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Saturday, February 11, 2017

My refund was a no show after The Lowry charged my card twice by Rebecca Smithers

I bought £79-worth of tickets for several ballets but something went wrong and I was also billed £87 for ones I didn’t wantIn August I went to the box office at The Lowry in Salford Quay…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:31AM
Saturday, December 19, 2015

The cost of taking your family to the panto is turning ugly … oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is by Rebecca Smithers

Paying buttons? That’s behind you as some productions bring in 3D effects and real horsesPantomime was traditionally a modest but affordable affair at the local theatre, when a B-list acto…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:21PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ticket resale websites face fresh clampdown to end profiteering by Rupert Jones and Rebecca Smithers

Competition and Markets Authority has undertakings from brokers in secondary market that they will improve transparency about fees and restrictions Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:40AM
Friday, June 22, 2012

A working life: the make-up artist by Rebecca Smithers

Giuseppe Cannas typically works on 11 theatre shows at once creating onstage magic with make-up and wigsGiuseppe Cannas discreetly pops a strong mint into his mouth as he reaches for his "po…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:00PM
Friday, August 5, 2011

A working life: The theatre costume maker by Rebecca Smithers

One day Phoebe Allies is making an outfit for Lady Gaga, the next it's for a Glyndebourne operaThe car parks at Glyndebourne are eerily empty and, with no performances for two days, there is…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:01PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Consumer warning over ticket resale websites by Rebecca Smithers

Consumer group warns music and sports fans against buying tickets for sold out events on the secondary ticket marketMusic fans looking to book tickets for one of the European summer festival…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:51AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards