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#300957 Three Sisters - Southwark Playhouse

Posted xanderl on Today, 10:19 PM

I'm seeing this in a few weeks and already looking forward to pretending I enjoyed it just to annoy everyone.

#300785 Old Vic New Season

Posted xanderl on Yesterday, 02:54 PM

Hilarious. Judging by the random Saturday night I chose, this is the least sold out "sold out" production ever.

#300698 Henry 1V Rsc

Posted xanderl on 14 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

From the RSC's twitter feed ...

"There's a limited number of £15 tickets available for Henry IV Part II on 21 & 30 April http://bit.ly/1i1vCPg"

Select the link and it sets a promo code 11395 which sets the price for all tickets to £10 (not £15) for those two dates.

Hope this is useful for somebody!

#300381 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 13 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 12 April 2014 - 11:24 PM, said:

When u spend a w*nk load of money buying a ticket/getting a programme/buying a train ticket then the least they can do is let u suck 5 mins of juice for the journey home.

And while you're doing that you also charge your phone?

#300133 The Scottsboro Boys

Posted xanderl on 11 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

Welcome to the forum Nancy!

I presume your sisters Unity and Diana won't be going to see the Scottsboro Boys, doesn't really sound like their sort of thing.

You and Debo will probably enjoy it though.

#299982 Our Esteemed Culture Secretary

Posted xanderl on 10 April 2014 - 08:52 AM

He is interested in art, apparently he has a picture of Margaret Thatcher up on his office wall.

#299820 Time To Support Theatre On Forum!

Posted xanderl on 09 April 2014 - 05:43 AM

Nonsense - there are lots of threads here where people are being very positive about shows that are actually any good.

#299734 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted xanderl on 08 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

The town in question is Wolverhampton

#299731 Walking Out

Posted xanderl on 08 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Interesting article in the Guardian ...



In 1924, Louis J Duprey of Dorchester, Massachusetts, patented asystem that "permits any patron of the theatre to enter or leave his place without at all disturbing other patrons". You, the patron, entered vertically, though a trap door, already ensconced on a chair. When you wanted to leave, a discreet twist of a knob activated the machinery in reverse, causing the chair, and you, to quietly sink back down, and out.
It needn't be that way, either. In 1958, Elmore Hagadorn of Solvay, New York, devised a flat-out improvement. Hagadorn's system used chain-driven machinery to horizontally — rather than vertically — shuffle each chair, with a theatre patron sitting in it, into and out of its assigned location.

#299695 Old Vic New Season

Posted xanderl on 08 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Nice that there's a ticket scrum I'm not part of for a change so I can observe from a safe distance :)

#299567 Urinetown

Posted xanderl on 07 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

So it's pissed off then?

#299515 Trafalgar To Be Transformed Again

Posted xanderl on 06 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

Yes, they're doing the three Henry VI plays and Richard III. This was buried in Tony Hall's pitch for keeping the license fee announcement of increased arts commitment from the BBC

#299426 Urinetown

Posted xanderl on 05 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

View PostSF88, on 05 April 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:


You need to remember

That Parsley always posts like this

It's part of his charm

And also

Today is international post like Parsley day

#299266 Trafalgar To Be Transformed Again

Posted xanderl on 04 April 2014 - 06:10 AM

I'd forgotten he was in Clybourne Park - he was great in that.

#298511 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 28 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

Update at second interval ... They came back, the mother gave the child a book to keep her occupied. The fact it's dark in a candlelit theatre meant this was not a success. So we has rustling as well as fidgeting for 10 minutes before they decided to give up and leave.

Given the seats were 60 they would probably have been better paying a babysitter

I will probably now end up with a fatwa from mumsnet.