Yet another fussing letter the other day from from Michael Grandage and Kate Mitchell at the Donmar Warehouse.
It is one of the benefits of friendship.
Regular readers may recall that the Donmar’s friendship programme comes in levels of friendship: Props, Lights, Costumes and Scenery and that the West End Whingers have hitherto always opted for the lowest level of friendship (much as they do in real life).
Anyway, the letter announces that although the price of the Props membership level will remain at a minimum donation of £30 a year, these friends will now only be able to purchase up to two tickets per production as opposed to the four.
But in a masterstroke of marketing aimed squarely at the West End Whingers a new membership level has been introduced which offers four tickets per production. It is called “Wigs”.
The cost of this new friendship would be £50.
We have to say that we’re almost tempted…