QUOTE(Lynette @ Sep 12 2007, 08:12 PM)
I have seen queues at the Donmar waiting outside when it has been a 'sell out' and the first few do get in.
I went from Wales to London on I think the last day of Grand Hotel
I'd been phoning the Donmar daily for weeks about Returns, but there was never even 1 (I only wanted 1).
On the day, Day Tickets (or maybe Returns which were available by then?) had been on sale from 10am -
but they'd all gone before I got there.
However, even though I'd travelled from Wales in the morning, I was the first in the Returns queue, I think about 1pm.
(I'm not sure whether 1pm was when I arrived,
or was when they let the queue start,
or was when they started selling Returns?
Anyway, I soon had a lovely zany lady to chat with (musicals-mad like me!) -
& I got in!
If I remember rightly, the first 6 or 7 from the queue got tickets
(though some might have had to sit separately from their partners -
it can be a bit of a gamble: whether to take 2 singles if offered,
or whether to let the singles go to single people in the queue & wait & hope for a pair).
My main reason for hoping to see Grand Hotel was because of the lovely Daniel Evans
(who hails from down this way) -
though I was delighted to discover the dishy Julian Ovenden!
And, in the audience (& he spoke to me before the show!): Samuel West!