Thursday, May 29, 2014

Is it just me? .......

Or am I out of touch and stingy....

I was very excited to see that The Aldwych Theatre was advertising tickets for Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies. My excitement waned somewhat when I saw that 3 tickets x both performances was going to cost
over eleventy million pounds and a sticky toffee...... when I totted up the price I thought 'we could have a lovely little quick and easy city break somewhere for that...'

Hundreds and hundreds of pounds........what do you think? the plays are worth seeing? or grab an easyjet somewhere for a look around?......

Mmmmmm.... I don't want to be Mrs Scrooge....and yet.......pro's and con's time....

Pros - great plays - lovely experience - no accomodation costs
Cons - two performances in one day might be too much/we might not enjoy it/I can hardly see
a foot in front of me these days (I know why there were always opera glasses in theatres...for blind old biddies like me..) so would spend a lot of my time with my eyes closed just listening.

Decisions decisions............

13 comments:

Steve said...

Tricky. I've spent the equivalent of a small holiday getting Kate Bush tickets but I know it'll be a once in a lifetime experience so for me that justifies the expenditure.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Save your pennies I say for when Bryony comes your way. Hey the opera glasses... apparently the children of one of the dancers in Chicago watched their mother through opera glasses.

Cro Magnon said...

Some things are SO expensive, yet there are always takers!

Nota Bene said...

Ah the last para gives me the clue that you needed front row seats...ninety squids each. You could buy the cheap seats at £11, and with the money you save buy a very nice pair of binoculars....or wait til it comes round as a live broadcast, which it will, and then pay only cinema tickets....

Yorkshire Pudding said...

If Aussie Helen from "Helsie's Happenings" can spend 80 euros on a gondola trip in Venice, your financial angst should be easy to address. Why not do both - theatre and weekend away? After all, The Mister has stashed plenty of dosh in his wardrobe.

Trish Burgess said...

We were in London a few weeks ago and decided not to bother with the theatre this time: it is ridiculously expensive. If I'm going to go, I try and visit the half price ticket booth in Leicester Square: have had great seats doing this in the past. Otherwise, if you are paying through the nose, you just resent it.

K Ville said...

truth? : the opportunity for nudge nudge wink wink at the theatre is limited but a weekend away however........ I'm much happier with a stroll through a city, a nice meal and a little romance all for the price of a lumpy seat, a bad view and someone rushing sweet wrappers at the important bit so I miss the point of the plot entirely.

libby said...

I think we are going to wait for the live broadcast.....unless I can find some £11 seats....otherwise it seems like missing a trip somewhere..and I do like little trips.

Jay said...

Theatre trips are a fortune! I'm thinking of a trip to London in the summer hols to see a show and a night in a travel lodge (probably equal to a weeks holiday abroad!)but I'm thinking if it's just me & Little Miss it will be a little easier to swallow than all 5 of us!

About Last Weekend said...

No ticket is worth that.(I.e seventy scrillion dollars) We paid loads for tickets in the gods for The Book of Mormon in New York _ i would not have raved about it or even paid that much if I hadn't known it was nto going to be life changing funny. I think the more off broadway-ish stuff is more exciting cheaper and you can spend the dosh on more dinners out, make the enjoyment last

Marcheline said...

I'd rather stay home and watch Sherlock on Netflix! Actually, I just found out that Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench are slated to perform "Richard III" together onstage, and honestly I would shave my head and sell my teeth to see that show...

sensibilia said...

Hi Libby

Don't worry, Wolf Hall is going to be on the BBC next year (different actors) and I am sure I read somewhere that Damian Lewis is going to be in it as Henry VIII. And I think Mark Rylance is cast as Thomas Cromwell.

Isabelle said...

It's not worth going to the theatre if you don't have reasonably good seats, in my opinion.

(Do let us know if you'd ever like a catsitting free holiday in Edinburgh! We have theatres too and they're not so expensive.)