Thinking of queuing up for ‘Jerusalem’ tickets on Saturday for your last ever chance to catch the performance of the decade, aka Mark Rylance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron? Um… think again. Time Out turned up at 4am this morning to try and bag one of the 20 day seats for the Friday performance, only to find it was already waaaay too late, with some hardy souls having been there since the end of Thursday night’s show. We went down again to inspect the scene at the Apollo Shaftesbury this lunchtime, which is starting to look a little like ‘Occupy’, and found these bright young things had already bagsied all tomorrow’s ticket slots. ‘A few of us have seen it before, but now it’s the final show we had to see it again – I’m hoping there’s a speech or something,’ said one of the determined crew. Day tickets don’t go on sale until 10am tomorrow morning – meaning the chap at the front of the line, who got there at 10pm last night, will have had a THIRTY SIX HOUR wait for his Rylance fix. But it’s not all sore feet and chilblains. Said one: ‘We shared a bottle of Champagne last night and we’re having a BBQ later’. You’re too late to join the day seat race, but there’s hope online if you’re loaded: at the time of posting, bids were up to £410 a pair on eBay.
For info, see Jerusalem listing.