I don't understand why if someone doesn't like a show, they don't want it to succeed. They say 99% of equity actors are not working at any given time so why would someone (not mentioning his name...he knows who he is) want to see a show fail. Look...I'm not a Harry Potter series fan so I'd never see the show but it's bringing people to the theater. That's good for the industry and for the city of London. It disturbs me when people act high and mighty as if because they don't like a show, no one can like it.
What's the reason? Cast illness or have the wheels come off the desks?
"Continuing indisposition of a company member". But they must know the company member is going to be unindisposed by tomorrow night.
I'm guessing they are getting someone new in and they are learning the part today and tomorrow. That's what happened when I went to City of Angels and as Katherine Kelly was indisposed, Caroline Sheen stepped in.
Not impressed by the Donmar over this. The text and email yesterday both said, "please be patient, we'll be in touch as the box office is contacting everyone". A day and a half later and they haven't been in touch. I've rebooked myself for tomorrow as there were good seats available, but given that only three performances in total were cancelled and the Donmar isn't that large, I can't quite see why it is taking them so long...
I know understudies are expensive but if the privatly funded Menier can have them then why not the publicly funded Donmar - after all the main priority is to produce works on stage each night
A privately funded enterprise will have more freedom to spend as it wishes than an organisation in receipt of public funds. Not that it will necessarily have any impact on the hiring of understudies, but public funds all come with strings attached.