having been confirmed here on Mudcat ...)


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 02:54 PM

@ John Adams - yes thanks I was delighted to be able to book Beny - hope to see you there maybe?

@ Bainbo - excellent - I like the description of the melodeon!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: BTNG
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 03:01 PM

Bob Fox takes over the role as Songman on 16th of November doesn't he?


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bainbo
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:27 PM

Thanks, Joe, but I can't take credit. I offered to write the article, but the reporter insisted on doing it herself, so I suspect the description is Bob's own, for the benefit of a non-folkie. But you're right - barring one or two typos, it's a good piece, and probably all the better for having been written from the non-folkie perspective.

BTNG - yes, it's November 16. In fact, there appears to be a whole new cast from then.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: BTNG
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:38 PM

I was looking at the website and saw a complete change of cast...I have the DVD on order, can't wait to see it


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:43 PM

I must remember to use the line 'Married father-of-two Bob, who is from Seaham and now lives in Chester-le-Street' in the publicity if I book him again!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:22 PM

"radio ballards" - I suppose that's dialect... ;-)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: BTNG
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:25 PM

yup it's the local Chester-le-Street accent... ;-)


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 02:07 PM

Just read the book (Michael Morpurgo). If I go to see the show, it'll be like the bit where they shoot Bambi's mother most of the way through, and I'll need a couple of boxes of paper hankies.

(Don't let that put you off -- it's a wonderful story.)


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,guest allanfcmm
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 06:38 AM

saw War Horse on Friday night. What a most amazing eveing I can@t recommend it too highly !!

Bob Fox was good (as you'd expect)but the whole production was amazing

Go and see it!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:34 AM

I was there on Saturday night (14/4). I wholeheartedly agree - it was a fantastic production, and all the better for Bob's great singing and Tamsy's excellent songs (Only Remembered, sung by Bob and ensemble, never sounded better).

BTW - I thought Bambi's mother died in the fire??


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 11:12 AM

re: Bambi's mom -- I would have said so too, but apparently not.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 04:10 PM

Oh well, it's at least 55 years since I saw it so I guess my grey cells can be forgiven that small error! :-)


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Wheatman
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:02 AM

We finally got to see the show yesterday afternoon. It was oustanding and there was not a seat to be had in the house. Bob Fox was brilliant, well I would say that wouldn't I, being a Chestalad (Durham speak). Using the national coach and bus pass in London made an economical day trip from Peterborough. This show is a must. Gan canny Brian


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Elmore
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 10:00 AM

I wish he'd get off the war horse and come back to the states and do some concerts. In any case, I wish him well.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 05:48 AM

On tour again at present.War Horse Saw it last night in Cardiff.
Bob Fox was excellent (as was the whole show)
Next stop (for the show) Woking 1 Aug - 18 Aug


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 07:32 AM

War Horse tour dates;

Plymouth Theatre Royal, 29 August 2018 - 15 September 2018
Milton Keynes Theatre, 19 September 2018 - 06 October 2018
Birmingham Hippodrome, 10 October 2018 - 03 November 2018
London National Theatre, 08 November 2018 - 05 January 2019
Glasgow        SEC, 15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre, 27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019
Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre, 27 March 2019 - 06 April 2019
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 10 April 2019 - 27 April 2019

As we booked early, we found ourselves on the front row - it was more like the front line!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 02:08 PM

Saw it on a previous tour. Hated it. Couldn't wait for it to finish; if I'd been on my own I'd have walked out. Lame plot and those bloody puppets! The best way I could describe it was a pantomime with more than one horse.

On the other hand, you might like the thing but don't say you weren't warned.


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 06:00 PM

Saw it at the National, New London and cinema which was great for recording the folkie bits!!! Second only to The Mysteries, a superb show!


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Subject: RE: Bob Fox in War Horse?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 09:25 AM

"He'll have to learn melodeon for the part" - see Hamish's comment 12.10.11. My thoughts too, so when I saw Bob Fox at our local folk club just over a year ago, I complimented him on his playing and learning it so quickly (took me years too!)
"Ah" says he, "I only know that one tune - just learned that one - can't play anything else"! What a professional!

I saw the show a few years previously when Bob was Songman: best piece of theatre I have ever seen. had to resist the temptation to join in with the songs, all of which I knew, being surrounded by various unknown people who might not have appreciated that!


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