Alice in Theatreland

Alice in Theatreland

Julia Roberts / Jun 18, 2019

Alice in Theatreland It s a summer of soaring temperatures and hose pipe bans and the year nineteen year old Alice Abbott s life changed irrevocably Alice s childhood dream of seeing her name up in lights seems clos

  • Title: Alice in Theatreland
  • Author: Julia Roberts
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  • It s 1976 a summer of soaring temperatures and hose pipe bans, and the year nineteen year old Alice Abbott s life changed irrevocably Alice s childhood dream of seeing her name up in lights seems close to fulfilment when she attends an audition for a new West End show but first she must impress theatre impresario, Richard, a man with an unhealthy penchant for innocent It s 1976 a summer of soaring temperatures and hose pipe bans, and the year nineteen year old Alice Abbott s life changed irrevocably Alice s childhood dream of seeing her name up in lights seems close to fulfilment when she attends an audition for a new West End show but first she must impress theatre impresario, Richard, a man with an unhealthy penchant for innocent young dancers Befriended by Gina, an experienced dancer who is determined to protect her new friend from the sleaze behind the glamour, and attracting attention from the male lead in the show, Peter, a former pop star who she s had a crush on for years, Alice s star seems to be ascending until she accepts Richard s impromptu dinner invitation Alice s apparent naivety places her in peril, but is she really as innocent as she appears or is she playing a dangerous game And just how far will Richard go to protect his guilty secret Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 259 pages Published April 27th 2017 by ripped More Details ASIN B071XZ3HMC Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Alice in Theatreland, please sign up

