I am tickled pink! A friend has had his first book published. It’s not a novel, it is a ‘guide’. My attention was drawn to this delightful phenomenon when I heard a non-sexy BBC radio 4 discussion on ‘You and Yours’ on Friday 27th November 2009 about London Theatre land, (London U.K that is). It can be picked up again on the BBC ‘Play it Again’ feature, for another five days or so.

I was in my car. Actually, I had just parked and was about to hop out and get into a shop when I heard two people whinging about poor theatre seat positioning, structural problems with some views, changes to seat arrangements which were unexpected, and so on, when a most useful site to help overcome such difficulties, was mentioned http://www.theatremoneky.com “Wow!” I know that site, its developer and mainstay. I knew it in its infancy, many years ago, when it was no more than a page of words. The baby has since grown into a great, dynamic well performing international website.

Once home, I emailed my friend. Mine was one of a clutch of similar emails he had received. Since then, I have purchased two copies of his book, Theatremonkey, by Steve Rich, to gift as presents to people I know, who would be able to get lots of benefit from it. It’s available by mail order at The book Depository (www.bookdepository.com) or Amazon. If you are in the area, there’s also a theatre shop in Monmouth Street London W1. where the book can be found. I think the name of the shop will be on Steve’s site http://www.Theatremonkey.com



  1. Hi Lichtenburger,

    Yes, Steve Rich put years of effort into developing the site. I don’t know how he does it, but he continues to work at the same level of effort. http://www.theatremonkey.com is constantly updated, it has to be because of the way theatres operate with their productions. There’s a whole range of other things that are available from the book, Theatremonkey, the two, the book and the site, linked together make for a formidable team.

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