What price can be put on art? It’s 1809 and the respected Covent Garden Theatre has begun charging punters increased prices to see their shows. The crowd, lead by rabble-rousing idealist Henry Clifford, are about to get nasty. The twist is, you’re one of them. This is a fun show and a good place to let off steam, with the actors doing a great job of getting energy out of an essentially shy audience. This true story, of a theatre manager’s decision to raise ticket prices to make up for his own disastrous financial decisions, has considerable modern relevance, and the show’s themes are easy to digest.
Pleasance Dome, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 4.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Roz Tuplin]