Alistair Smith
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Record success for showbusiness

New figures show another record year for the theatre business with a peak in the number of people going to see plays.

A sell-out production of Kevin Spacey's Richard III at the Old Vic, as well as long running shows like Les Miserables and Mamma Mia attracted record audiences to the West End.

But tickets to see these plays are often very expensive. Alistair Smith, Deputy Editor of The Stage explains why the prices are so high.

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