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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Romeo and Juliet...

Last Friday night Stuart and I went to see Kenneth Branagh's production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre in London's glitzy West End.

Allegedly starring Richard Madden and Lily James both stars were no-shows. So that was £190 for two premium tickets for a decided non-premium experience.

Yes, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio was fun as was Meera Syal as The Nurse but it was the two A-list stars Mr Madden and Ms James we had paid to see not them.

And we checked - there was no prior warning by email about the understudies, if the foyer had a notice up about the change we didn't see it, nor did the Box Office staff mention it when I collect my tickets and inquired about the show and I challenge you to find mention of it on their web site http://www.branaghtheatre.com/romeo-and-juliet/

Disappointing, to say the least.

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