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#51 stevepearman

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Is it telling that, even after winning an Olivier last Sunday BE are doing a flash sale at 50% off top prices?

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

Yep, although in reality theatre awards in this country dont mean much in terms of boosting sales. Unlike a Tony win in NYC, which can send sales through the roof

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

If new cast contracts are only three months, that would indicate an August or September closing? I would have assume that it would run until the end of its booking period in December so it can get a boost in ticket sales.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:14 PM

Billy Elliot welcomed a new cast and a new 'Billy' tonight - Ali Rasul and he's a 'street' Billy. He was great tonight, amazing little actor.
Really like the new 'Mrs W' (Anna Jane Casey) too. Always good to see new faces and new portrayals.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

So it's so strange to see the Victoria Palace out there all by itself with everything around it having been torn down and just getting there is like a zig zag course of crossing streets back and forth.  Also I was in London a week ago, got started late and still was able to get a day ticket for the Thursday matinee last week at 11 AM (I remember the days when the queue was out the door at 0930 for the day tickets)...they are on TKTS and yada yada yada.  All signs of a show on its last legs.  Or so one would think.  Yet today I read they have extended booking period to 21 June 2014.  Now I know, that doesn't mean they can't suddenly come up with a closing notice.  But it sure doesn't sound like any closing is imminent.  Or am I missing something?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

Well, a Thursday matinee might have something to do with it. Plus you can book the front row for 20 online, which saves people going direct to the box office.

We Will Rock You has been discounting for years too - as both shows must have broken even many moons ago, I expect that the profit margin must still be rather nice for all concerned.

But I think when it comes to day seats, the longer a show is on the west end for, the lesser the difficulty in getting them: even Wicked seems much easier now compared to a few years ago.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:41 PM

Just another question for anybody who might know.......with all the Victoria Station construction going on there and for a couple of blocks around it, how did or does the Victoria Palace survive?  Is it their intention to incorporate the theatre into the final product?  It just seems to stick out there in a what seems to be a totally desolate environment and even crossing the street is now a real pain.

As I said, reading through the thread, all the speculation by a few was a closing in the next couple of months.  The expansion of the booking period was just a surprise.  I don't suspect we're in for a Les Miz or Phantom run, that's pretty much for sure (or enough time for one of the former Billys to play the role of the older Billy, now that would be something!)

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

The theatre is due for a renovation but I think its not until the works are almost done. lots of shows have extended then close early plus there's a tour in the works,

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

I hope they get new seats in the upgrade. I sat in the Upper Circle a few months ago and it was the most uncomfortable theatre I've ever sat in.

#60 Sam4God

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:20 PM

The day-queue not being busy is no real indication of how well the show is doing, to be honest. As someone mentioned above, you can book row B tickets online for the same price as dayseats so most people do that instead.
As someone who visits the show pretty often, I can't say I've noticed a massive decrease in audience members recently. Granted, it's not always completely full, but it never feels 'empty' either. All the levels are pretty much always open.
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