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#31 Post by Celini » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:29 am

raj000 wrote:what are the best seats in Old Vic.. is it the stalls (or) dress circle?
I saw "A you like it" there last week; the view is excellent from the dress circle (apart from few seats behind posts, but I dont think they sell those tickets). The advantage is you see perfectly well the rear part of the stage.
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#32 Post by opas » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:04 pm

Was lucky enough to see The Tempest at the Old Vic last night. We were given very good seats in the stalls, row M. Fantastic, couldn't believe our luck. Good performance which I enjoyed. I will agree about the acoustics being a bit off in places, sometimes I found it difficult to hear and other times it was perfect. Very strange. But in terms of view we were in a good spot. Not too close to the stage where you have to crank your neck, or fear getting splashed by the water thrown by the actors, but I could see their faces and the wider stage very clearly.

Sorry if someone has already mentioned it but I think the actor who played Ariel also played Dexter's brother (in TV show Dexter) so that was a nice surprise. Did anyone else notice?

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#33 Post by 5rannoch » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:24 pm

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#34 Post by pcRock » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:26 pm

opas wrote:Was lucky enough to see The Tempest at the Old Vic last night. We were given very good seats in the stalls, row M. Fantastic, couldn't believe our luck. Good performance which I enjoyed. I will agree about the acoustics being a bit off in places, sometimes I found it difficult to hear and other times it was perfect. Very strange. But in terms of view we were in a good spot. Not too close to the stage where you have to crank your neck, or fear getting splashed by the water thrown by the actors, but I could see their faces and the wider stage very clearly.

Sorry if someone has already mentioned it but I think the actor who played Ariel also played Dexter's brother (in TV show Dexter) so that was a nice surprise. Did anyone else notice?
Yes, it is that actor. Well spoted. o/

On Friday we went to see As You Like It and on Saturday The Tempest. We also got really good seats on Saturday in the stalls, row K. On Friday the seats that were allocated to us were not that great (antepenultimate row in the stalls). We enjoyed As You Like It much more than The Tempest, to be honest.

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#35 Post by mandyk » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:52 pm

Has anyone seen Hair? Is it worth the ticket price, or do you think there might be a free offer one day?!?

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#36 Post by superhero » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:44 am

I doubt they would do free tickets for Hair, it's finishing soon anyway and I haven't seen SFF do free tickets for a West End musical yet.

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#37 Post by destresserai » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:55 am

superhero wrote:I doubt they would do free tickets for Hair, it's finishing soon anyway and I haven't seen SFF do free tickets for a West End musical yet.

I agree - very unlikely to get freebies for this - even The Audience Club rarely do tickets for the "big" musicals.
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#38 Post by Celini » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:31 pm

I strongly encourage the Londoners to see the 2 Sam Mendes productions at the Old Vic... As you like it and The Tempest! I think they will run for 2 more weeks and there is free tickets almost every day!

Even if I did not understand everything (well, I am not a native speaker...), I truly enjoyed them; the cast is excellent (Thomas Sadoski is excellent and pretty cute as well!) plus the Old Vic is definitely worth it!

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#39 Post by mandyk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:47 pm

How do you get the free tickets? Sorry if that's a stupid question but I registered with several sites like ShowFilmFirst and don't get many emails from them. I haven't seen any about these shows, so any advice would be really welcome, thank you!

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#40 Post by Celini » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:50 pm

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