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to think it's utterly ridiculous to think I could take my noisy 2 year old to an afternoon performance at Edinburgh's Playhouse theatre but not my angelic 4 month old baby?

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tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:03:55

That's it really.

Lovely sister wanted to buy ticket for the 2 of us to go and see Mary Poppins at Edinburgh's Playhouse for my birthday. Baby'll be 4 months old by then and we live at least an hour from Edinburgh so she'd be tricky to leave (I breastfeed and don't do bottles). I assumed I could just take her with me but they won't allow under 2s in. Why oh why oh why???

littleducks Sun 03-Aug-08 21:07:07

I have a 4 month old and a 2.3yr old atm, the four month old is MUCH easier to keep quiet and occupied!


Roboshua Sun 03-Aug-08 21:12:47

YANBU. When DD2 was born I used to still go to the cinema with DD1 (then aged 4). DD2 was fine. He either slept or I bf'd him. However after about 6 months until he was about 2 and half I would book him nursery if I wanted to take DS1 to the cinema

tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:20:26

Thank you for agreeing.

I'm really annoyed about this...and a little upset because it probably means I won't get to go...

ExterminAitch Sun 03-Aug-08 21:21:26

it's because fire regs say that every person attending has to have a seat, i think. but you couldn't put her in a seat, so...

paolosgirl Sun 03-Aug-08 21:24:10

I've taken DS2 to the cinema when he was about the same age - fire regs didn't apply there. Also - what about people in wheelchairs? They don't have Playhouse seats.

ExterminAitch Sun 03-Aug-08 21:27:35

i'm just telling you the reason as i understand it, don't expect you to agree with it.

tassissss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:29:56

You're right, sorry Aitch, didn't mean to snap at you.

paolosgirl Sun 03-Aug-08 21:30:20

No, I wasn't disagreeing with you, sorry. I'm just hmm at the Playhouse

MrsMuddle Sun 03-Aug-08 21:30:21

I think it must be a new rule because we went to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang there a couple of years ago, and we could barely hear the actors because of a baby crying in the auditorium. The adult had two smallish children and a baby, and obviously didn't want to take the baby out and leave the children. I think the staff eventually asked her to leave.

It was a children's show, and there was lots of whispering and rustling, and people going in and out to the loo, which I expected because of the type of show it was. The baby crying, however, was, I thought, unacceptable, especially when the tickets were so dear.

ExterminAitch Sun 03-Aug-08 21:33:36

are tassiss and paolosgirl the same poster, then?

all i know is that's what they told me when i booked the theatre royal in glasgow.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 03-Aug-08 21:34:38

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tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:35:34

Aitch, no we're not, but I'm now really freaked out as I didn't post the 21.29 post.

I've reported it to MNHQ. How can that happen??

FluffyMummy123 Sun 03-Aug-08 21:36:13

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tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:36:23

cod, i can assure you that you'd find my toddler more annoying than my baby if you were hoping to enjoy a performance

FluffyMummy123 Sun 03-Aug-08 21:36:59

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tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:37:06

thanks cod

why would she do that?

Backgammon Sun 03-Aug-08 21:38:21

Will the toddler enjoy it? Is it you who wants to see it or your child? Just thought maybe you could go next year and get a babysitter if it was something you wanted to do, then you won't be distracted by your noisy toddler.

tassisssss Sun 03-Aug-08 21:39:15

BAckgammon, the toddler will stay at home with her daddy. I'd like to take my 4 month old.

Backgammon Sun 03-Aug-08 21:41:20

Oh, got you. What a shame, looks like you'll have to go next year maybe?

StormInanEcup Sun 03-Aug-08 21:51:11

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mawbroon Sun 03-Aug-08 21:51:32

You could always find a friendly Edinburgh mumsnetter to look after your baby for the hour and a half (or whatever) that you would be in the show. Quick feed before and after?

LOL at me suggesting this. I would never have done this with my ds, but everyone is different!

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