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Susan Elkin: Thoughtless theatres leave kids with booster cushion blues

If venues take money from the theatregoing public for children’s shows, then they have a moral duty – it should be a legal one – to accommodate their customers. Far too many neglect it.

I recently saw What the Ladybird Heard, which played under Thriller Live at the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue. The target audience was under-fives… It wasn’t Gotterdammerung.

The venue was presumably expecting hordes of young children. So why were there no booster cushions so that small people could see over the seats in front?

Read the rest of this article in The Stage https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2017/susan-elkin-thoughtless-theatres-leave-kids-booster-cushion-blues/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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