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#298705 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Parsley on 29 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

I would join say April sometime

This will easily cover you for the Hamlet booking

Furthermore the discount is 20% on almost all theatre shows

It's quite a big saving if you are attending even a few shows

Plus you get 10% off in the bars and foodhall

Plus you can see the exhibitions for free

The upcoming Jean paul gaultier will be amazing

So it's quite a good value membership to have

#298560 City Of Angels Revival On The Way..

Posted Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie on 29 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

I heard Michael Ball may be doing the Scotchegg Boys.......

#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.

#298361 A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted MrBarnaby on 27 March 2014 - 10:23 PM

And crafty miss I feel the same... God knows what my 90 min mobile phone call will cost me.

#298003 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 25 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Officially announced tomorrow though I don't think tix will be on sale for a little while yet, giving us all time to get over the Streetcar trauma!

#297908 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted theatremonkey.com on 25 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

Idiot at “Blithe Spirit” (loved it, Lansbury is ‘pure theatrical Sanatogen’) resting box of Maltesers on floor, bending down to pick one out every few minutes. Anyway:

Hello Dragons. I am seeking an investment in my new invention: “scratch and sniff” theatre programmes, impregnated with chloroform.

“Good evening, person sitting in front of me” (humming along, eating crisps, checking phone), “would you” (scratches programme) “like a free programme, as I have two?” (leans over and holds right in front of person’s nose)...

#297770 Theatre Memberships

Posted JoeM on 23 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

I can see the advantages of being a member of such schemes but there are simply too many things I should be a member of to keep tabs on, plus the expense  involved if you join all of them.

#297736 Theatre Memberships

Posted theatremoll on 23 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

Like you craftymiss I'm at ATG member and also a Delfont Mackintosh member. Have been disappointed with the Delfont membership - no priority booking or discounts but you do get a free ticket exchange, 2 free drinks and 2 free programmes ... So at least my Henry V programme was free!  ... They offer some members nights with Q&As with cast but I live 3hrs away from London by train so can't take up that option. It's also restricted to their theatres so very limited.  I'm quite impressed with ATG as if nothing else you can get tix without booking fees - every little helps!

#297719 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Seriously on 23 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

I wonder how many of the reviews will say it "lacks the X Factor"?

#297712 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Steffi on 23 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

Lots of rustling with sweet wrappings and such at Once last night. My look of disapproval at the woman next to me obviously wasn't threatening enough though as she proceeded to offer me some sweets in return.

#297713 Theatre Memberships

Posted Lynette on 23 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

The Donmar has just re launched its membership scheme. Check out the most recent details.  I think you can join for £75 which will give you decent priority booking.
Someone has posted that the Barbican will be giving us the Cumberbatch Hamlet next year so if you are a Cumberlady, then check out the Barbican membership as this will be the hottest tic in town.

#297718 Theatre Memberships

Posted xanderl on 23 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

Good idea for a thread!

So, I'll take it as read that the real reason anyone would join a membership scheme is for the altruistic warm fuzzy feeling of supporting the arts. But lets look at the other advantages ...

I've been a member of the Barbican for a few years, it's a good value scheme: as well as priority booking you get a 20% discount on tickets for most theatre (exception is for the odd very hot ticket or external production - eg no discount on the RSC shows), most contemporary music events, and the cinemas. No discounts on classical events for reasons that are not clear to anyone. Also free entry to the gallery (normally £12 I think, 2 or three exhibitions a year). Plus a 15% discount in the cafes and bars.

One thing to watch is that discounts are limited - so after a while you may find there are no discounted seats left for your membership level. Quite unusual for this to happen, and it won't if you book early.

I'm an orange member - the middle level at £40 per year. Red membership is £100 and gets you a longer priority booking period, other benefits pretty much the same.

#297669 Tonight At 8.30 (Blanche Mcintyre For Ett, Touring)

Posted David J on 23 March 2014 - 01:02 AM

Me too

#297519 Famous People You've Seen In The Audience

Posted EmiCardiff on 21 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

Exactly, sharing on here after the event isn't like say "ohmyGod One Direction are in McDonalds RIGHT NOW"


What I mean is it's different to a general celebrity spot on that we're also looking at who is watching who in what.

Talking of Dervla Kirwan, I had the bonus of sitting near her gorgeous husband Rupert Penry Jones when I went to see her in  'Uncle Vanya' in Chichester. That made my afternoon ;)

#297115 Famous People You've Seen In The Audience

Posted Kathryn2 on 18 March 2014 - 10:32 AM

View PostEmiCardiff, on 18 March 2014 - 09:32 AM, said:

Also someone's got to keep tabs on Alan Rickman....

I won't feel like a 'proper' theatregoer until I've spotted Alan Rickman in an audience!