As 2014 draws to a close, we reflect on our favourite moments in the West End this year…
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The no-photos rule taken too far: intellectual property in the theatre
At a performance of Wolf Hall recently, I took a few photos of the cast during the curtain call. An usher ran over and shouted “no photographs!”, so I stopped. She then came up to me and said “I need to see you delete the photos all the way back to a photo that is not in this theatre”. As I had a dinner reservation only ten minutes later, I could not be bothered to get into a protracted argument and did what she demanded. I did, however, ask why I needed to delete the photos. She said “because they are the property of the Royal Shakespeare Company”.
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.
Slightly Cleaner Rotten Scoundrels? Advertising strategy shift?
The producers of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels appear to be re-positioning the show – emphasising elegance and dance and de-emphasising the comedy. Will this bring greater box office success? And what does this tell us about the state of the West End?