Sales sluggish for Galloway show

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/4654792.stm

"Respect MP George Galloway is struggling to sell tickets for his one-man show that starts next month.

He has sold only 34 tickets for the show at the Deco Theatre in Northampton and only about 100 in Reading.

More than 800 tickets are thought to remain unsold for The Mother of All One Man Shows, at the 925-seat Deco. "

Oh dear, so sad. Poor him...
 
#2
It would be something of a wheeze were ARRSE to buy all the tickets for one show and pack it with the more rabid of our members. Oh the glee as Gorgeous leaps on to the stage, his ego swollen beyond even its usual gargantuan proportions to be confronted with this load of beasties......
 
#3
now, if that were to be possible, I'd defo buy a ticket.
 
#4
Lets hang, draw and quarter him outside the tower of London, traditional entertainment and a traditional way of dealing with traitors. The ticket sales would be awsome!. now, where could we put the head on a pole.....
 
#5
arbogrunt said:
now, where could we put the head on a pole.....
Bethnal Green? Just a thought...
 
#6
batus_survivor said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/4654792.stm

"Respect MP George Galloway is struggling to sell tickets for his one-man show that starts next month.

He has sold only 34 tickets for the show at the Deco Theatre in Northampton and only about 100 in Reading.

More than 800 tickets are thought to remain unsold for The Mother of All One Man Shows, at the 925-seat Deco. "

Oh dear, so sad. Poor him...


I guarantee here and now that there will be a much bigger turnout. You've been selective in your quotes. I will now be selective in response. If you'd bothered to read/include quotes from the whole article, it also contains the following:

"Paul Scarbrow, general manager of the Deco, told BBC News said: "I would be surprised if the show was a sell-out but I do think we will see a good turn out on the night."

"If this was a rock group or a comedian I would be worried but he is who he is and he has been locked inside the Big Brother house for days so we have not been able to publicise the event."

and there's more....

"Spokesperson Bobby Lonergan said "We would be happy if we sold about 250 tickets.

"This would be realistic with this kind of genre of show." "



Time may be against George, at 51 - but he's attracting more success than his arch-nemesis Tony Blair did (as a rock promoter) some years ago. Don't be too quick to knock him - he'll have a lot more aces up his sleeve - and he'll surprise us all again probably very soon. I fervently hope that one day he relieves Times proprietor Rupert Murdoch of a sizeable sum. This would be a joy to behold. Perhaps the amount that Murdoch has avoided paying in Corporation Tax (with rock promoter Tony's assistance), whilst enjoying the benefits of being located in the UK, would be a good start - 10 long years' worth and counting.
 
#8
batus_survivor said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/4654792.stm

"Respect MP George Galloway is struggling to sell tickets for his one-man show that starts next month.

He has sold only 34 tickets for the show at the Deco Theatre in Northampton and only about 100 in Reading.

I'm interested in to know who the sad individuals are who purchased the tickets. But then the six figure sum he has been awarded against a broadsheet coupled with his parasitical inflationbusting annual salary as a member of parasites (sorry Parliament) should soften the blow. Now he can devote even more time to his charity work in Iraq espically as blood has been spilt to make it a safer place now that his alleged bosom buddies are dead. Sorry to sound bitter but I cannot stand this jumped up little tosspiece. :evil:
 

SCoy

War Hero
#9
Am I being too cynical that the most of those tickets were bought by Respect members? He shouldnt be worried, the Cat Lovers society will all be attending :lol:
 
#10
OldRedCap said:
Carcass said:
arbogrunt said:
now, where could we put the head on a pole.....
Bethnal Green? Just a thought...
Up his Arrse?
Might be stating the obvious, but I thought he already had his head up there.
 
#12
Frenchperson wrote

I guarantee here and now that there will be a much bigger turnout.
How are Galloway's shows doing? Full house? Lots of interest, a few seats available at the door? Surely not ......cancelled? Care to update us frenchperson?
 
#14
Sorry to be picky Mr. Froggy but that link has feck all to do with Galloway's own shows.
I quote "Firebrand MP Mr Galloway appeared in Cambridge to take part in a debate at the Union Society alongside former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and veteran parliamentarian Tony Benn.", no mention of Northampton or Reading.

Care to google up a relevant link to the question asked?
 
#15
Frenchperson, do you honestly believe this:
Speaking to the News, the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow said Big Brother had raised his profile.

He said: "I can hardly walk in the street without people queuing up for photographs and autographs. I wouldn't go in again but I don't regret going in. I raised a lot of money for Palestinian refugees and I got paid a lot of money which I used to employ two new staff in my constituency."
Funnily enough, there were very many of his constituents who were interviewed (around the time BB was on) for a tv news program who said quite the opposite of their MP, and those constituents or his muslim friends who attended the 'cartoons' protests also express more or less the same views and apparently booed the man as well..... :p But I agree that he is more likely to be mobbed now than before... with crow bars and chair legs.
In regards to the turnout of his shows:
A spokesman for Respect claimed Galloway pulled out of the Cornwall show to deal with constituency matters, but it was reported that only 100 of the 400 tickets had been sold.

A spokeswoman for Rainyday Promotions, Penzance, said Galloway had cancelled due to "media pressure" but admitted ticket sales had been a factor. She said: "He feels like he has come out of Big Brother and it is all a bit pressured. But as far as the people down here were concerned, it was somewhat of a relief because of the ticket sales."

Billed as the "Mother of All One Man Shows", Galloway's national tour - which included dates in London and Halifax - was meant to be the beginning of a series of lucrative spin-offs from Big Brother.

But instead of the expected sell-outs, sales have been very slow with many venues barely selling enough to fill the stalls.

The Reading venue, which has a capacity of 700, admitted only 150 tickets had been sold. In Cambridge, where the capacity is 400, again only around 150 tickets had been sold.

At Lewis, Sussex, just 30 tickets out of 150 had been sold, according to the box office.

In Southampton and Northampton, both admitted to selling fewer than 100 tickets. A spokesman for the Wyvern Theatre, Halifax, admitted fewer than 200 tickets had been sold, leaving 1,200 empty seats.

Media commentator Professor Roy Greenslade, who has been a staunch ally of Galloway in the past, said: "It is hard to see how he is ever going to recover. I am afraid he had no idea of just how badly his appearance on Big Brother played with the public. He also showed huge naivety in believing that Channel 4 would let him say anything political."
What a shame eh :wink:
 

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