Ok, can I just say
the stage seating is the place to be. Jesus fuck, that was fucking amazing. I literally had Richard two feet away from me as he lay dying and Norfolk died practically on top of my shoes.
Omfg, I am still shaking. That was so fucking good.
what is stage seating
So, the production of Richard III at Trafalgar Studios is set up in such a way that there is both regular seating in the stalls and stage seating which is literally on the stage. It’s really quite incredible, because you’re literally in the middle of the action - it feels like you’re a part of the play. I had previously assumed that row A - the front row of the stalls, also right on stage level - would be the best place to sit, but this was so much better, because you’re surrounded by the play at all times. Really amazing.
Which seat were you sat in? I’m in front row stage seats on Saturday - so excited!
I was in AA, just like you’ll be. Omfg, you’re gonna have such a great time. Martin literally walks mere inches from you and there are so many eye contact opportunities and you get to see the play from a really unique perspective. It’s incredibly immersive and it makes it even more real, as cliché as that sounds. I saw it during the previews and I sat in row C and as amazing as that was, this was 7000% better. I’m not kidding.