Audience at West End's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Asked Not To Eat
BBC.com reports that The Harold Pinter Theatre, home of the West End production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? sent out a request to all ticket-holders stating "Out of consideration for the actors and fellow audience members, we ask that no food be consumed during the performance."
It is believed to be the first West End show to make such a request. The email states that patrons are allowed to purchase food and drinks at the bars within the theatre to be consumed before the show or during intermission.
A spokesperson for the production said that food has not been banned outright, but "rather we have politely requested that patrons refrain from eating during the performance." They stated that "The nature of this production is such that anyone eating or using their telephone during the performance could disturb other patrons."
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