Director Attacks West End Ticket Prices

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 24 months ago
Director Attacks West End Ticket Prices
Jamie Lloyd
Director Jamie Lloyd. Photo by Oliver Rosser.

Celebrity casting is causing a massive problem for West End ticket prices, director Jamie Lloyd says in a stinging attack on Theatreland.

Speaking to The Stage, the former associate director at the Donmar Warehouse even said he felt some of his own tickets were too expensive, adding there was "no justification" for tickets costing over £100.

"There are a lot of companies and producers out there who will… effectively exploit the profile of actors in a show by charging tickets that are soaring way past the £100 mark, which I think is outrageous," he said.

Lloyd added celebrities should only be cast in productions that challenge them (his production of Doctor Faustus features Kit Harington), rather than following the "blueprint" that exists for big name actors.

Last Updated 04 May 2016


I wonder what his motive is for this, now? His critically-slammed Doctor Faustus is £85 a seat plus transaction fees and I'm sure that's the cost of his star-struck policy to cast people like Kit Harington to bring in the Throne drones. Who allegedly are bored after ten minutes and tend to get their phones out.