Epicoene, on 02 October 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:
Is it truly an NT tour, or is it being run by commercial producers ? The RSC West End prices for Julius Caesar and Much Ado were also stupidly high and apparently totally unsubsidised, plus the commercial producers poked their noses into the artistic direction too (putting an interval into JC when the director didn't want one).
I think the London production of War Horse was produced by the National and National Angels but it's possible the the UK tour has commercial producers.
Interesting that shows have a missed interval penalty, I imagine producers incorporate it into their running costs if a show doesn't have one, Constellations which is going to the Duke of York's is only 70 minutes but it's being produced by ATG and Royal Court so I imagine they'll include the penalty in the running costs or waiver it.