Hiya...anyone taking their kids to see a show at the Palladium? Am I better off getting cheaper seats in the stalls or the ones in the Upper Circle that are about the same price (well bit cheaper but will we be miles away??) Thank you!
I took my kids (7,8,11,12) just before it officially opened at the end of Feb. They loved it: it's really well done. I'd always say go for the circles rather than the stalls: the seats are more heavily raked, so the kids can see better. They also provide booster seats for the kids: there are loads, so don't worry about getting one. Also there's a couple of bits that happen above the audience (like in Phantom) so if you were in the stalls you wouldn't see it as well as in the circles.
Also, there are two programmes. A small one for £3.50 and a bigger, glossy one for £6.00. Dont waste your money on the big one as its just a phot book of the show - doesnt say anything about the actors or give a list of the scenes etc.
Saw it last night and dd was entranced. Even sceptical ds(13) enjoyed it. Staging was great, performances seamless even with Sophie and understudy for Glinda, visibility good from Upper Circle, missed the action on really high sets on back area of the stage like the Flying Monkeys entrance but good view otherwise. Only real gripe was the number of latecomers admitted who then proceeded to faff around with who was sitting where and eating/drinking, some to-ing and fro-ing during the performance and adults chatting away.