Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:56 PM
I must comment, you would not think we are in a recession.
Numerous sell outs at Hampstead well ahead of press nights.
Huge queues for Macbeth daily.
Book Of Mormon causing ticketing frenzy.
Peter and Alice and The Audience well booked ahead and one still has not even entered previews.
Othello already sold out in the current booking period at the NT.
It is quite healthy!
Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:25 AM
I don't mind paying this for quality as the theatre has to make some profit and £22 is not bad when you compare to other theatres like Royal Court and Donmar.
I would have balked if the prices had risen without the quality improving but this has not been the case.
Hampstead is my local theatre and many friends have commented enviously that I am lucky to have such an excellent venue within walking distance!
Parsley, you are indeed in an enviable position if Hampstead is your local and you are presumably able to walk there. And yes, £22 is worth it (though still high-end for me, at the top end of what I usually pay) if the production is good. But some of us have to add on fares and travelling time, and Hampstead is one of those theatres with which you usually have to take a chance and book before the reviews or risk missing out - as indeed we are now seeing with Longing.
And of course there are other local theatres, too - a rich area in that respect!
Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:28 PM
£22 seems reasonable these days and as they've sold out I suppose there is not much incentive for them to alter it.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:30 PM
Well they didn't, annoyingly.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:57 PM
I'd like to see Longing, but the Hampstead returns policy is too risky. If you're unlucky, you can't just pop along the road to see something else, like you can do in the West End.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:19 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:32 AM
Downhill indeed. If I wanted to read the Chilcot Report into the Iraq war I'd rather do it at home.
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