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What is the best way to get good same-day seats for Zorro, Marguerite, and The Harder They Fall?

Lois
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I'll be visiting London this week and hoping to get good seats (for me, that is front stalls, the closer the better) for the Thursday matinee of Zorro and Wednesday and/or Tuesday performances of Marguerite and The Harder They Fall, and I am wondering what my best option would be--going to the Leicester Square booth, or trying the theater, and what the day seat policies are for those 3 shows, and where the seats are likely to be if I go for that option? I don't want to be stuck in the back orchestra or dress circle, but I don't want to pay full price for the shows if I don't have to, and it sounds like Zorro is the only one where that might possibly be necessary, but not for a Thursday matinee, I hope.

Any helpful advice is greatly appreciated--thanks in advance!
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The Harder They Come is cheap and you can pick your seat on the website.

Marguerite's day seat policy is for row R of the stalls, so unless you find a discount code floating around you're going to pay full price. Zorro has no day seat discounts. You'll have to take your chances at the booth or pay full price.
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For the Thursday matinee of 'Zorro' you will certainly get front stalls -a few friends of mine went last Sat matinee and they were sold 3 seats in row A just 1 hour before curtain! Row A is the third row. When i saw it i sat in row L. If you get row A you will certainly be part of the show as it is so huge.
I highly recommend this show- I loved it and hope to go again soon.
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I got seats at the booth for Zorro (Thurs mat) and Marguerite (Thurs eve), both about 10 rows back - dead centre for the former, a little to the right for the latter. Neither were anywhere near full, but you may want to try and get them as early as possible.

And to echo WickedBoy's comments, I too loved Zorro whilst Marguerite was a little too . . . 'intense' for me. Some lovely music but with a strong whiff of overdone melodrama... re: What is the best way to get good same-day seats for Zorro, Marguerite,

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I found this for Marguerite:
Best seats for £25

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I observed in advert in todays Metro (London free newspaper) in a advert that you can get top seats for £27.50 if you ring a number and quote Metro reader offer, I am sure the number is the same as the one EastWickian has got in his link, however I left The Metro on mu dest, so have to check when I am in the office at 7am!

But my suggestion would be to go with EastWickian and save your self £2.50!!!!!
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Both Zorro and harder they come, are all available from Tkts at half price..
Hope you enjoy all three shows and post back how you got on please.
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Thanks so much for all the advice! I just arrived in London and followed Eastwickian's advice and got 3rd row stalls for Marguerite at the box office for £25 for tomorrow. It was a little confusing, as the BO didn't know about the offer, but the phone number on that discount website connects to the BO, so I was able to use the offer in person. Tonight I'm seeing Piaf--got a standing room ticket this morning--and I'll go to TKTS for Zorro and The Harder they Come.
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WickedBoy2, did your friends pay full price for Row A at Zorro, or did they have a discount? I was wondering where the TKTS tickets have been located. Thanks again for all the information!
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"night I'm seeing Piaf--got a standing room ticket this morning"

I suspect we ran into each other in the queue. I've got a day seat. =)
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Hi exedore, I guess that we did run into each other--we'll see who has the better view tonight, then! Enjoy!
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My tkts ticket for Zorro (Thursday matinée) row, dead centre, which was perfect. Hope you enjoy Piaf and Marguerite!

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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..."