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To think people are mad for paying £15 to £22 to see In the Night Garden Live

(31 Posts)
feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 11:40:12

I am near one and can see people comming out with allsorts of merchandise on top too.

I just think it's madness to pay that much to see a show they won't remember they've been to see.

It doesn't help when adults are having coffee 'singing' the bloody theme tune either.

BinarySolo Wed 07-Aug-13 12:37:48

I thought it was expensive, but my main objection was that kids and adults were priced the same and the only concession was for under 6 months! Fair enough it's a show aimed at kids, but I really think 6 months and under should be free. A newborn is likely to sleep through most of if and they're not likely to have their own seat.

filee777 Wed 07-Aug-13 12:28:56

Damn it, missed seeing it this year.

feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 12:28:05

now hang on i never said do nothing with them....i think i mentioned a book and some crayonsgrin

why would the room be grey thats bit extreme...wink

MummytoMog Wed 07-Aug-13 12:23:54

DD has been to see it four times. She definitely remembers seeing it. DS didn't get so much out of it (he's two) so we didn't take him the second time this summer. We got to see it for free one of the times we went this year, but we'd have paid £20 a ticket to go (and did the second time) because DD loved it so much.

Lamazeroo Wed 07-Aug-13 12:23:04

By your logic we should just leave our children in featureless plain rooms for the first few years of their lives. What's the point of books, toys, baby groups, cuddles, massages, interactions as they won't remember any of it!

soverylucky Wed 07-Aug-13 12:19:15

Took mine when they were a bit younger and the loved it. The look on their faces was a memory to treasure.

feekerry Wed 07-Aug-13 12:16:16

my dm took my dd few weeks ago. she loved it. my mum had an amazing time out with her.
yabu. costs the same price to visit the local wildlife pat near us

Before anyone says that this is a new thing, i am in my middle 40's and shows for children were a regular occurrence, i can still remember the Sooty Show that i saw when i was around 5.

candycoatedwaterdrops Wed 07-Aug-13 12:08:31

Odd thread. People spend their money on all sorts.

Perhaps because not only does the child enjoy it, like other activities that they won't remember, which is why we don't keep them in grey rooms until they are three.

But because it gets them used to behaving appropriately in different settings and can give them a love of the theater and live performances.

I have three DD's who are older teens and my youngest has always just wanted show tickets for Birthdays/Christmas for a few years, which have extended to weekends in other cities.

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 07-Aug-13 12:06:02

Actually, when you write a review they do promise to publish every one - good or bad. Whether that happens I wouldn't know.

Sirzy Wed 07-Aug-13 12:05:33

well I have never spoken to anyone who has taken their child who hasn't enjoyed it (the child not the parents!)

I think it is also ideal for a first 'theatre' experience for children because the whole setting is so well planned out and child friendly.

OnceUponAThyme Wed 07-Aug-13 12:05:06

we took our dd two years ago for her birthday day. she loved it and it was a good wee show for the kids. we didn't buy any merchandise but I would say the look on dds face and her excitement was worth it smile

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 07-Aug-13 12:04:41

I just had a quick look at the prices, they do seem to range from £15 to £29.50 depending on which time & day you want. We needed to go on a weekend so they were the only prices I checked.

I see, the truth is coming out now, you are IgglePiggle-ist OP grin.

feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 12:02:06

That's their website course they'd gonna be good...hardly objective.

I'm starting to feel like a selfish cow now for not taking my LO.

feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 12:01:01

Yes I've just seen some for £15 at cannon hill online.

Oh the Disney haters are out....

Well you can get a caravan for 4 days at Easter break for £139 as a comparative. I guess it is all relative to budget.

I just don't like that Dam igglenpigglen he wears no clothes and doesn't go to bed.

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 07-Aug-13 11:56:41

Parent reviews of the show. People seem to like it!

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 07-Aug-13 11:53:05

£15? Where are you getting a ticket for £15? In Cannon Hill Park this last weekend it was £27.50 for premium seating & £22 for standard.

We took DD for her birthday treat & she loved every minute of it. IMHO she got far more enjoyment out of it than she would have had from a lavish birthday party or a day out elsewhere.

My money, my choice. Some people choose to spend their money on alcohol, I don't drink. Doesn't mean I pass judgement on them for spending their money in a different way.

Sirzy Wed 07-Aug-13 11:53:04

I took DS last year and paid £12 for the ticket. we are going again in a few weeks because DS loved it so much, taking my 2 nephews with me and for 6 of us it is costing about £90

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 07-Aug-13 11:52:58

Yabu. We can't afford a holiday this year but are going to the show. The amount of a ticket isn't much more than a Friday takeaway and bottle of wine/ night out etcbut is a really special day for all the family.

SaucyJack Wed 07-Aug-13 11:52:22

Nanny Myrt....... is that you back from the dead, duck?

chesterberry Wed 07-Aug-13 11:52:18

I guess it's cheaper than forking out the hundreds of pounds to take a two year old to Disney Land.

feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 11:51:02

£15 is a bargain these days.....

feelingood Wed 07-Aug-13 11:49:59

Ha ha cote that Upsy Daisy is a bit of tart with her skirt, just like, as some would say Rhianna.

BrokenSunglasses Wed 07-Aug-13 11:49:15

YABU.

£15 is a bargain for the amount of excitement and experience it can give a small child.

The plastic light up things on top are over priced, but they aren't compulsory!

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