Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:48 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:59 PM
Let me make some assumptions. They were sold out by about 15:00, each person bought 4 tickets (was there a limit ?), so they sold 16 (4 people buying 4 each) every minute ?
Do you believe that ?
Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:07 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:19 PM
I think this must be the number of tickets available in total for the run (I've just worked it out at roughly 89 performances with approx. 250 seats at each). Therefore given that it was heavily sold to members before the public booking opened, there can have been nowhere near this number left for sale on Monday morning.
Quote from Lynette "The allocation was 4 per member and I got 3 - I would happily have got the fourth for someone on the site so next time this happens, let those of us who can, get the extra tix for people on this site who do actually appreciate decent theatre and we can all keep out of the way of the touts and ebay."
Lynette, you are so kind! I note that there have been no bids so far for the Othello tickets on eBay (and I should think not) But also noticed some now on there for King Lear at a big mark-up. I find it very depressing.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:10 AM
Although the Donmar have said that they cap memers' presales so that the majority of tickets go on general sale - but yes, it would still mean less than the total.
Re ebay sales I can understand it if people genuinely find they can't make the date they've booked for - it's the buy-to-sell people I hate - but it's the mass acceptance of their doing that at vast mark-ups, in a "they can so why shouldn't they" way, that I find depressing.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:37 PM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:01 PM
OK, I stand corrected but there are 89 performances listed on the website and 89x250 (approx. capacity of Donmar) = 22250. This must mean that NO tickets were sold to members, which we know isn't true, so can you explain the discrepancy please?
Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:09 PM
For those keen to see another OTHELLO (after the Globe and before the Donmar) Salisbury Playhouse have a production running throughout November and are always a very reliable company.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:46 AM
Sounds risky I guess I won't see this one :S
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