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Hamlet at the NT seating question

sparrman
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Hamlet at the NT seating question#1
Posted: 10/6/10 at 12:40am
Hello --

For anyone familiar with seating in the Olivier, I have a question. I'll be seeing Hamlet later this month, and I have a choice of two seats. One is in the Circle, first row, seven seats from the house left wall. (A-74 to be exact.) The other seat is in the Stalls, third row, house right section, on the inner aisle. (C-10 to be exact.)

Both are farther to the side than I'd prefer, but does anyone have an opinion about which would be the better seat? I've never been in the Olivier.

Many thanks!
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Hamlet at the NT seating question#2
Posted: 10/6/10 at 2:13am
There's no spectacle in this show that requires a more distant view and personally I like to be as close as possible. I saw it the other night in the second row slightly to the side and loved it. But, honestly, they're both good seats.
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Hamlet at the NT seating question#2
Posted: 10/6/10 at 5:18pm
Throwing in my opinion, for what it's worth, I would take the Stalls seat. Even at the side, I've learned to sit in the Stalls whenever possible. I find the circle a little too distant, however I'm seeing it in two weeks, and sparrman has already seen it.

Just my thoughts! Hope you have a great time seeing the play!