The hidden costs of a trip to the West End: wine, ice cream and programmes

If there is one thing London theatregoers can agree on, it must be that the price of interval drinks and ice creams is outrageous. A new survey suggests an average price of £4.70 for a glass of wine and £3.27 for an ice cream. But the detail behind these numbers is worth considering.

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West End vs West Ham – Season tickets for theatre?

As the football season kicks off in earnest with the Premier League’s first round of matches, we examine the main ticketing difference between the Premier League and the West End: the season ticket.

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Review: Wicked with Kerry Ellis

Showbusinessinsights does not usually review shows, but Kerry Ellis’ return to Wicked prompted me to get tickets and watch the show again. I had not seen the show for a few years so was interested to see how it is getting on – in the week that it overtook Me & My Girl to become the 14th longest-running show in the West End.

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How do you solve a problem like an injured Elphaba?

When a show is hit by bad news, how do you react? Crises sort the wheat from the chaff and the inexperienced or timid can be overwhelmed. But the truly successful not only cope with it, but make a virtue of it.

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The Old Vic transformed: CQS Space

The transformation of the Old Vic into a theatre in the round…

“You’ve heard of theatre in the round? You’re looking at the man who invented theatre in the square: nobody had a good seat!” sings Max Bialystock in The Producers.

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