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Going to the theatre yes or no

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Its Him Again, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Played there many years ago, when there was some mining related play on
     
  2. Seen Jersey Boys at the Empire and Sunny Afternoon, Phantom of the Opera and Billy elliott down London.

    Sunny afternoon was tremendous. Helps that I love the kinks mind.
     
  3. I've got no excuse, I work from home.
    I support loads of cultural stuff around the city but not the one that's actually on my doorstep. Just looked at the annual membership, £40 is nowt.
    @tunstallhill is there a best time to buy a membership, is there a season when you have shows on or does it not matter?
     
  4. tenpins

    tenpins Central Defender

    Managed to get 4 for around £60 each.
    Taking the family to see it in the summer.
    We applied for any availability from December onwards.
    An afternoon in June was the first available.
     
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  5. soapster

    soapster Striker

    same here. got a couple of weekend trips planned for london.

    price of shows now are horrific. best seats £150 each

    and the fees

    as I suffer from nerve end deafness, I like to be near, but not at them prices.

    wicked was up in the gods and could not hear them speaking
     
  6. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    Aye season starts September, only 3 or 4 more left this season so not worth it now. I'm in the one at end of May.
     
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  7. soapster

    soapster Striker

    we are members of the royalty. when is your next or last show(not connected that mind).

    it isn't plus you get a ticket for the pantomime.

    My wife still goes to the panto and she prefers the royalty to the empire panto. Royalty panto is very popular.

    My complaint about royalty is the don't serve draft beer or lager

    I could buy a bottle or a can and drink in the house

    are you mrs markham ;)
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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  8. Nah, not for a peasant boy like me. Mrs R is a bit cultured though and goes to shows, Ballet and opera at both Theatre Royal and the Empire. In fact she is there now with "the Lasses". Forgot what she said was on.
     
  9. soapster

    soapster Striker

    end of June time as the new season starts august September.

    I am sure you can do it online and pay by bacs

    Covers for 6 free shows and a panto
     
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  10. riffraff

    riffraff Striker

    Telstar. Joe Meek story.
    The Young Lion. Football play.

    I think 30 yrs of theatre going have provided me with two nights of entertainment.
     
  11. Cheesy Feet

    Cheesy Feet Striker

    Got to be the school holidays or a weekend for me like..probably why prices are so high...cheers.
     
  12. Taken you a while to cotton on - says he who has been watching Sunderland since 1963...
     
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  13. Lord Potts

    Lord Potts Winger

    I am not a fan of musicals at all. I like the theatre and love straight plays and comedy but a play in which characters suddenly burst in to song and dance just irritat me.
    The strangest musical ever has to be the hugely successful South Pacific it has some good tunes but is set in the. Pacific theatre of war in World War two. It has dancing and singing US sailors surrounded by beautiful women in a tropical island paradise. The musical was produced for the theatre in 1949 and is an absolute denial of tbe shear hell the Pacific War must have been for those who were engaged in it. Young soldiers must have still been dying of their wounds as the show hit broadway and the many who had been traumatised by the campaign must have been totally ignored by the folks at home who were being pursaded that the poor guys had the time of their lives.
    For me South Pacific has the most bizarre subject matter of any musical that I have ever come across .
     
  14. Geronimo

    Geronimo Striker

    Opera and plays.

    No musicals (Jersey Boys excepted)
     
  15. Brian Griffin

    Brian Griffin Winger

    Canny night out TBH

    Mary Poppins has been my favourite.
     
  16. TicoTorres

    TicoTorres Full Back

    Seen some mint stuff at the Empire and Theatre Royal - Hairspray and Dirty Dancing were surprisingly excellent. Went with the wife but I ended up enjoying it too. Rock of Ages was outstanding too.
     
  17. Coeus

    Coeus Striker

    I have social anxiety so dont like going anywhere. :lol:

    But if you are enjoying something, don't stop because of your preconceptions or that others do not enjoy the same thing. That would be silly.
     
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  18. Dubai Si

    Dubai Si Central Defender

    Not been much, but saw Singing in the Rain at Pitlochry Festival Theatre just before Christmas and it was fantastic.
     
  19. Does anyone know what hotel they all stop in when there's a run at the empire?

    I'm guessing the empire have a deal with one of the chains
     
  20. :eek:
     

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