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Friday, September 15, 2023

‘Who can afford them?’: theatregoers react to £395 tickets for Neil Simon play by Rupert Jones and Harriet Sherwood

Next year’s opening of Plaza Suite in West End, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, reignites affordability debate When Plaza Suite, Neil Simon’s witty commentary on love a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:03PM
Sunday, September 20, 2020

What to expect at a socially distanced night at the theatre by Rupert Jones

West End and provincial theatres are beginning to open to the public once more. So what has changed? It has been six months since actors trod the boards of theatres across the country but f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Theatre seats: here's how to bag them at bargain prices by Rupert Jones

We reveal the tips and tricks that can get you into shows for as little as £10 – or even free You would like to go to the theatre more often, but you’re put off by the exorbitant cost. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Friday, January 13, 2017

Theatregoers face paying £200 to see Broadway hit Hamilton in London by Rupert Jones

Cost of premium seats for hip-hop musical reignites debate on West End ticket pricesTickets for the best seats at the hotly anticipated US hit musical Hamilton will cost £200 each when it o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM
Saturday, October 22, 2016

My grandparents, Enoch Powell and the day they fell out over his ‘rivers of blood’ speech by Rupert Jones

Rupert Jones’ grandparents were babysitting Enoch Powell’s children on the day of his infamous speech. The doorstep showdown as he arrived to collect them ended 20 years of friendship be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:08AM
Friday, August 21, 2015

Elf warning: tickets to new musical will cost up to £240 in London by Rupert Jones

Production based on 2003 Will Ferrell film sold top seats at just £42.50 in Plymouth last year It’s a new all-time high for West End theatre ticket prices: £240 for the best seats a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:55PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015

How to get the best deal on West End theatre tickets by Rupert Jones

Why pay £200 for a ticket when, with a little insider knowledge, you could get one for £15?A leading West End theatre ticket expert has shared some of his secrets on how to bag a bargain �…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:28AM
Monday, June 8, 2015

West End grrs: best seats in the house up 400% for top shows by Rupert Jones

Price rises see London audiences paying £200 for premium tickets as West End theatres adopt airline-style pricing modelInflation may have dipped into minus figures, but West End theatre tic…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
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, February 6, 2015

Waxing lyrical: dripping candles cause mayhem at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Rupert Jones

B10 appears to be one of the seats where the risk of being doused in molten beeswax from candle chandeliers is especially acuteThe “groundlings” who stand in the pit of the open-air Shak…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:15AM
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gig and theatre tickets still subject to 'hidden charges' by Rupert Jones

Which? starts campaign for greater transparency on compulsory charges and says ticket firms could be breaching ASA rulesFees and charges added to the cost of theatre and concert tickets are …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Viagogo warns of rising number of ticket scams by Rupert Jones

Ticket buyers more likely to be duped by fake ticket websites and other online sources than by a 'traditional' venue toutTicket scams are "on the rise" with Britons being ripped off to the t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:02AM
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Court ruling raises questions over future of ticket resale websites by Rupert Jones

Rugby Football Union defeats Viagogo in the supreme court over ownership of ticketing rights, policy and pricingPeople who sell tickets for profit on resale websites such as Viagogo and Seat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:03AM
Friday, October 21, 2011

Stone Roses tickets show concert price inflation is out of control by Rupert Jones

The £55 price tag slapped on tickets to see Ian Brown and co is way too much, but they're not alone in putting excessive pressure on fans' walletsThe news this week that tickets for next ye…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:00AM
Friday, October 14, 2011

Kitemark to fight concert ticket fraud by Rupert Jones

Consumers urged to buy tickets only from websites displaying new security markAn initiative to fight concert ticket fraud was launched this week.Industry trade body STAR, the Society of Tick…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:02PM
Friday, May 6, 2011

Which? targets 'unfair' booking fees charged by ticket agencies by Rupert Jones

Booking fees can add 20% to the cost and few buyers think they offer value for moneyConsumer body Which? has warned ticket agencies it has them in its sights.This month's Which? magazine fea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM
Friday, January 28, 2011

Move to stamp out ticket touts could be a real crowd pleaser by Rupert Jones

Private member's bill would outlaw profits of more than 10% from ticket resalesA new bid to clamp down on "parasitical" ticket touts which has been launched in parliament could see Britain c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
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