Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:10 PM
The St James is a very nice theatre, intimate though a bit lacking on the leg room. Great bar and restaurant.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:37 AM
I saw this a week ago and agree that it's an attractive new theatre (though I found the exterior and foyer rather intimidatingly smart), albeit with a very steep rake (reminiscent of the vertiginous Trafalgar Studios) and ridiculously inadequate leg-room and the production is great. A shame that even on the Saturday night when I visited, the attendance was so poor. I did feel a little aggrieved myself, having waited in vain for offers and comp wins so forking out for the cheapest seat (£20), only to find later that there were plenty of half-price offers, but with so new a theatre, it's impossible to know when to time your purchase. I'd love to support this venue and to see Daddy Long Legs, but will wait for my knees to forgive me and to see what happens, price-wise. Nothing they can do about the cramped seating but I think an urgent review of the pricing policy is required...
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:17 AM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:33 AM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:27 AM
I feel even more agrieved that I paid full price when the productions were first announced, ie £30 when I could have paid half that much.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:41 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:46 AM
I was sat in the front row and I didn’t have issue with the leg room. The auditorium has such a steep rake so every seat should have a perfect view.
The foyers reminded of some swanky hotel in the Far East. Afterwards we went to the pub as it’s a far more relaxing environment. My female companion complained of the cramped ladies loos with only 4 cubicles.
The set price bistro menu looked quite tempting and affordable.
Bully Boy is a good launch to the season but not amazing. I would say artistic policy, branding and pricing all need to be drastically renewed for it to be a success.
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:32 AM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:51 AM
If this was on Saturday matinee then yes I did. I felt very sorry for you as it looked like you had been blown off your feet by the explosion!
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