Do we need another Hamlet so soon after the well received one with Andrew Scott? Perhaps that will affect their future plans in the short term too?
I've never been bothered by different productions of a play happening in quick succession. If they occur in the same city, it gets noticed, but London's big enough to absorb a couple of close-together Hamlets.
In a sense, no play is ever 'needed'.
Yes. It's the sort of thing critics moan about because they do see them all, but most people don't go and see every production of Hamlet. None of us is being forced to go - and you know that when the time comes that people stop buying tickets for Hamlet producers will stop putting them on.
Those questioning the "need" of this Hamlet are forgetting the only read "need" has come from Tom himself and his "need" to play Hamlet. I doubt he has any concerns that there have been others recently; rather the time scale that he has to play the Dane legitimately is fast ebbing.
Oh poop. Found this near the bottom of the FAQs section. Anyone not registered yet (as if!) take note. It really wasn't clear and there are definitely 2 of us on this board who haven't done this. That'll teach me to read all the questions first won't it?
What if I am over 25 but would like to buy tickets for someone under that age?
You will need to register in the ballot using your name, but you will need to tick the Under 25s option and give the date of birth of the young person you are booking for. At the booking stage, you will be able to give the name of the person collecting the ticket on the day; that person will need to bring photo ID with their date of birth.
That sounds like if you're buying as a gift and not planning to attend yourself though. What if you want one ticket for your over-25 self who will be collecting the tickets and one for your under-25 companion? This could still be clearer.
Couldn't it just! But as I understand it, I should have ticked the under 25 box and given my name but the younger person's date of birth - which I actually did think of doing but decided it was too weird to be ok.
I've re-read it thrice and now it sounds to me that whether you have a chance to book tickets you THEN be able to specify the person you're buying for (name of the person collecting the tickets on the day), somewhere within booking process. At least it might be an option.
Look chaps, I do hope we all get tix but I'm betting whether we do or not, the audience will have its full quota of celebs and wannabees, press and media folk as usual. And tix will change hand for silly prices. Call me cynical, but there you are. I am prepared to be proved wrong and would love to be so.