Visiting the Playhouse Theatre was the grand finale of a busy day of sightseeing in London.
I had been from Knightsbridge to Tower Bridge and numerous places in between. It was a hot day. My feet were tired, and were ready just to get me to the hotel where they could rest. I tried to see something at the IMAX theatre on the south bank, but I didn't want to wait up for a late show, as I was certain I would sleep through it. As I walked back to the hotel, I passed the Playhouse Theatre which showed SPAMALOT as the show for the evening. I walked in, bought a ticket seating me in the upper balcony, then refreshed myself at the hotel before the show. Couldn't be easier!
Upon my return, my ticket was checked and I proceeded to climb the stairs. And more stairs. Did I mention there were stairs? Up I climbed, until I reached the upper balcony. Wow, what a view! I found my seat, and relaxed. The seats were somewhat small and steep, but this should not be a problem for a shorter person. At 190cm height, at times I felt a little cramped, but the seat was otherwise comfortable.
I could see most of the stage from my seat. If I leaned forward and to the side, I could see a little bit more. It's the cost of buying a discounted ticket, of course. Regardless, I found myself admiring the decor of the theatre itself. The staff person on the balcony repeatedly advised that photography was not allowed. It was a tempting thought though, the decoration really was worth looking at. I tried to capture the best mental image possible, and hope that there were photos online to refresh my memory later.
The play was a comedy and I laughed - so all was as it should be in the world of theatre. I didn't laugh at everything, but I laughed. Mission accomplished. I enjoyed the experience and it was an ideal closure to a full day.
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