Theatre will be dead within 50 years unless outrageous ticket prices are curbed, an award-winning director has said.
Robert Icke, who is currently directing Andrew Scott as Hamlet in the play’s transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, said younger audiences simply could not afford the amount now charged for seats.
Scott, who agreed to Hamlet’s West End transfer only on the condition that it would offer cheap seats for the under 30s, called modern price schemes “disgusting”.
If there’s less money coming in from the punters then someone, somewhere, on the producer side has to be getting less. We can and should assume that Mr. Icke is volunteering, yes?