Day tickets for Lear at the National

theeatah
Featured Actor
joined:1/31/10
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/11/14 at 12:18pm
Hi, could someone in the know tell me a good time to arrive in order to queue for day tickets to King Lear at the National?
AvenueQResident
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/07
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/11/14 at 12:20pm
5:30 earliest. Probably no later than 7:30.
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theeatah
Featured Actor
joined:1/31/10
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/11/14 at 12:59pm
... 5.30AM?
AvenueQResident
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/07
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/11/14 at 07:05pm
Yup. Been an early call for this one and it's only been playing a few weeks.
Everything in life...is only for now.
mrkringas
Broadway Star
joined:9/28/05
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/12/14 at 10:59am
That is insane for the back row of the Olivier. Returns queue for this one I think...
theeatah
Featured Actor
joined:1/31/10
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/12/14 at 11:41am
Thanks for the info, AvenueQResident!
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/12/14 at 06:43pm
I got an email that says additional tickets will be on sale on 13 February for King Lear.
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 2/24/14 at 05:09am
I wonder what has caused this to be such a hot ticket?
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Anne-Marie Varberg
Swing
joined:11/9/10
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 3/2/14 at 06:15pm
Probably the combination of National Theatre, Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale?
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Day tickets for Lear at the National
Posted: 3/2/14 at 07:23pm
Thanks for the post, which you have raised some very good points?

Would Sam Mendes being a director really sell tickets, it's not really like you are going to see him on stage?

As big as Simon Russell Beale is, he really did struggle to sell tickets for the 'Hot House' in a theatre the quarter of the size. If you point is that people would flock to see Simon in an iconic role in Shakespeare's as King Lear than a Harold Pinter play, then this could be fair?

As big as a reputation as the National Theatre is, it often can struggle to sell tickets. Could there be an upsurge in the popularity of Shakespeare, this can be witnessed by how well tickets have sold recently both in the West End and Broadway, especially as the later has just had 5 Shakespeare plays, play there theatres.

Just thinking outside the box, but the opposite side as you.
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