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skin and draw me in.From the prologue I was totally hooked, it wasn t quite what I was expecting but it totally had me intrigued and desperate to find out who and how that person came to be in that situation We then meet 19 year old Alice as she s leaving her home in Nottingham, she s heading off to London to an audition for a new West End Show, her friend has given her the use of her flat while she s away for 6 weeks and filled with determination, she dreams one day of seeing her name in lights.I totally fell in love with Alice, she s quite na ve and not quite as street wise as some but she s very talented even though she doesn t realise it or have the faith in herself Alice is a character that has a heart of gold and I was desperately wanting Alice to succeed.Another character I really liked was Gina, she befriends Alice at the first audition and gives Alice some much needed advice Gina s not had an easy life, she s street wise, a dancer by day, a hostess by night and being older than Alice the two are totally different but a firm friendship begins and I was really backing Gina too, hoping she would succeed just like I hoped for Alice.Julia Roberts really knows how to set a scene and draw the reader in, clearly having experience in the theatre audition process Roberts really makes the story come alive It was like I was in 1976, I was so engrossed in the story I could feel the nerves and excitement, the fear and disappointment I wont go into the plot, you really need to read this book to find out what happens, but there is one character that really got my heckles up and as I was sitting reading those scenes I really wanted to just scream at the book and punch the character.Alice in Theatreland really is a page turner, so much so I didn t want it to end, even though I was desperate to see how things panned out and see if Alice was going to get her dream It s a mixture of love, drama, suspense and excitement and I d love to see this on the stage or even on TV, I think it would be brilliant I definitely highly recommend Alice in Theatreland and would love to read about Alice in the future flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 01, 2017 Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle I already knew I d like Julia Roberts writing I very much enjoyed Time for a Short Story last year, and was keen to see how she handled a full length novel Yes, everything I d enjoyed was there the settings, the well crafted characters, the deft touch with relationships but this time I really enjoyed the wonderful story telling, those moments of joy, sadness and edge of the seat drama that made this book such a great read.The theatrical backdrop is just perfectly done, drawing on the aut I already knew I d like Julia Roberts writing I very much enjoyed Time for a Short Story last year, and was keen to see how she handled a full length novel Yes, everything I d enjoyed was there the settings, the well crafted characters, the deft touch with relationships but this time I really enjoyed the wonderful story telling, those moments of joy, sadness and edge of the seat drama that made this book such a great read.The theatrical backdrop is just perfectly done, drawing on the author s insider knowledge the audition process, the understudies and their involvement, the backstage interactions, the whims and prejudices of directors and producers Alice draws the eye from her first appearance I loved her relationship with her family and who, in the seventies, would have travelled without cheese and pickle sandwiches, eh , and her total joy at finding that the leading man had long been on a poster on her bedroom wall She s such a wonderful character, and I loved watching her growing friendship with Gina, her brushes with Ruby, and her changing relationship with Peter The seventies setting is done just right too the music, the clothes, and all those little touches of unobtrusive detail that will chime with anyone who lived through those years.And then there were the different moral standards of the time, and that s the point when the story turns a little darker, and people turn out not to be bathed in quite the rosy glow that you and Alice rather hope they are The tension filled climax is so well handled, perfectly and very fast paced, with the deft interweaving of a few expert false leads and red herrings I just couldn t put the book down until I d read the very last page In so many ways this book is light and easy to read in other ways after it acquires its rather darker edge, and has a serious theme it sometimes isn t But it s always so thoroughly enjoyable very different, and such an excellent read flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 25, 2017 Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves 2017challenge In Alice In Theatreland Ms Roberts introduces us to Alice, a nineteen year old dancer who, armed with her trusty equity card, leaves the relative safety of her Nottingham home to try her luck in the big city She has an audition for a new West End Show, a place to stay and a whole lot of talent What can possibly go wrong Ask that again after she falls foul of the producer for being overweight and after making a fool of herself with the star of the show, heart throb Peter Flint.If there is one In Alice In Theatreland Ms Roberts introduces us to Alice, a nineteen year old dancer who, armed with her trusty equity card, leaves the relative safety of her Nottingham home to try her luck in the big city She has an audition for a new West End Show, a place to stay and a whole lot of talent What can possibly go wrong Ask that again after she falls foul of the producer for being overweight and after making a fool of herself with the star of the show, heart throb Peter Flint.If there is one thing you can say about Alice it s that she knows how to make an impression I have to be honest I really did like the character of Alice God lord, was the girl a naive as they come, totally green about the perils of the big city, but rather than being too saccharin or perhaps unbelievable, Julia Roberts manages to create a totally charming and engaging young heroine who you really want to see succeed Yes, she makes some very bad choices but then the book is set in the seventies when perhaps girls weren t always as street smart as they like to think they are today And this totally works with Alice s story She is from a small city in relative terms and a close knit family unit, and the dishonesty and bitchiness that are rife within the theatre world are not things she is used to She is almost too nice to succeed but it is refreshing to have a heroine who is believable and honest and not world weary.Speaking of world weary, Alice s best friend in this story is the polar opposite of our young heroine Gina is a dancer by day and hostess , amongst other things, by night She takes Alice under her wing from the first audition and, although they make an unlikely pairing, they really do work Alice offer s Gina a touch of innocence she hasn t had in her life for a while, and perhaps even a sense of purpose in looking after the fledgling actress Again, Gina is a character you can really get behind A lot brash and confident than Alice, she has a hard back story, one which doesn t elicit pity but does give understanding and perhaps even empathy And she was funny and kind and depressingly described as old despite being ten years younger than I am Sooooo glad I don t work in entertainment I have enough paranoid complexes already As for the men in this story, again we have polar opposites First up you have Peter who is fighting against a bit of a reputation to try and convince Alice that he is a truly nice guy that she might want to take a chance on And he did come across as such in an entirely honest way It is easy to fall into cliche when dealing with the misunderstood hot guy, but it never felt like this at all Next up we have Larry, Gina s best friend I don t know why well actually I do it s the name but every time I read about him I kept thinking of the choreographer Larry in A Chorus Line and couldn t help picturing him as Terence Mann In fact there are probably strong parallels here in terms of Larry ensuring Gina has a place in the show, much as Larry film helped Cassie get her rightful place in the chorus line.And then there is Richard, a man so loathsome I could feel my skin crawl almost every time he was mentioned Sadly there were possibly are still far too many people like Richard in the industry back then and again Ms Roberts has captured his blend of arrogance, sense of entitlement and complete disdain for others perfectly He really is one of those characters you want to punch, or worse,and I longed to see his comeuppance Ugh Vile, vile character with no redeeming qualities at all.I think with this book, Julia Roberts manages to capture a brilliant blend of romance and drama There is no doubting the authenticity which comes from her own experiences and knowledge of the audition process and the desires of those wanting to make it in the theatre I could feel the frustrations and the upset of those who failed to make the cut, even the bitchiness and cliquishness of those who were not quite in Alice s league As I said before, for me this was a page turner of a book It wasn t necessarily driven by fast pacing or action, although that said the opening of the book left me completely intrigued and I needed to know who was being talked about, plus there were moments of great peril and tension dotted throughout But the truth is, in spite of my curiosity, once I had got to know Alice, I just wanted to read , wanted to see her come good and overcome her battles I wanted to see her take on Theatreland and win Did she succeed in that Well You ll have to read it to find out won t you flag Like see review Jan 10, 2018 Liz Parkin rated it it was ok To be honest I thought it was amateurish and full of anachronistic holes I bought it because it had decent reviews and I thought it might be a bit of fun but it was so obvious Of course Aluce has star quality , of course she is chosen to be the lead understudy, of course the lead falls off the wagon and of course the pop star male lead falls in love with her.Julia Roberts must be too young to remember 1976 but she could have done some research, especially into the fashions of the time flag Like see review Jan 21, 2018 Rachel rated it did not like it missleading read as a 13 year old and never got back my innocence my false idea of a fun theatre nerd book but no dont read if young or not wanting to be mentally scared flag Like see review diane gilbank rated it it was amazing Jan 31, 2019 Pat Hemsworth rated it it was ok Jan 17, 2018 Mrs J Walker rated it it was amazing Sep 24, 2017 Alice Cameron rated it it was amazing Mar 12, 2018 Mrs Helen E Murphy rated it it was amazing Sep 13, 2017 Mr Stephen Ruff rated it it was amazing May 31, 2018 john rated it it was amazing Aug 19, 2017 Mr Guy H Holt rated it really liked it May 07, 2017 mrs 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    1. I m honestly not sure where to start with this review, I was desperately needing something a bit different to my usual crime thriller reads and I knew Alice in Theatreland would do the trick but what I didn t realise was how the story would totally get under my skin and draw me in.From the prologue I was totally hooked, it wasn t quite what I was expecting but it totally had me intrigued and desperate to find out who and how that person came to be in that situation We then meet 19 year old Alic [...]


