Alrighty, another trip to the Donmar – as we’ve already discussed, this place is my jam – but this time not through Barclays Front Row tickets. I tried twice to buy tickets through the scheme (they’re released every Monday at 10am for performances a fortnight ahead) but failed miserably both times, so instead I tried my hand at day seats. The Donmar have 20 standing tickets at the back of the circle sold on the day for £7.50 for every performance, except press night.
The National have done a very clever thing with Husbands and Sons. Combining three of D. H. Lawrence’s plays about mining families in the East Midlands, it really allows the audience to get more out of each play, automatically drawing parallels between the three families, giving you greater insight into each.