85-88 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AP 0844 482 5141
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From 8th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021.
Small crowd in a small seaside theatre. The headline double-act are on their way down. Their support act hope to steal the limelight now a Hollywood director is rumoured to be watching the show.
Farce ensues in this debut comedy by Ashenden and Owen.
Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.
Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).
On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.
Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.
Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.
To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.
Even "premium" price tickets are not unreasonable, but rows F to D or L in the stalls, or B to E in the dress circle are the same view for less cash. The only top price seats worth avoiding are in row H of the dress circle - 7 to 20 are cramped compared to those ahead at the same bananas. H6 has unlimited legroom, though.
At second price the edges of the dress circle nearest the centre aisle are worth having, and even the restricted view ends have an attraction - or you could take row N stalls for a clear view.
At third price, for comfort alone, rear stalls have more than the upper circle, and better views than either the upper circle or balcony. If going upstairs, take C or D balcony or F upper circle.
The lowest price front row balcony is pretty average - take the end seats as a last option even at that price.
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.
Monday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Runs 1 hour 25 minutes approximately, with no interval.
No performances on 25th and 26th December 2020 and 1st January 2021.
No 7.30pm performances on 24th and 31st December 2020.
Extra 2.30pm performances on 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st December 2020.
Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.
To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.
All performances from 10th December 2020 onwards:
Performances on 8th and 9th December 2020 only: