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#11 Alf

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 22 August 2012 - 10:28 PM, said:

It'll have to wait 'til after Mr West has done My Fair Lady in Sheffield, if it does (if we're assuming the cast would stay on, that is). This whole no advance booking this is now p*ssing me off even more!
I know - although I would've been even more peeved if it was Miranda Raison and Toby Stephens..
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

View PostAlf, on 22 August 2012 - 09:47 PM, said:

So they've gone and cast Dominic West and Miranda Raison in this, no doubt making it even tougher to get tickets!!

That's a relief. After seeing Mr West in several plays recently I decided that I was not over fond of him....so I can relax about missing this one. I dd like MR in Physicists however but I'll let that go....

#13 xanderl

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Article in today's observer speculates that the tickets will go to people who can pay others to queue and has a telling quote from a RC spokesbeing:

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Tickets for The River will be at a premium, not simply because of West, who starred in the American television series The Wire, but because Butterworth and the theatre's artistic director, Dominic Cooke, are staging the play in a studio theatre which seats only 85. "It was a decision made by everyone," said the Royal Court spokeswoman. "It is a three-hander and very different to Jerusalem. Whether it stays in such a small venue depends on what happens with audiences but, for its premiere, Jez wants it to be at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs."

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#14 Lynette

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

Pretentious rubbish spouted by people who put real theatre lovers who happen to work for a living bottom of the list. How are we supposed to hove up every morning to queue for tickets? Weez, we will all pay you! But i daresay you have other things to do too.  Serves them all right if no one turns up.

#15 xanderl

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

Well it's fairly clear from the quote that they plan to transfer it, presumably at inflated prices publicised with photos of queues.
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#16 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

Ok, my gap year business plan:

The River tickets- £30 each

PM me your dates :D



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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

Great plan!
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

The great thing about going to the theatre a lot is I discovered there are no unmissable plays. Not because none of them are as good but because many of them are.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

The thing I discovered is that no play is ever 'sold-out'.  I didn't have tickets for The Changeling and Constellations and saw them with a little luck and a little effort within a couple of weeks.

(Is it wrong to hope that this is a bit of a let down after all this guff?)
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

I'll wait 'til the reviews come out. My hope is that it'll be mainly 3*, in which case I won't bother.







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