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question for those who have seen Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

question for those who have seen Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Jan 28th, 2007, 06:22 PM
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Crazy4Hawaii, I have no idea who told you that, but I've bought tickets over the phone at probably 20 or more London theatres. What you were told is simply NOT true. It is true for New York -- perhaps someone was confused.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Crazy4Hawaii, I have no idea who told you that, but I've bought tickets over the phone at probably 20 or more London theatres. Where on earth on Theatremonkey did you read that? They make clear that you can buy tickets directly from the theatre, unless you read one of the few shows that are sold out and then they suggest that there are other sources for special tickets. What you were told is simply NOT true. It is true for New York -- perhaps someone was confused.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Hmmm. That was weird. Edited a post and both forms appeared.

Meanwhile it occurs to me that a couple of shows in London now are following the NYC policy and only using Ticketmaster. Perhaps Wicked is one of those shows? A sad day in London theatre policy if that is true.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 05:06 AM
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I agree with NeoPatrick. A few years ago, we booked Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tickets over the phone with the theater, and the box office person told me that the male lead, who was also considered the top musical theater actor in the country, would not be performing that night. We booked a different night instead. I would never have known this if he hadn't told me.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 05:31 AM
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And after some more research, I see that the Apollo Victoria is indeed one of those few theatres which has now chosen to abandon the service of individual box office sales. So my apologies, crazy4Hawaii, it looks like Ticketmaster was your only or best option.

As I said before, this is a sad day -- another advantage of London theatre booking is slowly disappearing.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 09:08 AM
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We got "day return" tickets for Wicked in October. We just went to the box office and asked, and they evidently had several because there was a line of people getting them.

BTW, if you go, check the ladies' room to see if you can find my good belt I inadvertently left there! (No belt loops on slacks is NOT a good idea.)
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Jan 29th, 2007, 12:30 PM
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I purchased tickets to Wicked for December directly from the theatre. (then gave them to a friend as I couldn't go. very very sad!!)
I don't know if the policy has changed since then, but I will always try and book with the theatre. I spent some time on the phone figuring out the best seats for us. Online, I couldn't see different options. Only what ticketmaster showed me.
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