You might also luck out with the days between Christmas and New Year being less busy- people travelling/generally hibernating. Generally shows that aren't the big 'family' ones as well will be quieter. It's also a lovely time of year in London generally so not a bad time (also I'll be there from the 29th-31st so what's not to love )
Aww, dang, I'll be departing 29th in the morning! Will be hibernating at home over NYE/New Year, then off to Salzburg on 5th January. Why yes, we'll be doing the Sound of Music Tour, do you need to ask? If my mother makes me stand in the cold for four hours for the ski jumping, she owes me that one.
Anyway, based on the advise I have now booked School of Rock ahead for the Tuesday as I think it's probably one of those popular family shows. So Wednesday morning will be spent in the Kinky Boots queue and everything else is booked ahead anyway. There's that little new show called Hamilton....
Good luck with queueing and please report back on the queue size! I might be dayseatting later in that week
Haha, okay, I will And don't worry about hijacking the thread, it looks like there are several of us in town around that time and that's always lovely even if I'll be missing both you and Emily this time by a hair!
I'll be in London on 28th Dec, for Hamilton (hopefully!!). Depending on my schedule over the Christmas break, and the relative costs, I haven't yet decided if I'll do the round trip in a day (2.5h train each way), or find a cheap overnight b&b the night before or after (if that exists in that Xmas period!). That way, I could perhaps do some dayseating the day before or after - depends what the performance schedules are for that week between Christmas and New Year - does anyone know if any shows are putting on extra matinees or changing their normal day of matinee perhaps, due to the Xmas break?
I'll be in London on 28th Dec, for Hamilton (hopefully!!).
Matinee or evening? I'll be at the matinee that day
The fact that Hamilton does a Thursday matinee was what got this whole trip started instead of my standard Thursday-Sunday tours.
Yep, matinee too! See you there! The good thing about some shows doing Thursday matinees is, if I time a 2-day trip right on Wed-Thur that week, that's potentially 3-4 shows I can see in just 2 days! Just a case of finding those (affordable) tickets now! Fingers crossed the weather is OK, and I won't have to risk hypothermia for multiple hours of queuing, just to get cheap seats!
Just to chime in, my experience is that the West End at that time of year is hell - it's prime season for once a year theatregoers having a treat, which usually involves gallon bags of noisy sweets, getting drunk, mid-show selfies, etc. However anything a bit non-obvious, unusual or non-festive gets a really well behaved audience - which I've always assumed is gratitude at having escaped the family and three hours of Coronation Street a day for a few hours!
Post by theatremonkey.com on Sept 14, 2017 10:05:56 GMT
Also, just to note for those able to make the 23rd / 24th December, those dates often sell really badly. Most shows now cancel the last evening performance before Christmas, but the matinees can be surprisingly hard to fill.
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