Unprecedented Top Price of $771 for Mel Brooks' West End Solo Show

News   Unprecedented Top Price of $771 for Mel Brooks' West End Solo Show
Comedian Mel Brooks is to present his first-ever solo U.K. show, Mel Brooks Live in London, at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre for one-night only March 22. The production has set a top price of £502.25 ($771.61 in U.S. Dollars) for premium seats that include a meeting with the star.

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

In a press statement, Brooks commented, "I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage. It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!"

Standard ticket prices are £74.75 to £101.75 ($114.85-$156.33), with premium tickets at £181.25-£262.25 ($278.47-$402.92) and a "VIP ticket package" with includes a post-show Meet and Greet with Brooks including a photo opportunity for £502.25 ($771.61). These prices are unprecedented for a theatrical event in London.

On March 3 Brooks jokingly tweeted, "Attention Brits! I’m told that tickets for my Live in London show just went on sale. (If I had the money I'd buy two for myself.)"

Presented by Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures Production, the producers are Kevin Salter and Alex Dunnett, and executive producers are Mel Brooks and Hani Farsi.

Brooks has won all four major American entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," and he co-created the TV series "Get Smart" with Buck Henry. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning "2000 Year Old Man" comedy albums and books. He won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short "The Critic" and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film "The Producers" in 1968. Subsequent films included "The Twelve Chairs," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Silent Movie," "High Anxiety," "History of the World Part I," "To Be or Not to Be," "Spaceballs," "Life Stinks," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and "Dracula: Dead and Loving It." He won Emmy Awards for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit sitcom "Mad About You." He received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for the stage version of The Producers on Broadway, which has just been revived for a new U.K. tour. It was followed by a stage musical version of Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009.

In a press statement, executive co-producer Hani Farsi commented, "I have been a Mel Brooks fan all of my life and his incredible career is something that I have personally celebrated for many years. Being able to co-produce his London show gives me the opportunity to celebrate with him and the people of London. It will be an amazing night and one not to be missed."

To book tickets contact the box office on 0844 482 5115 or visit www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk.

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