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Letters to the Arts Editor

Tickets’ steep cost is
a barrier to audiences

Re: “Plummer voices frustration with theater ticket prices” (g, Jan. 10, Don Aucoin): Loved this man (Christopher Plummer) for more years now than I care to remember. Haven’t seen him on the stage for 40-odd years because he is in the US, and I am in London, where he last appeared in the 1970s. But how right he is about theater tickets. Wherever you are in the world they are an horrendous price, for every age group. No wonder the younger members of the theater-going public think the theater is elitist!! One day the impresarios and producers (Mackintosh, Lloyd Webber, take note) will wake up and realise they have priced themselves out of the market. The theater world is being taken over by third-rate musicals. Where are the young playwrights and the producers brave enough to put on their plays?

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