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Decadence – Sold Out!

This amazing thing happened to me last night. I went to go and see a performance of Stephen Berkoff’s Decadence, with Scott Sparrow and Emily Child and directed by Chris Weare, at The Intimate Theatre and when I got there the door person asked if I had booked. When I said no he told me, “So sorry, but we are totally sold out!” I had been invited to opening night last week but I was sick, and decided to go off last night to catch up.

So here’s the deal. Word has got around really quickly that this is a fabulous production of a really excellent play. And guess what? People want to see it. Yay. Yes there is a recession. Yes people are going out less and spending less on entertainment and yes theatre in general is suffering. But. If there is something really good out there that sparks the imagination, people will go. And I have learned my lesson. I will book in future.

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5 Comments

  1. Carla

    Ah! I was the reason – I booked the last of the tickets! Sorry about that….

    As bloody briliant as it is, the real show last night was watching the growing panic in the Springfield Convent (!) teachers who had misguidedly brought their students on a ‘cultural outing.’ Now THAT was priceless.

  2. megan

    I was wondering what the bevvy of white socked school girls were doing there! Tee hee hee!

  3. Carla

    You know that twitchy atmosphere where you can just TELL they’re thinking of the easiest escape route, then that agonised realisation that they’ve got to sit it out?

    This one’s going to spark a few PTA meetings, methinks…

  4. JenniB

    i’ve booked for Saturday – Scott is a brilliant actor – whatever – it has to be good. Saw him in Zoo Story – wow!

  5. This is the best news I heard this week – amazing!! Strangely, recession is good for the arts because people look for cheap ways to distract themselves – read on the Cotton Club dominance in the depression years, music and literature – recession diminished consumerism and forces people to spend wisely. Of course, this will be of no relevance if it weren’t for the fact that the play is directed by one for the best interpreters of Steven Berkoff’s work anywhere, and for the fact that the production showcases two of the most amazing, sexy talents we have. I am so chuffed!!

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