Seating at the Globe
Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:45 PM
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:47 PM
LOL. I love to go and sit in the yard. Then place a bet before getting dragged up before the Head Teacher!
Seriously. Do a a tour of the duilding, as it's stunning but then bugger off and see something elsewhere
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:20 PM
Regardless of what people say I'd think it was worth visiting at least once to see theatre done rather differently. It may not be terribly authentic or have some dubious direction but I'm glad I've been and for £5 you can't go far wrong, although my legs did rather disagree with me on that one.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:01 PM
If you have a sitting/back problem don't go for the unsupported rows. Only the back row of each gallery has a wall you can lean on. They do hire out back supports now but to be safe take your own. They also hire out cushions but you can take your own. Don't go on the ground level because actually you can't see well from behind the standing punters and the rustle and activity of people going in and out and fussing and keeling over [ as Jan says] is distracting. The actors play to the galleries as well as to the groundlings; the sound carries well to the galleries too. I would go for a front row or second row middle gallery or, if they are for sale, then the gentlemen's rooms right at the side are nice because they have proper seats and although at the very side, offer a good view of the action most of the time. And you can get an impression of the whole shebang which is quite nice in the boring bits of the play action. There will be boring bits - they tend to shlep it out at the Globe. But it should be a fun time. Eating: very expensive snacks so take your own unless like me you adore chocolate covered nuts...the cafe is nice and the restaurant quite good. You can reserve tables. Give yourselves plenty of time because on a bright, warm evening, with a half decent play there is no better entertainment in town.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:23 PM
Sounds odd but try the restricted view in the back row (row E) in bay D - it isn't that restricted and you are high enough to see over the heads of other visitors/ also as you are at the end of the row, you can stretch your legs a bit!
Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:52 AM
Don't sit in the back row of the lower gallery as, apart from the standers, that's the key place where punters faint. If it's a warm day there's no air in the back row - and it's even more distracting watching stewards trying to get someone into a wheelechair from that angle.
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