A rant about theatre shops!

Why so few books?

It seems that most theatre bookshops are run by private concerns (I know of one that relies on Airport Giftshop suppliers for its stock). As a result they are full of souvenirs and trinkets, and, in the case of ballet-related goods for children, the items are inevitable pink or glittery. Isn’t it lovely when theatre shops stock books that have some relation to what is on their stage! Better still when they are open and accessible for browsing before the show and during intervals.

Instead of fostering the long term benefit of educated audiences, short term profit is too often the order of the day.

If you agree with me, and your local theatre shop falls short, please pester the manager. No point simply accepting  philistine attitudes!