Fringe theatres in London
Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:38 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:51 AM
Although, conversely, I generally find that fringe theatres do have someone sitting at the box office taking phone enquiries and bookings. It's the WE venues that now have centralised call centres. And, not too long ago, I've definitely had conversations with a box office person at the Finborough but I suppose they must have changed this quite recently.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:36 AM
1) Many of the separate groups in the audience seem to know each other ("Oh hello Tarquin !!")
2) The social demographic is very uniform - all high-earning white upper-middle-class professionals, braying to each other at high volume whilst clutching glasses of white wine in the foyer - all expensively dressed too.
3) Many seem to be there for the "occasion" rather than being there for the play/production itself
4) The odd minor local celebrity appears in the audience
5) Effusive ill-informed praise for the production at the interval ("Oh it's MARVELLOUS isn't it ..... it's it little difficult to work out who is who though ....) often involving a claim of acquantance with one of the actors (or more often their parents).
Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:50 AM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 03:35 PM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:46 PM
I agree with this entirely- I don't get to many London fringe venues (It's a long way to go on my own, and I have enough difficultly persuading people to come with me to the West End!), but I went to see the RADA Beggar's Opera last year (don't know if that counts as fringe, but meh), and there was a group sat in front of me who just seemed to be listing the shows they'd seen recently, in the voice you very accurately described!
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