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  1. Stalls row C - 2 e-tickets for sale - Osipova & Muntagirov - any takers before I ask box office to re-sell? £110 each.
  2. Sadly, those links now take me (on Safari on MacBook Air) to the new, virtually unusable, version of the site.
  3. You don't have to be a member to go there or buy a ticket (but I think the advantage of being a member is that you get a discount on ticket prices). It's very "opened up" in terms of its bars and restaurants, and there are very comfy sofas.
  4. Great summary, thank you – in the birthday scene Justine is also scolded by her mother for having a flower in her hair; she makes her remove it and as far as I recall that's what is the last straw for poor Justine. I kept thinking that Frankenstein and the creature were really one and the same, particularly in Act 3 where no one apart from Frankenstein sees the creature when they're all dancing and the creature is dancing in amongst them (a bit like the ghost of Banquo at the Macbeth's dinner). I thought Wei Wang was terrific, a very different interpretation from any I've seen before.
  5. From everything I can gather young people as well as old are using Facebook less and less, feeling increasingly annoyed by all the sponsored posts and ads, combined with constant interventions reminding them how much Facebook cares about them and their memories, and suggesting posts. I don't see why it'd be so hard for the Royal Opera House to post updates on the website, including casting changes, award nominations, company news etc.
  6. I had a similar experience on Friday evening – it's so disrespectful of the cast (and of the audience). Terrible attitude. On Friday I was told there weren't any important cast changes and no cast change sheets.
  7. Yet again, I'm forced to be elsewhere and can't make this rehearsal, so any takers for this lovely £22 ticket? Friends Rehearsals: Don Quixote 15 February 2019, 12.30pm | Main Stage LEVEL 1 Stalls Circle C-71 | Full Price
  8. This evening I met a very nice visitor to the new cafe who was meeting her partner there for a drink before going out elsewhere for the evening. She'd been looking forward to going to the Opera House, thinking it'd be somewhere "really special", but , she said sadly, "it looks like a school dining room, dull rows of tables with red paper decorations, and the hanging decorations look like a creation of the school art classes"; and she said "if I wanted to get tickets, where's there a box office or any information about performances?" The only information she could find was about live cinema screenings. She'd not realised there was any more to the building she could go to, such as upstairs to the Paul Hamlyn Hall. If the idea of open-up was to encourage Opera House casual visitors to spend money in the cafe and book tickets, then the execution of the idea seems to be failing massively. Such a wasted opportunity, alas. For those who do attend a performance, the cloakroom arrangements seem to be just as slow and difficult to negotiate as previously. The disabled toilet by the Paul Hamlyn Hall has a door lock which is really hard for someone to open if they have problems with grip, and this evening someone got stuck in there for several minutes and had also been unable to press hard enough to make the flush work. Signage on the staircases is poor, too. All simple things to have fixed, surely?
  9. Owing to continuing health problems, I've a pair of stalls tickets, Row B, I can't use. (E-tickets, so could be forwarded.) Any takers? £49.60 each.
  10. I wish someone would revive Maliphant's Broken Fall.
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