Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:54 AM
I think the point is that if the cost of the seat is the highest bar the silly premium price seats , the expectation is that that seat is a good'un. At the Lyttleton the front few rows are cheaper cos they are more squashed , though sometimes they are a bargain, it depends on the play. In this case the front row is full price but has been found to be not the best view. I found this for Privates on Parade. The theatre box office told me that for this show the theatre had a raised stage to catch the water used in the rain scene. Box office moved me to a good seat in row H. They said the stage would be lower for the rest of the season. This was not true as we can see they now are offering alternative seats for these other shows to people with front row seats. [ was told there is now a lady in the box office whose job is to do this] But they don't have any alternatives [ except the premiums] for the Judy Dench. So despite the fact that I booked yonks ago, I am disadvantaged as people who booked later obviously have seats further back but which are in fact better seats.