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#1 Lynette

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:26 PM

Not gloating or anything but I was trying to buy tickets for this today - I already have tickets but for a day on which I have since been invited to another event. So I thought I would buy another couple and then offer the ones I don't want to the deserving. Nothing doing, nowt, nada... so just thought I would let you all know.. :D

This must confirm Derek Jacobi as box office gold as I really can't see how it is 'King Lear' that can be such a draw.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:59 PM

It's been around for a few hundred years, so obviously the majority sees something in it even if it's not for everyone. ;)

I'm going to be checking for late availability when previews start and they work out visibility, or if that comes to nothing, it'll be a cold December day-seating extravaganza for me. No change there then! :lol:
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:06 AM

View PostLynette, on 02 November 2010 - 10:26 PM, said:

Not gloating or anything but I was trying to buy tickets for this today - I already have tickets but for a day on which I have since been invited to another event. So I thought I would buy another couple and then offer the ones I don't want to the deserving. Nothing doing, nowt, nada... so just thought I would let you all know.. :D

That is because you are not famous - if you were Alan Rickman they would have found a seat for you - when we all go to this let's list how many celebrities we see in the audience and consider whether they phoned in on the first day of booking.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:15 AM

Yes, there are a couple of blocks of seats they seem to reserve for industry, whether it's freeloading celebs or Olivier panellists. It usually includes the 4 left-hand seats of row B centre block.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:17 AM

You can always try that old hoary ploy when being told it's sold out -
"You'd have a ticket for the Duke of Edinburgh/Alan Rickman, wouldn't you?"
"Well yes"
"Well he's not coming so I'll have his"

We are showing the satellite of this at work so hopefully I'll see it for free (plus a free ice cream  ;) )

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:25 AM

View PostLynette, on 02 November 2010 - 10:26 PM, said:

This must confirm Derek Jacobi as box office gold as I really can't see how it is 'King Lear' that can be such a draw.


So you don't think it'd be sold out if it was, say, Martin Clunes or Peter Bowles.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:46 AM

View PostThe Suburbanite, on 03 November 2010 - 10:25 AM, said:

So you don't think it'd be sold out if it was, say, Martin Clunes or Peter Bowles.

Alternating Lear and Fool, it would be.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:55 AM

Yes, but imagine the internet wank as the people hunched in front of their computers tapped furiously into their keyboards about how Martin Clunes is FAR too young for the role, the text says he's EIGHTY, isn't it DISGRACEFUL. ;)
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:51 PM

Well, yes - everyone's too old or too young for everything. I like the Bowles/Clunes Lear/Fool alternation idea of Jan Brock's.

I'll tell you how it would sell out - a QI Lear, with Fry as Lear and alternating Alan Davies, Phill Jupitus and John Sessions as Fools.

Snigger snigger - Weez said 'wank' - tee hee.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:27 PM

Hmm, I was close to returning my tickets when I saw that advert he has done though, major sell-out!!
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