You may not like it - but Producers DO know what they are doing!
Sorry - I didn't make my post clear enough - I know premium seats will always exist in sold out shows and yes, I'd rather the theatre itself was touting rather than the touts getting the money but I was making a comment re: general pricing.
I mean Priscilla is quite high really pricing-wise - pretty much any decent seat is about £65 on a Friday / Sat - that used to be the premium price - I just think it is too high. You will get people going for a bit but it certainly isn't planning for the long term. Itjust seems really short sighted in these difficult times.
I am also unconvinced producers necessarily know what they are doing in all cases too. Sometimes there is a little greed I think in shows that are predicted to do well and this can come back to haunt them...