So I bit the bullet and day seated. I got there at 6am, and there was around 16 people ahead of me. Still, I managed to grab a pair of matinee seats so was rather happy. But, I hated it. I thought it started rather well, but it got lost around a third of the way. However it would have seemed I was very much in the minority based on audience reactions... Glad to see others here share my impressions!
It's starting to really annoy me when shows aren't starting on time because not everyone is in their seat. It seems many are starting up to 10 minutes late - which doesn't sound like a long time - but I imagine the cast are all ready to go and the majority of the audience are ready to go, so it's just rude.
I hardly ever buy in advance, and I never pay top price. I find that a mixture of spontaneity and Google means that on any given day, there are great seats to be had at less than the prices they tell you at the box office. However I do favour day seats anyway.
I don't know if her performance has changed much since the previews, but for me, she was one of the weaker aspects of the production. I would love to have seen more fire from her, more determination and strength in her early scenes.
Exactly. She's supposedly leading her husband to greatness - there's no drive, nor determination or sheer will for her husband to hold it together and do as she says.
Sad it's closing, but I don't actually like the stage show - I don't think there's enough dialogue or character development. But 15 years is an amazing run, wonder if they try to bring back the named stars for the last performance....