A friend that I had made during my stint in Hong Kong was here in London visiting me for the week, so it was the perfect excuse to go. Since it was her first time in London and I wanted to make sure that her stay was as interesting and fun as possible, I had been plotting things for us to do for a while. After asking around and consulting my brand spanking new London 2012 guide gifted to me by the kind folks at Frommers (who will actually be sponsoring a guidebook giveaway on this blog!!! Details to come!!), I decided that taking my friend to a musical in the city’s West End would be a great way to cap off her visit. It was with this in mind that I booked a few cheapie tickets for a Friday night showing of Singin’ in the Rain.
Booking tickets to a theatre production in London is easy as pie and can be done in a few ways. One can acquire tickets online on websites like Ticketmaster or Last Minute.com, at one of the many booths selling tickets around Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, or get them at the theatre. Because I
am cheap always like a good deal, I got tickets for 15 GBP each on Last Minute.com.
We had some time to kill before the show on Friday night, so we hung around Piccadilly Circus and engaged in my favourite pastime- picture taking. Aren’t we (and London of course!) pretty?
Seriously, though, I just adore London at night. It’s so very brightly lit, so exciting, so alive!
And then, it was suddenly time to enter the theatre and see the show.
As we only paid 15 quid per ticket, the seats were appallingly far from the stage. They were nose-bleeds and I swear I almost got altitude sickness from being so high up. Our tickets were labelled “restricted view”, which meant that we were unable to see the extreme front edge of the stage. That being said, the actors stayed within view 95% of the time. For 15 pounds, I’m not complaining! The seats were had were great value for the money (the most expensive seats were 93 pounds). In the photos below you can see just how far up we were.
And what of the show? To be honest, it wasn’t really my cup of tea, though the dancing and the singing was very very good and kept me entertained and engaged for the duration of the play.
Are you a theatre fan? What is your favourite show?
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