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#1731 Lynette

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Phone went off twice with weird verbal signal in Donmar last night. Just missed the climactic speech. They don't do a warning there , just tell people as they give in their tix. Thsi is not enough. Thye must remind people more forcibly. Shame.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostLynette, on 21 April 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

Phone went off twice with weird verbal signal in Donmar last night. Just missed the climactic speech. They don't do a warning there , just tell people as they give in their tix. Thsi is not enough. Thye must remind people more forcibly. Shame.

Do people still need to be told to turn their phones off? Surely it's a given when going into a theatre/cinema? Maybe the answer is to be stricter with people who flout the rules? Or maybe theatres should look into reception restricting technology so phones can't go off even if they are on?
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

I think there's  a real problem with phones being turned back on at the interval and then people forgetting or being caught out by the sudden start of the second half. Most of the phones noises I notice seem to be after the interval..

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

View Postlivetheatreco, on 21 April 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

Do people still need to be told to turn their phones off? Surely it's a given when going into a theatre/cinema? Maybe the answer is to be stricter with people who flout the rules? Or maybe theatres should look into reception restricting technology so phones can't go off even if they are on?
Phone jamming is illegal in this country.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

I thought all the 'arty' types were being put into their own special sub category by the BBC?

And yes, personally I'd agree to no food in the theatre at all...though spending Christmases picking up after darling children in the theatre as a usher may have heavily influenced my views on that!!
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

It amazes me when I see people carefully putting their empty glasses etc on the floor of the aisle when leaving the theatre, rather than carrying them 20 feet to the nearest bin
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

At Matilda on Friday I had very young children in front and behind me, all talking constantly. In the middle of 'Quiet' the ones behind me decided it was time to open whatever food they had and did so amidst much arguing. The little boy in front of me also found it too loud so spent a lot of time thrashing around with his hands over his ears. Now I understand that you have to expect young children, especially at something like Matilda, but maybe teach them to be quiet first? I dont know if Im being unreasonable, what do people think?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:16 PM

How young. I think Matilda is 8+.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

Not sure but judging by the size and the older siblings I'd say 4 or 5 at most.
Is Matilda really 8+? Amazing that it is only 2 years younger than a Chorus Line which is 10+, I would not take a 10 year old to A Chorus Line.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

I'm always amazed by what people will take their kids to see. I saw A Day in the Death of Joe Egg yesterday and there was a kid who couldn't have been older than seven. They were perfectly well behaved, but it is hardly a suitable play for kids.




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