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In Topic: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Seating Question

Yesterday, 07:04 AM

I too was there last night and found it a bit interminable. I think in future I may have to only go to the ROH when I can get stalls circle seats. From row M amphitheatre last night I felt utterly detached and forget sering facial expressions, I was squinting just to see the surtitles in focus.

In Topic: What Shows Are You Missing Right Now?

19 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

Top Hat, Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy For You and above all Zorro, which I've missed pretty much continuously since it closed 5 years ago.

In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

16 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM, said:

#1: would save building a fire too - we could cook using the (justified) instant ballistic explosion.

#2: Hadn't thought of that. Factor in the stage crew as well, now you mention it... So the prosc. opening of Her Majesty's is 10.5m, the average hog roaster is what, 1.5m? I'm thinking 3 set up in a line should be ample?
Actually if you did a roast on the stage of Her Majesty's you wouldn't need to build a fire, just use the jets of flame that come up from the stage at the end of the Graveyard scene!

In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

13 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

I'd better retract my post from yesterday then, as most people seem to think it's fine. I had two issues with it, apart from the stealing electricity point brought up already: 1) leaving a phone with a trailing wire attached lying in an aisle where people would not be expecting it is a trip hazard & 2) in a theatre as old as Her Majesty's goodness knows what state wiring could be in so it might potentially cause a fire risk. Sorry if I sound like a health & safety lecture.

In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

12 April 2014 - 10:39 PM

I'm used to Phantom audiences being pretty awful with the usual talking, eating, phones et. but what I saw tonight took the prize for sheer cheek. During the interval I saw a man go over to a pair of sockets in the auditorium aisle wall & plug his phone in to charge, leaving it lying at the side of the aisle when he returned to his seat! I could hardly believe my eyes! I was wondering whether to go & tell an usher when fortunately one walked past, spotted it & made the owner remove it. People really do seem to think they can behave in the theatre as if they're in their own homes, it's ridiculous.