I went to a west end musical last week where an incident happened whereby several people kept on talking through the show - a gentleman asked them to be quiet several times but they continued to be rowdy - at the interval they followed him into the restroom and asked him if he wanted to continue it outside - he reported them to the staff and they were escorted from the theatre. I have had a similar situation at a local theatre and in fact the gentleman who kept talking apparently took a match and was going to light it and burn my jacket and it was only when we were leaving that another audience member told us what had happened. I immediately reported the incident and was told that they would trace this person by the seat booking. After a few days the theatre contacted me to say they could not trace the booking!!! However, he was a regular theatregoer as he always sat in the same seat behind us and tended to go to musicals and we have not seen him since so I am a little suspicious as to why he suddenly doesn't go to the theatre but anyway why do some people constantly talk throughout a show - I have paid to go and see and listen to the cast not the audience and why do they get so offensive and rude when you ask them to be quiet. It spoils it for so many people and some audience members are too polite to ask them to be quiet but it is extremely rude - also does drink have something to do with it as well? Sadly it seems to be happening more and more often and I would be interested to hear what other people think.