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How to get tickets to see Kevin Spacey in ‘Clarence Darrow’

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 5, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
kevin spacey in ‘Clarence Darrow’

So you’ve read about how brilliant Old Vic boss Kevin Spacey is in one-man play ‘Clarence Darrow’, which opened last night (or if you haven’t, read our review here).

You’ve probably read the various news stories about him staying in character as famous civil rights lawyer Darrow when he told off a lady whose phone went off on press night (‘if you don’t answer that, I will!’).

And now you’re thinking: oh bloody heck, it’s sold out; why can’t that be me getting told off? I watched ‘House of Cards’ – he totally owes me.

Well never fear – you’ve got two chances of getting a seat still.

The first and most reliable is a day-seat: there are 20 of these for each performance, costing just £10, available in person from the Old Vic box office at 10am every day. The slight catch is that they’re not great seats (a steal at the price, though) and that you’re going to want to start queuing early: anecdotally, the queue is full by around 7.30am most mornings.

Alternatively, the old-fashioned return is definitely an option, and liable to yield better seats than the day tickets, but clearly there’s no telling how many returns there will be a night. Get down as soon as you can after work and start queuing.

Don’t despair if you don’t get in: though you will clearly be less cool than those of us who did, Spacey has recently confirmed that he’ll do at least one more show at the Vic before he steps down next year, and that in any case he has no plans to move away from London. So yay!

Read the full  ‘Clarence Darrow’ review now. 

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