    2. I already knew I d like Julia Roberts writing I very much enjoyed Time for a Short Story last year, and was keen to see how she handled a full length novel Yes, everything I d enjoyed was there the settings, the well crafted characters, the deft touch with relationships but this time I really enjoyed the wonderful story telling, those moments of joy, sadness and edge of the seat drama that made this book such a great read.The theatrical backdrop is just perfectly done, drawing on the aut I alrea [...]


    3. In Alice In Theatreland Ms Roberts introduces us to Alice, a nineteen year old dancer who, armed with her trusty equity card, leaves the relative safety of her Nottingham home to try her luck in the big city She has an audition for a new West End Show, a place to stay and a whole lot of talent What can possibly go wrong Ask that again after she falls foul of the producer for being overweight and after making a fool of herself with the star of the show, heart throb Peter Flint.If there is one In [...]


    4. To be honest I thought it was amateurish and full of anachronistic holes I bought it because it had decent reviews and I thought it might be a bit of fun but it was so obvious Of course Aluce has star quality , of course she is chosen to be the lead understudy, of course the lead falls off the wagon and of course the pop star male lead falls in love with her.Julia Roberts must be too young to remember 1976 but she could have done some research, especially into the fashions of the time.


    5. missleading read as a 13 year old and never got back my innocence my false idea of a fun theatre nerd book but no dont read if young or not wanting to be mentally scared


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