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#294642 Urinetown

Posted Halpster on 28 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

View Postfringefan, on 28 February 2014 - 05:12 AM, said:

, the decent thing for the theatre to do is to contact those affected who have already booked,with an offer of redress and to make the situation clear to potential customers from then on.  I have known another theatre do this recently and to make amends, they offered me the choice of a move to a better seat at no cost (unlikely here as the show is already quite booked up, certainly on the date I am due to see it) or a voucher to reduce the cost of a future booking.

Silence so far from the St James, but I shall wait to see and give them the opportunity to respond honourably...

Actually that is EXACTLY what the St James Theatre did do. I orginally had seats on the front row which they then contacted and said due to restrictions i have been reseated. They were very polite and honest and did a great proactive job. They have subsequently removed those seats entirely. I think to be honest you need to see the show first. The theatre is intimate and you can see everything from all seats. yes there will be some cut off for those at back row or certain areas in the front but these are minimal from what i could see. Have to say St James theatre staff have always been great and the west end could take an example from their box office staff...not a hint of the attitude you get from some of the old maids in their caged kingdoms up west !

#294641 Urinetown

Posted Halpster on 28 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

two hours ten mins with interval

#294043 The A-Z Of Mrs P

Posted Halpster on 24 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

yep had high hopes for this but have to say we left at the interval...just all seemed a bit misjudged cramped poorly lit....and music really didnt work with the piece itself. seemed just all not to gel which was a shame...but one of the more enoying things was the audience large group down in front row preening and wafting around before the show and the interval...real case of emperors new clothes for this one sorry southwark cos we LOVED titanic and are booked up for in the heights x

#278437 City Of Angels Cy Coleman. National Theatre 2014

Posted Halpster on 17 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Would be quite nice wouldnt it !

#271933 Your First Time...do You Remember !

Posted Halpster on 10 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

So looking over the forum and seeing the wide range of ages and experience just wondered...what was your first West End musical? Be interesting to see who can lay claim to being the one who has seen the earliest show?

For me my first proper musical was "On Your Toes" at the Palace Theatre...Tim Flavin in the lead and also Siobhan McCarthy, and Natalia Makrova 1984 ! Remember taking my seats and just being overwhelmed !

so let the fun and games begin !

#269221 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Halpster on 18 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

Was lucky enough to see the show last night and have to say LOVED IT ! Standing ovation at the end great energy from the cast and the show flowed really well from start to finish...great designs and sits perfectly in Drury Lane....really makes me chuckle to read back on some of the posts here and how the show is dissected and ripped apart....its a MUSICAL.....! try not to forget that....OK if you want soaring melodies go see Phantom...if you want to see a show with heart on its sleeve and with a lot of love and passion behind it...i would say go see it !

#268519 The Amen Corner - Olivier Theatre

Posted Halpster on 12 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

Well deserved....really enjoyed this and was totally taken in. Great ensemble work excellent setting and stunning vocals. Central lead performances were stunning especially Marianne Jean Baptiste and Sharon D Clarke.

Had amazing seats for £12.00 we are truly lucky to have the National produce such high calibre work !

#252682 Kristen Chenoweth Tickets Prices Omg ! You Guys !

Posted Halpster on 24 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Now I love Miss Chenoweth dont get me wrong...remember seeing her at her Divas at the Donmar which was stunning

But £100 quid for a ticket a the Coliseum? What is she actually going to fly and perform in a dress made of real unicorn fur?

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooo steeeeeeeeeeeep

Have a word !