Visiting the New Theatre - on complementary tickets - was a most enjoyable experience. This was after a gap of at least ten years when it was The Apollo, because the seating was so cramped with no leg room. This time, aisle seats in Row L in the stalls was very comfortable with plenty of leg room. Even though you have to stand to let people pass to the middle of a long row - you can dance in the aisle more easily. With apologies to the Theatre at Chipping Norton where I recently said the ice creams were expensive, these are worse - £3 for a small one and, as I was fainting I didn't hear the larger sized price clearly, but think it was £4.50. With a programme at £4 and usually a £1.50 booking fee, the extras mount up. May be this is the norm? I really must get out more!
Dreamboats and Petticoats was a jolly, lively musical with a very accomplished cast - just a pity they didn't have someone of my age advising them of details of language and dress that were too modern in places. The musical sound was superb and the lighting effects excellent until the end when I was dazzled by a glitter ball and spot lights - another reason I've avoided the theatre for so long. These oldies have to look after their eyes! But having had such a rock and roll evening taking me back to my youth and remembering visiting the original New Theatre for a pantomime each Christmas, I will make it one of my top entertainment spots. Lovely evening.
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