Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:08 AM
And? I know several people who are going from London (and the South East) to see it.... it's not the inconvenience or effort that's stopping me...I just can't really justify the expense. If it had been cheaper, I'd have happily gone. £65 a ticket is a lot more than the NT (and nearly any ticket I've ever bought) for a start, and to give you comparison, the train fare when I last looked was one fifth of what I paid to get to Beijing and back. And though I think you meant it jokily, it's not really a like for like comparison, is it?
People of Blackpool quite happily fly to Spain for a holiday.... but oh no, they can't be bothered to go all the way to the NT to catch the latest Hytner Shakespeare. Yet they complain that their only way to see it is on a measly cinema screen at their local Cineworld. Honestly.
I realise that I'm very fortunate, living where I do, to be able to see a lot of theatre, including everything at the NT. You can't see everything... I'm rather spoilt on good (and often high profile) theatre, hence my disappointment in not seeing this 'in the flesh'.
I'm not complaining that Sir Ken should be giving us his Macbeth in London.... of course not (though it would be nice!).... it's great the MIF is getting the profile it should be. And also great that those of us who can't make it are able to catch it through other means.