Bad Behaviour At A Show
Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:07 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:08 PM
also how do you know you dont do things to annoy others!
Going to the theatre is pretty easy. The only rules you have to follow are that once the house lights go down you don't make any noise (maybe clap if you like) and you sit still.
You have to give full marks to the RSC who I think are the only theatre who suggest in their programmes that coughing spoils the performance for others and should be avoided.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:53 PM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:47 AM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:54 AM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:40 AM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:40 PM
So, sorry to everyone around me!
Have to say though, at The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre), the ever present atmospheric fog from the smoke machine really didn't help!
I am much more disturbed by people making noise that they CAN help, such as rustling wrappers, eating or drinking noisily (& smelly food is a pet hate of mine), using their phones & talking during a performance.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:36 PM
One type of coughing I hate is the psychosomatic coughing that results from any use of smoke effects on stage, even when (as in most cases) the "smoke" is physiologically incapable of causing anyone to cough. I was involved with one show where I was using a rather leaky dry ice machine, and I'd be in a room with dense fog billowing around me with no problems at all while in front of the curtain the first wisp of fog caused a barrage of coughs, even from people well above the level of the fog. I still don't know whether it's a genuine psychosomatic reaction or a conscious one to say "I can see the smoke" in the same way some people will make a point of laughing loudly so everyone knows they understood a joke.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:46 PM
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