I always find these multiple runs of "conversations" a bit odd given the participants have to essentially have the same conversation every night for two weeks. And make it seem spontaneous - each time like they've never heard that question before or the related anecdote. Both performers are complete professionals and I'm sure that every night will be lovely, but apart from the joy of seeing Dame Judi (and Gyles) in the flesh, I'm not sure that I wouldn't prefer a good TV interview.
I wouldn’t get too excited about booking for this: I went to the Judi/Richard Eyre interview at the BFI 4 or 5 years ago and it was a bit...dull to be honest, I wouldn’t have thought Gyles Brandreth is going to bring anything special to spice up proceedings.
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020 22:15:34 GMT by Marwood: Edited because of a stupid way of spelling a first name.
Post by theatremonkey.com on Feb 15, 2020 11:28:31 GMT
^I couldn't get excited enough to buy a ticket either. Prices are reasonable - loads of side stalls at £25. Just couldn't be bothered to give up an evening for stuff I've read in her biography etc. Saw "The Winter's Tale" and that's enough, brilliance proved, happy.
My local aquarium can't afford a shark, so they gave their cod some false teeth from "lost property."
Well I have just purchased the advance membership which was only £15 and gives me a days advance booking. Im hoping to book for myself and friends and none of us what to be up in the gallery so I am hoping the stalls wont all be premium or too expensive. The e mail I got also mentioned a big announcement soon so maybe the membership will come in handy if that's something I also want to see
Fairly painless and got onto the website at 10am with a very short wait. Slight mess up at payment stage and I got charged twice but sorted out with credit card company now. For the date I wanted (24th March)all the centre stalls were gone with just one or two single seats at £90. Side stalls also gone but there were seats available side stalls near to the stage which is what I have gone for. The 2 galleries also had availability so think anyone booking tomorrow when it goes on general sale should not have a problem unless you want top price. There were also £25 restricted view seats still available. Just to give you an idea of prices: Stalls: Centre £90 (premium) side £62.50/£47.50 restricted £25 Gallery 1: £62.50/47.50 Gallery 2: £47.50/£35 Plus restricted @ £25 in the galleries.