Her Majesty's Theatre review
Her Majesty's Theatre looks pretty big from the outside but once you step through the door it all shrinks down to the size of a shoe box. The main foyer is about the size of my front room with a few ticket windows on the right, and a little bar on the left selling cinema-style soft drinks and sweets for ten times the shop price. It's really crammed with people once the doors open, all milling around for the show to start.
It's a traditional theatrical atmosphere with rich fittings and wood panelled walls, which gets a boost by the way they've trained the staff. All the blokes speak in very plummy voices with deliberately theatrical tones. They are like actors, playing a role. It's quite funny the first time you hear it, but it made me like the place a little bit better.
As for the theatre itself, it's nice and cosy with the stage up close. There were a few columns in the Royal Circle which might get on your nerves if you're sat behind them, but I was lucky. The seats are a nice height above the next row to give you a good view over a big persons head.
And as for the location... it's got a plum spot down Haymarket. Trafalgar Square is a short walk away, and Piccadilly Circus is two minutes down the street. You could even walk across the river to Waterloo if you don't mind a twenty minute stroll.
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