Yes, it’s another project!
Whenever I go to book a ticket online I totally ignore the “restricted view” warnings. I would rather take my chances on the day – sometimes you can see perfectly and sometimes you’re practically hanging off the balcony to get a half-decent view (I speak from experience). Other people are a little more wary when it comes to these seats and this is where my idea came from.
I have booked to see seven West End shows over a two week period, and every single seat has a “restricted view” warning (except Wicked but intriguingly the seat next to it does). I will use my ninja camera skills to take a picture of the view from each seat and will upload these along with my usual theatre blog. I hope you will enjoy this project as much as I am sure I will enjoy researching it! (As the project progresses and the blogs are published the list will be linked to the corresponding posts.)
The seven shows are:
The Commitments – Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Les Miserables – Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Blithe Spirit – Gielgud Theatre* Shaftesbury Avenue.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, Strand.
Wicked – Apollo Victoria, Wilton Road.
Billy Elliot – Victoria Palace* Victoria Street.
Jersey Boys – Piccadilly Theatre* Denman Street.
(* venues I have not visited before.)