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xanderl

Member Since 03 Jan 2011
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#299428 Urinetown

Posted SF88 on 05 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

Sorry

I didn't realise

We all make mistakes I suppose

Just look at "I Can't Sing!"


#298689 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted craftymiss on 29 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

I'm considering membership just for this. Do you think it would be ok to get it now or will it be too soon? Also I believe as a member I can order 2 tickets (for certain performances) at a slight discount, but can I still buy 2 more tickets undiscounted? My daughter wants to take a friend


#298339 A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted Titan on 27 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Its difficult for venues.  Do they invest in the time and money to get a queuing system for these very rare events that only happen once, or do they not.  And even when they do put queuing systems on people still moan, ive seen it happen lots of times.  There is no answer as people will always whinge when they cant get tickets immediately.

However you still need to offer good customer service so to not he replying to emails or phonecalls is unforgivable. Thats just basic good pr


#297207 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted jaqs on 18 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

My 15 upper circle ticket upgraded to G in stalls, 3 people left before the end of the first song, think that's a bit extreme.

I do like the girls costumes.


#296748 What's Happening In Leicester Square

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 15 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

Pedanticism is such an attractive quality!




#296620 Man & Superman (With Ralph)

Posted xanderl on 14 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

Didn't know you could do that!


#296053 Donmar Membership Scheme

Posted Lynette on 10 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

HG I appreciate your analysis but don't buy it.

Funnily enough I was only thinking on Saturday night round about the middle of Act One of Versailles that perhaps I could place my dosh better than with the Donmar. I am one of the few who was not impressed with Coliolanus ( God help us if he wins the Olivier award with that performance) and Versailles is awful. Of course I want benefits for the donation. Altruistic as I am and give generously to charity as I do, the deal when you give extra to a theatre generally is that you get priority booking, maybe a programme , maybe a special room away from the hoi polloi for your drinkies (as at the National) and those invitations to dinners, events and so on you can't go to because they are all at a silly time like 6pm......but the only one of which I DO want is priority booking for the best seats. I can do well without any of the rest. The  Donmar has taken away this benefit from me as I now book in advance but don't get the best seats even if I phone on the very first day of my priority status, so what is the point of me continuing to give them extra money? You say, to support the Donmar. But I have to share out my pennies and maybe other places need them more and offer me better shows and better seats. The logic is muddled I admit because more money might mean better shows but there you are...


#290415 2014 Olivier Awards

Posted Reich on 24 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Or maybe just too busy with T P's court case ...


#289584 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Seating Question

Posted Dawnstar on 15 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Apologies for the double post but anyone after Faust tickets make a dash to the ROH website now as a handful are currently available for each performance apart from the first night, including a few amphitheatre ones. I've just grabbed one for just under my budget limit - though I still think £46 for row M amphi is ridiculous. Front amphi is now over £100 - a few years ago it was only around £50!


#289453 Young Vic 2014 Season

Posted DrP on 14 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

Come on Scully!


#283866 Shakespeare In Love - Noel Coward Theatre, July 2014

Posted popcultureboy on 14 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

View Postxanderl, on 13 November 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are hotly tipped for the leads

Oh, so they declined the offer to be in Fatal Attraction? That's a pity.


#278612 Fatal Attraction To The Haymarket?

Posted Nicholas on 19 September 2013 - 11:31 PM

View PostJon, on 19 September 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

According to Baz, Trevor Nunn is to direct a stage version of Fatal Attraction which is being produced by TRH and Robert Fox starting with previews on the 8th March before opening on March 25th.

I wonder if Blithe Spirit is on hold or going to another theatre. TRH have recently produced Barking in Essex at the Wyndhams so there is a possibility that Fatal Attraction could open elsewhere.

Neither.  Instead, Angela Lansbury's playing the bunny boiler.


#268174 Tony Awards Tonight... Predictions?

Posted dannyboyjohnson on 09 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

Will Matilda sweep? Discuss your predictions here!! My musical opinions are (who i think will win, not who i want to win)...

Best Musical - Kinky Boots
Best Revival of a Musical - Pippin
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Billy Porter (Kinky Boots)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Laura Osnes (Cinderella)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Terrence Mann (Pippin)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots)
Best Book of a Musical - Dennis Kelly (Matilda)
Best Original Score - Tim Minchin (Matilda)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Rob Howell (Matilda)
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Dominique Lemieux (Pippin)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Kenneth Posner (Cinderella)
Best Sound Design of a Musical - Peter Hylenski (Motown)
Best Direction of a Musical - Matthew Warchus (Matilda)
Best Choreography - Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots)
Best Orchestrations - Danny Troob (Cinderella)


#254637 Kiss Me Kate Transfers To The Old Vic From 20Th November

Posted itsuckstobeme on 13 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

View Postmallardo, on 13 February 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

Forgettable songs?  Wow.  Which ones?  The book scenes do go on but ALL of the songs are wonderful.

I forgot...


#253304 NT 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted Nicholas on 30 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

I heard that they're going to acknowledge the bitter as well as the sweet with a one-off show "Framned By Despair".