Where's best for a newbie? ETA- Tickets, booked, I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!

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Where's best for a newbie? ETA- Tickets, booked, I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!

Postby Darkhorse » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:02 pm

My Parents have said we can go and see Les Mis in the summer, much to my delight.
Where would be best to sit? I'm thinking of the Gallery, but I'm not sure how much the lighting rig would get in the way, or how bad the restricted veiw is off to the sides?

Also, one of the party is 6' 1", so leg room needs to be taken into account

Thoughts, suggestions, advice. Any talk of cast changes I need to get in before?
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Re: Where's best for a newbie?

Postby Acaila » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:30 pm

Which production is it you are planning on seeing?
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Re: Where's best for a newbie?

Postby Darkhorse » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:16 am

London, not sure how I forgot to say that. Also self enforced budget is £120 for tickets (three of us going).

Thanks

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Re: Where's best for a newbie?

Postby Acaila » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:22 pm

Hmmm, £40 each does definitely limit you. At that point it becomes a bit of a trade off between what bits you're ok about missing. Bearing in mind there are three of you and most of the £37 seats in the upper circle come in pairs, I would suggest maybe going for the restricted view at the back of the stalls. The leg room is better there than in the upper circle and, while you do miss some bits on the top of the barricade, I still think you get a generally good view there.
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"Les Amis Fun Package - The Awesome Traits of Each"
"She's basically Enjolras meets Amy Pond"
Sings Stars "way better than Russel Crowe"

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Re: Where's best for a newbie?

Postby Darkhorse » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:55 pm

If we went up the top any idea how bad the restricted veiw is to the sides, or how much the lighting rig get in the way on the front row?

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Re: Where's best for a newbie?

Postby Acaila » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:35 pm

The restricted view gets worse towards the sides. The other thing I've noticed that puts me off the upper circle nowadays is that some actors are not so good at performing to the whole theatre (the current cast seem better at cheating up to perform to the circles). I've never sat further forward than row C of the gods, so have never noticed the lighting rig personally.
This is a guide I used to use for figuring out where to sit at the Queens:
http://www.theatremonkey.com/QUEENSbooking.htm#Th
You can also get an idea of what the view is like from a particular area using the little guide on this page: http://www.lesmis.com/uk/tickets/booking-information/

You also asked about cast change - that's mid June, I think the 13th this year. Nobody's been announced for the new cast yet as it's still early days, but the current cast is pretty consistent and doesn't have anyone really poor in it. The understudies that I've seen are all pretty solid too. I went to the final two performances pre-cast change two years ago and those were super awesome, though might be more difficult to get good seats for as people who know about such things like to go to those ones.
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Re: Where's best for a newbie? ETA- Tickets, booked, I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!

Postby Darkhorse » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks for all the help, booked AA 3rd June 2.30. Can't wait for it.


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