Some idiot was playing Flappy Bird on their iphone last week at Matilda, and another idiot (3 seats away) had their headphones in watching a video on their iphone.
Front of house staff were wonderful after I spoke to them at the interval, but the bigger problem is that it becomes just as distracting when the FOH staff have to have a word with the offenders mid performance.
All it comes down to is bad manners. If you aren't enjoying something, either leave or have a (quiet) nap.
Unsurprisingly considering the reaction of these boards, they didn't bother to.
Which is right, to be honest. All 5 productions had strong casts, good direction and a healthy box office. When this season was announced there was huge potential for something quite special about the whole affair, but in the end the quality of the works selected let it down. The only one I really enjoyed was Daniel Radcliffe's, which incidentally is the only one to get a transfer.