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#301586 Good Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 21 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

Hey lets all chill out for the Spring and be positive :)

Here's a thread for random acts of niceness by other people in the audience. I suspect this will be a lot shorter than the "bad behaviour" thread but anyway ...

Thanks to the person next to me at King Charles III who spotted I was struggling trying to sort my coat out while holding a programme in one hand and a drink in the other and offered to hold my drink for me. As a practical example of karma I then did the same thing for someone at another show later in the day.

Also thanks to the person at the Royal Opera House recently who had to walk past a row of people to get to her seat in the middle of the row, and not only said "Thank you" but also offered everyone she passed a chocolate.

#300804 We Will Rock You 2 Workshop

Posted paplazaroo on 15 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

WWRY worked in spite of Ben Elton's book not because of it, and the mistake I was referring to was indeed Elton doing another sequel after LND, as well as hiring him. I get that it needs to be theme park dumb in order to appeal to a large cross section but I think a more modern writer could do it with more sophistication.

#300476 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Steve10086 on 13 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

View PostDawnstar, on 13 April 2014 - 06:34 PM, said:

I'd better retract my post from yesterday then, as most people seem to think it's fine. I had two issues with it, apart from the stealing electricity point brought up already: 1) leaving a phone with a trailing wire attached lying in an aisle where people would not be expecting it is a trip hazard & 2) in a theatre as old as Her Majesty's goodness knows what state wiring could be in so it might potentially cause a fire risk. Sorry if I sound like a health & safety lecture.

No, I agree with you.  Wouldn't dream of charging my phone in a theatre!  Though if it's now acceptable maybe I'll bring a toaster next time I go to the theatre, and make myself an interval snack.

#300460 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Catqc on 13 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

View PostFireFingers, on 13 April 2014 - 05:42 PM, said:

All this has givern me an idea. Complimentary (included in ticket price) cloakroom phone charging.  Hand your phone in before the start of the performance, gets charged during the show so the owner can't play with it, collect it when they leave.
At least then nobody could use their phone during the performance!!

#300457 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted FireFingers on 13 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

All this has givern me an idea. Complimentary (included in ticket price) cloakroom phone charging.  Hand your phone in before the start of the performance, gets charged during the show so the owner can't play with it, collect it when they leave.

#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?

#299744 Evita Westend 2014

Posted rodney72a on 08 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 08 April 2014 - 06:53 AM, said:

Well glad your all so easily pleased!

I'm not happy with your grammar.

#300030 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Icansinguk on 10 April 2014 - 03:05 PM


View Postrearstallsloiterer, on 10 April 2014 - 02:03 PM, said:

out of interest how much did you pay eastender, Icansing? i doubt full price! there's a whole world of difference in paying nothing or £20 for a show and having an opinion, as opposed to the person who has just parted with £70. Row A of the dress is full price but did you pay that?

I know people who have seen this on a comp and enjoyed it, but when you point out that actually they should have paid £70 for that seat they recoil in horror!

Perhaps critics should be asked to pay full price for their seat out of their own pocket?

I only ever pay £21 a seat  - but to be serious a moment, we only ever book cheap seats - living in London and being able to choose and book online is an advantage. Jokes aside, I would'nt pay the top price of £87 to see this or any show....

I don't think I have ever paid top price for any show - and to be honest ticket prices are another debate. I would pay upto say £45 - but not beyond that...when I first came to London I remember going to see Saturday Night Fever at the Palladium and paying £37 a time.

#300032 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Kathryn2 on 10 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

View PostFront Row Dress, on 10 April 2014 - 12:58 PM, said:

err... this Sondheim fan had a ball..

This one too. Although I'm presumably a strange Sondheim fan as I like ALW too.

#300017 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 10 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Sorry just me being a bit naughty. I am very glad you enjoyed it.

#300013 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Eastender on 10 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Well my group was there last night. We were in Row A of the Royal Circle. Excellent seats.
Looking down at the stalls it was very full as far as I could see. The Royal Circle was about 75% full.
And we all enjoyed it a lot. Yes the story has big holes in it and it jumps around all over the place. But you have to admit it is funny. The song lyrics are clever and funny too - although amplified way too loud and sometimes tricky to understand.
The cast gave of their best - lots of laughs for the wind and TrevorModo (surprisingly given the flak he has had on here).

Is it bonkers - Oh YES.
Would I rush back - no but I am very glad we went and we all had a great time.
Would I recommend it - Yes especially if you are an XFactor viewer.
How long will it run - I think it will be lucky to make Christmas unless Simon sees it as a loss leader and worth having it running to help his other stuff - and finances it accordingly.
A good fun night out - Yes
Lots of whooping and hollering at the end - obviously the show was enjoyed.
Will Sondheim fans love it - No.
There you are - thoughts from the man on the Clapham omnibus.

#299981 Chocolate Factory Musical

Posted Reich on 10 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

View Postpaplazaroo, on 09 April 2014 - 01:30 PM, said:

Could it be next to normal?
it would be interesting as normally MCF musicals are quite old school

I'm fiddling with my rosary in the hope of Light in the Piazza

#299929 Urinetown

Posted Radio on 09 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

Personally felt the ticket prices were reasonable for a show with the level of cast this has.

#298328 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted bradleyconnor on 27 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

Absolutely over the moon with the reviews. They deserve it the cast and the show is amazing although wacky. I think this will run for a good few years, the X Factor and BGT will help this massively

#298301 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Parsley on 27 March 2014 - 02:54 PM

Well goodness

Although I liked it

I am still surprised that the (proper) critics liked it so much

4 stars

3 stars
Evening standard

Whatever else at least this show can hold it's head high and has been validated across the board by the press

Ticket sales can only increase from this

It is greatly helped by the last few "new" musicals which are now all in the process of closing

From here to eternity
Stephen ward