I went to see La Cage Aux Folles last night with my sister. This wasnt so much badly behaved as extremely irritating. i dont want to appear a bit of a snob and bore but I think the coach picking up the X Factor audience went to the wrong building. I hate that whooping loud audience, and we were surrounded. Every time JB came out in another costume change, there were whoops and guffaws, every time a slightly risque joke was told, whoops and guffaws, cheers. There was a clap along to every single song (apart from the ballads). There was cheering whenever someone said something slightly witty. Everytime the butler/maid came on, loud racuous laughter and whoops.
Also, people came in during the overture with big buckets of beer.
I am actually interested to know if anyone has seen this with any other actor - were the audience only like this with him - I fear that he is attracting large parties of whooping women.
Added to this we decided to get autographs which I am not normally keen on but I also really liked Simon and I had my Cole Porter JB cd. We were waiting in the rain and Simon came out and was really sweet and thanked us for waiting and getting wet. Then JB's "people" said Mr Barrowman may not sign and he doesnt want photos taken with people. Is this normal for him? He then appeared and announced that if it rained he would stop signing and go. He went around the crowd, not speaking and left. As I said, I am not a keen pursuer of autographs although I wait at the Royal Ballet stage door and the dancers are lovely and down to earth and chat for ages. I suppose I've heard he is very much like this so felt a bit short changed. I know JB fans are going to come out in droves and defend him so I'll be interested to hear opinions.