The Whingers are just giddy with excitement. Giddy, we say.
For the first time at the Chocolate Factory all seating for A Little Night Music will be numbered – audience members will be allocated the best available seat when they book.
Understandably the Menier is a little concerned that this radical approach to theatre seating might raise all manner of problems:
There are NO exchanges and NO refunds on any ticket purchases for this production. Please check all booking details carefully before making a purchase.
Is that clear? Are you sure you want to book? Really?
Anyway, as you can imagine the Whingers are cock-a-hoop. First the Old Vic responds to the Whingers campaign to oil its seats by simply ripping them out and now the Menier caves in over its ridiculous policy of unallocated seating (posts passim ad nausaum).
There is an air of jubilation in the Whingers’ twin headquarters – it feels like all their birthdays have come at once (which, when you consider just how many birthdays Phil has had, is actually quite frightening).
So anyway, congratulations to the Menier for its bold innovation and we look forward to being invited to the seat-numbering ceremony; hell, we would be happy to be made to write the numbers on the seats for them (as previously offered).
Anyway, all we need to do now is to sort out the Tricycle and we can return to our own planets.
A Little Night Music runs 22 November – 8 March. It will be helmed by Gone With The Wind director Trevor Nunn but we’re going anyway just to enjoy the allocated seating. Booking opens Friday 26 September.