Bad Behaviour At A Show
Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:07 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:17 PM
I've just spat my tea out at the very thought. Maybe we should act like Groundlings from Shakespeare's Globe. Instead of throwing rotten veg at the performers we could save it for the audience members. It would probably cause more disruption though
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:09 AM
It'd be more effective if it wasn't empty, or if it was an axe.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:19 PM
The show then started and every time we clapped or cheered along with the rest of the audience he turned around and glared at us. He blew his nose really loudly several times during quiet parts of the show, which was really distracting, so he wasn't even being quiet himself! The glaring continued until the end of the show when, after the final bows, he stood up, turned around to us and started full-on ranting at us, calling us stupid, rude attention-seekers who clearly didn't know how to behave in theatres and that our lives would amount to nothing/we'd go nowhere in life. Bearing in mind that we're two women in our early 20s who had never seen this man before in our lives! He didn't even stop when my friend was obviously close to tears, at which point I told him he had no right to judge us as he'd never met us before. We did cheer a few times and stood up to clap/cheer the cast during the final bows, but we were far from the only people in the theatre making any noise, and we'd both been to the show (and plenty of other West End shows) several times before and did nothing different to usual. I can understand it might not be to everyone's taste to have people cheering behind you but like I said, we were completely silent during the quiet parts and didn't cheer all that often during the applause.
However, this really unsettled and intimidated both of us - neither of us have experienced anything like this before - we weren't in the wrong, were we? Not quite sure what to make of it!
Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:31 PM
Even if you had been noisy, his reaction sounds totally out of order.
Reminds me of a story earlier in the thread about elderly people pre-assuming that "young people" don't know how to behave in the theatre.
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