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Gay's The Word - Jermyn Street Theatre


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#1 fringefan

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I missed out on the Finborough Theatre's production almost a year ago so am keen to catch this one.  And to see what the new seating at the Jermyn Street Theatre is like, following the current refurbishment!  Anyone else planning to go?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

New seating? It was certainly exactly the same for the Beckett radio play. I'm not sure the refurbishment extended as far as putting a floor in the third row

#3 fringefan

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Well I was there even more recently and nothing had changed, but I understand it is happening now, which is why the theatre is  closed until Gay's The Word opens.  So here's hoping we can comment favourably on both the production and the refurb!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Hope they haven't used the same designer as the St James :P
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

The new seating is fantastic, really comfy and as far as I could tell great views from each seat. The musical is a load of old camp nonsense really, but the cast are so good, especially Sophie-Louise Dann, that it would take a hard heart not to be won over. Apparently the run is almost totally sold-out so they've added a couple of Wednesday matinees. Loads more camp nonsense on the blog http://www.frontrowd...tre-sunday.html
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#6 fringefan

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

Well the new seating gets my thumbs up...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

We ordered tickets a while back. Why cannot the theatre tell us what seat numbers we have been given?
We have had problems in the past with seating here too! Strange.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

Have to say - no problems with seating this time. So very comfy and plenty of legroom (unlike St James's!).

What a superb show. We were crying with laughter at times. It deserves a longer run.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

Meant to add - I was in awe of the excellent pianist who had a smile on his face too most of the time.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Now that the reviews are out and there are a few comments here, I won't be spoiling anyone's pleasure by saying that I hated it.  I took a chance on a preview and so regretted it; on the other hand, had I waited for the reviews I'd still have been misled!




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