LAST MINUTE HELP: Advice for a Visiting New Yorker

Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Almost set for my 5 days in London next week...already booked Singin', Sweeney, In Basildon, the Collaborators, and the Recruiting Officer.

...but I have one more Saturday matinee slot to fill!

Leaning toward Duchess with Eve Best at the Old Vic, but I'm "concerned" that I'll hear about something else great that I should be seeing instead. Or worse still...I'll love Sweeney so much that I'll simply want to see that again! Oh such a dilemma!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Wait!

Get to London and look around.
Go with your instinct when you find yourself in the middle of our world renowned West End theatreland!

Your spirit will take you to the seat you should be in.....
Musical-Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
i agree with mamma there is some wonderful plays and musicals open at the moment in the west end. for me when i cant decided is i just walk around each theatre and look at there marquees what the press comments say ect. :)
No Doubt Our Paths Will Cross Again ! Matt
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Thank you both!

But question: what is it like getting tickets at the Old Vic? Are they likely to be available a few days before or day of the show? Is Best likely to make this a harder ticket to score?
Musical-Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
something i cant answer as i have never seen anything at the old vic
No Doubt Our Paths Will Cross Again ! Matt
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
The Old Vic has many restricted view seats that are usually eft till last minute unless it's a mega production.
It doesn't operate as a normal West End house.
mallardo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/04
Do yourself a favor and go see Floyd Collins at the Southwark Playhouse - near London Bridge. It's a fabulous production of a great musical in a venue so perfect it will never be duplicated.
Faced with these Loreleis, what man can moralize!
cardamon
Understudy
joined:12/19/04
I'm going to be in London next week too - seeing Matilda, Sweeney, In Basildon, Floyd Collins, and The Master & Margarita.

Not to thread-jack, but has anyone ever been to a Rose Bruford College production? I was looking for a Friday matinee, and found they're going to be doing an actor-musician production of Parade at the Unicorn Theatre. Any thoughts on whether it's worth bothering with? The only other Friday mat I could find was Horrible Histories, which doesn't sound very interesting.

 

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