Just seen Baz say in reply to a question that "stalls will be elevated on a platform so audience can see the brilliant set, lighting etc ". That sounds interesting and allays some of my concerns about the magic being lost behind a pros arch.
Looks like they are trying to merge the balcony and grand circle - says entry to the balcony will be from the grand circle, and a couple of row D grand circle seats are gone to allow for it. Interesting.
On pricing, nabbed second row stalls for £25 - 8 of those, 4 either side at all performances.
Cheers for the heads up on seats seats. I just assumed that every seat would be priced at 200 odd squid! I do love this board
Welcome, Someone in a tree . I'm taking the chance on missing the floor at that price.
Me too, Theatremonkey.
Despite the restrictions on the view those seats may have, I DO appreciate producers who offer something close to a bargain for ADVANCE bookers in the Stalls or Dress.
With the flurry of offers (and TodayTix bargains) that inevitably appear appear LATE in a show's booking for almost every production, booking in advance has become less and less attractive, and that tends to diminish excitement and advance word of mouth for productions, as more and more people just don't bother showing interest in anything until the offers are out. That seems self-defeating to me, to train your audience not to bother to be interested in advance.
So when producers DO include something close to a bargain for advance bookers, I think it shows foresight, and self-servingly, I'm grateful.
Thanks for the heads up. Just nabbed a couple of those £27.50 stalls seats for a Sunday at the beginning of July. It did say on the booking that we may have to look up but if the stalls have been raised then hopefully shouldn't be too bad. Unless the are only raising the centre stalls and those side seats are not. Anyway just have to chance it.