Monthly Archives: January 2011

Don’t get ripped off: the rageoffstage guide to real value for money at the theatre

We have already read with interest about the phenomenon of premium pricing and other theatre rip-offs and shared some of our experiences.   What is the common theme here?  Producers will charge what they think they can get.  Our motto is … Continue reading

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A Tornado in Covent Garden? OperaUpClose transforms Madame Butterfly at the Kings Head

What is the Butterfly Effect? It is postulated that a small change at one place in a complex system can have a large change at another, ie, when a butterfly beats its wings in Brazil, it can cause a tornado … Continue reading

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wine sells for £3.5m

Check it out at the BBC if you don’t believe us!

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Theatre-goers ripped off yet again

The Independent on Sunday (16.1.11) carried an article highlighting the latest method for ripping off theatre-goers – ‘premium pricing’.  This is the practice of quoting one figure for the ‘top price ticket’, whilst topping this with an extra-expensive ‘premium’ priced … Continue reading

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We loved opera invigorated by pub theatre setting!

La Boehme – Soho Theatre – ‘OperaUpClose’ – 16th January 2011 What is OperaUpClose? According to the King’s Head website “OperaUpClose is dedicated to presenting new, difficult and classic operas in intimate spaces with world-class trained singers and directors, bringing … Continue reading

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