85-88 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AP 0844 482 5141
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7th to 25th July 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.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 2.30pm
Runs 1 hour 25 minutes approximately, with no interval.
No 2.30pm performance on 7th July 2021.
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.
When the theatre does not have the tickets you desire available, it is well worth trying the Theatremonkey Ticketshop agency, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), offers seats with fees of £13.80 on £55, £11.30 on £45, £8.80 on £35, £6.30 on £25, £3.80 on £15 seats. Worth trying as they often have an alternative choice of seats available! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.
Another alternative is www.seetickets.com which offers fees of £11 on £55, £9 on £45, £7 on £35, £5 on £25, £3 on £15 seats per ticket booking fee. A £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) handling fee applies.
Ticketmaster.co.uk offers fees of £10.75 on £55, £9 on £45, £7 on £35, £5 on £25, £3 on £15 seats per ticket booking fee.
Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offers fees of £11 on £55, £9 on £45, £7 on £35, £5 on £25 seats per ticket booking fee. A postage charge of £1.45 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance.
Londontheatredirect.com offers fees of £11 on £55, £9 on £45, £7 on £35, £5 on £25, £3 on £15 seats per ticket booking fee. There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.