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#284949 Miss Saigon Revival Is Happening

Posted Zippy on 26 November 2013 - 10:32 PM

For £20/£25 I'd be quite happy to sit there. Sat there quite a few times for Jersey Boys and while it's a bit of a neck stretch, I'd rather that than forking out £70+ which I won't be doing.

#284849 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Zippy on 25 November 2013 - 11:26 PM


They can also result in the disruption of emergency and rescue radio services in the public area.

Surely the emergency services are on a different frequency? Can a jammer not be set up so it doesn't interfere with emergency frequencies?


The alternative, legal way to do this is by education and publicity in informing users to keep mobile phones switched off when requested to do so.

Some people are beyond educating. I think they overestimate the intelligence levels of these idiots!


This may be assisted by the use of cellphone detectors at entrances that, without transmitting any interfering signal, give visible and/or audible warnings if an active device is nearby.

If there's such a device in existence that can detect a mobile phone (presumably it needs to check it's transmitting a signal?) without transmitting any interfering signal, then why can it not jam said device without transmitting any interfering signal?

As for these people, I say introduce a system called "the claw", this device has a hand like grip which picks up the offender + phone and deposits both into a pool of sludge beneath the pit.
If up in the gods, then a trapdoor can be fitted beneath each seat to drop offenders + devices into the same sludge pool.
I'm also up for hooking up seats to electric shock machines and just frying any offenders!

#282948 Evita Uk Tour 2013

Posted Zippy on 04 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

Yes, he's really bad. I couldn't understand what he was saying half the time, just babble babble. Everything about him irritated me a lot, his singing (shouting), acting (woeful) and grinning.

#281062 Fame Musical 2014 Uk Tour

Posted Zippy on 17 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

If it's a Kenwright production should we expect an appearance from Marti Pellow in leg warmers? :o

#260798 The Audience, I Just Booked

Posted Zippy on 03 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

Very annoying that! How about they insist on photo ID when purchasing the day seat tickets and then it has to be shown again when actually entering the auditorium (rather than collecting the tickets which seems a waste of time when touts have 20 minutes to give them to people paying outrageous prices)? Would only need to be checked for the 16 day seats.

#260362 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Zippy on 29 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

View PostJME52K, on 29 March 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

Do they not realise, everyone nearby is disturbed by the light?

A lot of them don't actually. You're dealing with people who are addicted to their phones and the thought of actually switching it off for an hour is like telling them you're switching off their life support machine. What if someone tweets them and they don't reply immediately? What if they can't update their Facebook? Perhaps people will
think they're dead?!
Also a lot of theatres are very lax in enforcing policies about phones so some people interpret that as it not being an issue. Again, nothing like a quick flash from the torch for nipping it in the bud! ;)

#257837 Kristen Chenoweth Tickets Prices Omg ! You Guys !

Posted Zippy on 09 March 2013 - 01:11 AM

It's the end for Speckulation anyway, who will want anything to do with them after the mess they've made of this? According to Kristin they failed to organise and pay for her flights, hotels and work permits. I assume they agreed to do this in the contract. Shockingly unprofessional, incompetent actually.
Feel sorry for the fans, many of whom have probably made travel arrangements and booked hotels on top of the crazy ticket prices. Sad for Kristin too who I'm sure was looking forward to it very much. What a joke of a production company!

#257819 Kristen Chenoweth Tickets Prices Omg ! You Guys !

Posted Zippy on 08 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Prices were outrageously high, no wonder why it wasn't selling. I have to laugh at them saying they were sold out. They were selling off the tickets up to today at a massive discount! Not looking too good for them anyway.

#257707 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Zippy on 08 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

View Postlucyrara, on 08 March 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

At Singin In The Rain, woman in front of us was on her phone throughout, realised later that she was updating her facebook status with a running commentary on the show! The light from her phone was so distracting.

Did you not ask her to turn it off? Or at least report it to a member of staff? People need to become more assertive towards this sort of bad behaviour. If someone is ruining your enjoyment of the show why just sit there and do nothing? I don't get it.

#256908 Evita Uk Tour 2013

Posted Zippy on 03 March 2013 - 02:57 AM

View PostLynnR, on 02 March 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

It is very easy to be critical of people. Personally, "I" wouldn't criticise anyone for doing something that I couldn't do myself.

I have said my bit so won't be posting again.

Well thank goodness for that, your comments make no sense at all.

#256763 Evita Uk Tour 2013

Posted Zippy on 02 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Marti Pellow is 48 and looks a lot older than that. He has not aged well. I'm not sure how old Che is meant to be but I always felt he was meant to be a young revolutionary figure, maybe early 30s. And that's putting aside that he is a terrible actor and mediocre (at best) singer. Dreadful casting decision.

#256560 Evita Uk Tour 2013

Posted Zippy on 28 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Oh dear God. He really was dreadful in Jekyll and Hyde and very poor in Blood Brothers.

#237228 Douglas Hodge Is Willy Wonka

Posted Zippy on 16 September 2012 - 04:18 PM

If it's Russell Brand then it's being crossed off my list (well, until he's on holidays!).

#236675 WWRY

Posted Zippy on 11 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 11 September 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

As expected Oliver Thompsett and Rachel Wooding New leads http://westend.broad...-Oct-8-20120911

Even his dog was tweeting about this! Worst kept showbiz secret ever! :)

#232791 Rock Of Ages

Posted Zippy on 12 August 2012 - 11:03 AM

ROA producers are not good at making official announcements or engaging with their fans in any way (e.g. on their Facebook or twitter).