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#1871 freckles

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

As we don't have a "good behaviour at a show" thread, I just wanted to say that I saw Charlie & the Chocolate factory this week at a matinee performance, packed out with children of course, several coach parties of brownies etc & they were all beautifully behaved. They were really engrossed throughout, it was lovely.
And the FOH staff at the Theatre Royal were brilliant too, obviously lots of booster seats needed & parties to sort out. They were really pleasant & enthusiastic & you got that feeling of going to the theatre being a very special treat, which jaded old me doesn't often get these days! I loved the doormen in red tail coats too.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostCoggit, on 30 May 2013 - 05:10 PM, said:

To be fair, theatres care a lot less about copyright than people think. Perhaps they think it is a good marketing ploy not to care? There a loads of bootleg trader communities around that are out in the open and don't even try to hide themselves. There are even people on websites like iOffer making profit from the sale of Bootlegs and nothing is ever done. The only musical that has went out of their way to attempt to prevent the distribution of their musical is The Book of Mormon. Same with YouTube - you can find entire recorded segments on Youtube and no one seems to care (the only time I've seen videos removed is when people have posted bootlegs in their entirety).

That's why I was so amazed at the usher telling me not to take a photo of the tree. How is that going to affect copyright? (Apart from the fact that I am the worst photographer in the world and any photo on an iphone is not good quality). If I had been taking photos or filming whilst the play was on, fair enough, not only is it illegal but very annoying for other people in the audience.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

View PostJME52K, on 02 June 2013 - 10:08 AM, said:

That's why I was so amazed at the usher telling me not to take a photo of the tree. How is that going to affect copyright? (Apart from the fact that I am the worst photographer in the world and any photo on an iphone is not good quality). If I had been taking photos or filming whilst the play was on, fair enough, not only is it illegal but very annoying for other people in the audience.
  Glad I'm not the only person who finds the restrictions on photos in an empty auditorium absolutely ridiculous.

#1874 Rick2010

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:23 PM

Here'e what Patti Lupone did...



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

Totally brilliant. They should play this before every show in town. In the foyer.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

View PostJME52K, on 02 June 2013 - 10:08 AM, said:

That's why I was so amazed at the usher telling me not to take a photo of the tree. How is that going to affect copyright?

The problem with allowing some photography is: where do you draw the line? The moment you start allowing some photography you open yourself up to everyone with a camera arguing that that person was allowed to take a picture, so why can't I? So there are really only three options:

(1) Prohibit all photography.
(2) Permit all photography.
(3) Spend several hours a day arguing with every whiny self-entitled little shit who thinks he or she should be a special case.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Whilst i agree with all that Patti Lupone says in the audio posted above by Rick2010 I would also say (and i said this the last time this clip was posted) - the person recording the show/song also had "no respect" as not only is the taking of photographs prohibited but so is the use of ANY recording equipment.

Now I realise that recording would not have disrupted the performance like the flashing of cameras etc but at the end of the day the person that made the recording (above) is actually no better and is also breaking copyright law.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

View PostMatthew Winn, on 02 June 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

The problem with allowing some photography is: where do you draw the line? The moment you start allowing some photography you open yourself up to everyone with a camera arguing that that person was allowed to take a picture, so why can't I? So there are really only three options:

(1) Prohibit all photography.
(2) Permit all photography.
(3) Spend several hours a day arguing with every whiny self-entitled little shit who thinks he or she should be a special case.
  Or, the fourth alternative, allow photography before the show just as conversation and use of mobile phones is allowed before the show. But what do I know? I'm only a whiny self-entitled little shit, apparently.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

The strictest theatre ive seen for taking photographs is the Piccadilly, they are like hawks attaking prey if they see a flash!! Apollo Victoria has completly given up, you can take pictures of the Wicked stage before and after as much as you want, they wont say anything. I think thats because it has such a mass fanbase that people gave up telling off.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:05 PM

I was at Phantom of the Opera last week, and my sister managed to take a photo of the chandelier during the interval from our seats in the grand circle. On an ipod, so no flash or anything. Someone then yelled "no photographs!" from the other side of the auditorium. Crazy!
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