Bad Behaviour At A Show
Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:01 PM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:48 PM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:21 PM
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the NT someone sat infront of me eating a McDonalds.
Enron - running commentry from the American woman to her husband behind
Late Middle Classses someone texting throughout Act 1 (they didnt return for Act2)
Ghost Stories - a group of girls who sat in centre stalls because they were better than the seats they had and refused to move until FOH staff gave them the option to move or leave
London Assurance - young couple in front row of circle eating each others faces off all the way through the show
The other bug bear for me is the people who arrive in a cramped auditorium with the 20 carrier bags from their day's shopping expedition on Oxford St
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:12 PM
Wicked - a child was opening her sweets REALLY LOUDLY and then spoke VERY LOUDLY to her mother saying that she couldn't hear! I wonder why?!
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:33 PM
It's the people who don't join in and make their dissaproval of those who do apparant by tutting and loudly moaning that they can't see . .
The show has finished, they're only bowing.
I don't have a problem with people who don't stand up, I get that it's a personal choice, but if other people decide that they do want to then this should be an equaly acceptabe choice.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:11 PM
Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:58 AM
How do you know they 'knew' they wouldn't enjoy it? Maybe they thought they would, and were disappointed that it was rubbish.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:34 PM
I recently saw Love Never Dies with my parents visiting from abroad and was extremely conscious of the fact that my father who had caught a bad chest cold was coughing thoughout, admittingly into a napkin to muffle the sound. However my concerns over his coughing paled into nothing when the guy in front came back from intermission with, you guessed it, a drink with ice cubes in it that he proceed to throw back and chew and crunch throughout Act II.
I also saw Henry IV-Part 1 at The Globe and had £5 cheapie standing tickets. Now you gotta admit that Shakespeare is not always the easiest to follow, at the best of times and this was a history play, not a comedy. So we were standing, it was hot and we were really concentrating just to 'get' it. These two young women turned up in the middle of the first act, with (again I'm assuming) one of the womens parents. The women shoved in front of us and them proceeded to make out! Yep, you read it right.
Hello people! This is Shakespere. I don't want to turn this into a 'oh, he's slagging lesbians' thing here, because I really don't have a problem with how you choose to live your life (not that there's anything wrong with that-aka Seinfeld) however I do have a problem with the fact that there is the appropriate time and place. Go to a park, hell even get a room, but please not in Shakespeare! Is it just me who can see a problem with this? No, they didn't return for the second act.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:10 PM
Very procarious link here but at the moment I am working on a outdoor production of Antony & Cleopatra (as Stage Manager), after the show me and my ASM have to clear the stage - as you do - and found two people sat in the audience that we said we'd start to pack away when they moved. Unfortunately, they started making out for a couple of minutes.. Least they did that at the end of the show, rather than during it!
Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:15 PM
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