A new musical is said to have opened last night on Broadway. I mean, I saw it. Or I think I did. It’s called, uh, wait a minute, it’ll come to me. Got it! “High Fidelity.” And if I close my eyes and concentrate really hard, I just might be able to describe a show that erases itself from your memory even as you watch it.
High Fidelity. It has a nicely eclectic soundtrack, genuinely funny lyrics, does a great job of both satirising and celebrating pop music (the Bruce Springsteen parody Goodbye And Good Luck is particularly funny) and some moments of real pathos near the end. Also a mighty lead role and nice supporting roles thrown in, would love to see a fringe theatre like the Union or Southwark Playhouse put it on.
A place I used to work had a bean bag room. I didn't find them comfortable and hated having meetings in there.
So, personally, much as I love front row, I won't be going for the bean bags.
Also, I remember they were quite easy to fall off if you were in a heated discussion (or lost your concentration for too long). Could be quite amusing in a theatre setting (or become an unintentional part of the Bad Behaviour thread).
Very much depends on the beanbags. If they've got any sense, they'll be densely packed and inflexible like the ones for My Mum's A Twat at the Royal Court (which were just like sitting on a stool, perfectly acceptable with the short running time) and not the big loose nightmares from my childhood that wouldn't hold a shape if you paid it and made a constant rustling noise the entire time you were sat on them.
That booking link refers to both bean bags and sofas, so perhaps row A is bean bags, and row B sofas?
Sitting on beanbags is probably OK, it's getting up again afterwards that's the problem.
Anyway - row A is beanbags for £22.40, row B is sofas for £29.12, row E to H are £40.32 and everything else is £33.60. Possibly that includes a whatsons***e booking fee given that Torch Song is £33 including booking fee direct from the theatre, and the amount in pence is a bit weird.
To me this is still way too pricey for this kind of venue compared to the Union, Southwark, Above the Stag, Finborough, etc.