At Singin In The Rain, woman in front of us was on her phone throughout, realised later that she was updating her facebook status with a running commentary on the show! The light from her phone was so distracting.
At A Chorus Line, woman was sat eating Chinese style chicken wings, offering them round to everyone, even to John Partridge who was sat with the audience as part of his role as Zach. Just when it got to the part where Zach asks Cassie to stay on stage, woman asked John if he could sign her programme!!
John Partridge renewed his contract with the BBC to present the lottery before he knew he'd got ACL so he's just fulfilling his work commitments. It's not every week, it just means missing a Saturday evening performance once every 4/5 weeks. It probably gives him the chance to recharge his batteries too. It's not like it's every week so I don't really see the problem. The BBC want him to continue with the lottery and Bob and Baayork want him to do ACL so they've done a compromise which works best for all concerned.