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Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Grand Circle

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Grand Circle#1
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:56am
Hey guys, just booked for LOTR as just wondered what the view was like from row H in the Grand Circle??

Thanks x
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Also.. what sort of merchandise do they sell at the theatre??
Is there a companion book and if so how much is it?
How much is the brochure/programme??
Sorry to be a pain!
Thanks :)
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I think my brother sat in the circle when he saw it for the first time, and I think he said he had great seats, the show is so visual anyway you can't miss anything. The merch is ok, they sell a one ring, a board game, the usual (mugs, magnets, keyrings, tshirts (really nice) caps, a hoodie as well i think) and a really cool goblety thing which says 'may the hair on your toes never fall off' hehe. The borchure and programme are seperate, not quite sure how much they are though, when I went we didn't bother buying either cos we had the one from when my brother saw it the1st time (we're cheapskates haha) They also sell a really great companian book, and two really nice posters, one with the Hobbits and the other has Galadriel and Boromir. Some of teh merch might have changed though, cause I saw it when LMK was Galadriel, and since then they've had a complete logo revamp and stuff,
enjoy the show
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Almost forgot sorry, companian is 20 i think
haha x
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Oh thanks so much!! :)
That really helps :)
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Like (as???) for most of the West End shows, it might be 3 for the program and 7 for the souvenir brochure. But i might be wrong !
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I think it's a bit more, Nosferatu. I can't quite remember what I paid for mine.

The Companion Book is a small little unasuming thing, but great. It has commentary from all of the leading Creatives of the show, and great photos mostly from the Toronto Production, which was very similar. This allows you to see how the show has changed and developed since then.

And luke-h, remember, there are three circles at Drury Lane. Which circle exactly was your brother in? Dress Circle is brilliant. I saw Anything Goes a few years ago there from the Grand Circle, and it was like being in a helicopter somewhere over Greenwich trying to see from there.
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From bottom up:

Stalls
Grand Circle (Dress Circle)
Upper Circle
Balcony

More info here
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The brocure for the show is the best value in the West End. Full of brilliant pics and info.
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Oops. I thought it was Stalls, Dress, Grand, Balcony. My mistake!

I haven't been there since December. And I was in the stalls then. Didn't take much notice of the circles.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Miller
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Jez! The Upper Circle at The Lane is HORENDOUS! i saw 'Sweeney Todd' there 3 times in 1980, once sitting in the Upper- its like the top of Blackpool Tower. The last time i sat up there was for a Royal Variety Performance in 1982. The only reason i went was to see a certain Ms Ethel Merman doing her bit for royalty. It turned out to be her last public singing performance and any one who has seen the show will know that she could still belt it out as good as ever. It was rumored at the time that she wanted to do her numbers without mics but due to the sound problems of TV she was miced(?) against her will --she didn't need it i tell ya! We left just after her set.
A young actress with Noel coward after a dreadful opening night performance said to him 'Well, i knew my lines backwards this morning!'' Noels fast reply was ''Yes dear, and thats exactly how you said them tonight'!'
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Try the balcony, first time I saw Lord Of Rings I was front row and will be row B for closing night! It is high, and rather scary when you look over the edge, doesnt help I'm abit scared of hieghts but...
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Sorry guys! In my post above i do indeed mean the Balcony NOT the Upper Circle! 'The Gods' as they are fondly know as to some older members!
These days, thankfully i only sit in the stalls or Dress
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In the words of Dame Edna (when she was performing HOUSEWIFE SUPERSTAR! there) "Hold on with one hand and clap with the other otherwise the theatre will be filled with plummeting paupers".
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Sat up in the Gods for Miss Saigon - might as well have been sitting at home in Bristol! Tiny little ants running around on the stage waaaaaay down below and the sound was extremely muddy. Never again!

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"Why do you insist you must hear the words? When you know I cannot give you words. Not the ones you need..."

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As Lily Savage says- 'you on benifit's up there- hold on -clap, but clap with one hand'
A young actress with Noel coward after a dreadful opening night performance said to him 'Well, i knew my lines backwards this morning!'' Noels fast reply was ''Yes dear, and thats exactly how you said them tonight'!'