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#1841 glossie

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostLynette, on 16 May 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

Tonight at Relatively Speaking... two women who were charring away...

Sorry Lynette, I know (assume!) that is a typo...but I just love the thought of a couple of women in their overalls, scrubbing, dusting and vacuuming up and down the aisles during the play!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

No typo...nah, of course it was but I like your vision!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:42 AM

A good story about FOH staff. I say good, started with bad FOH behaviour but they did redeem themselves. Went to see Abigail's Party at Milton Keynes last night. A group of ladies obviously been drinking, talked loudly through most of the first half. Too far away for the 'ssssshhhhh' to be effective we complained to FOH staff saying their performance was unacceptable. Second half started and so did the talking from the inebriated young girls. FOH staff immediately approached the ladies and told them to be quiet. A much quieter second half that does show what FOH staff can do.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:06 PM

We were at Peter and Alice yesterday afternoon when before the show started a lady in the box took pictures of the set. I was very happy to notice that one of the ushers had seen her and promptly went up to the box, took her camera and deleted the photos.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

View Postpeggy sue, on 19 May 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

We were at Peter and Alice yesterday afternoon when before the show started a lady in the box took pictures of the set. I was very happy to notice that one of the ushers had seen her and promptly went up to the box, took her camera and deleted the photos.
  Why would you be happy to notice that? What's the issue with photos of the set?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Most venues don't allow photos inside the auditorium, especially of the set as that would be the same as taking pictures during the show.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:01 PM

View PostPriscilla, on 19 May 2013 - 06:37 PM, said:

Most venues don't allow photos inside the auditorium, especially of the set as that would be the same as taking pictures during the show.

I don't understand that logic - of course it's not the same.  It would be disruptive during the show due to the performers performing and the lights being out so any camera flash or lit screen would be seen.  But before the show it's not annoying anyone, as there's nothing to watch onstage at that point!

I really don't see the harm in taking a set picture if there's no curtain, as long as all cameras are away for the start of the show.  I'm happy to admit I took a sneaky set picture at Once on Broadway, and I wasn't doing anything that would have bothered anyone!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:07 PM

In what way is it the same as taking a picture during the show? It doesn't disturb anyone (at least a lot of flashes can be annoying but no more so in a theatre than anywhere else. I know it's now standard for ushers to behave like this but I have no idea why.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

The producers of shows often don't want any pictures taking of any parts of their sets/shows for many reasons - copyright, you don't know where people are going to post their photos. I work in a venue and we are asked to stop customers taking photos of anything inside the auditorium.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

Copyright?  And why does it matter where people post their photos? I genuinely don't understand this one.




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