Dublin, Dublin Ireland (PressExposure) July 18, 2007 -- Due to the complexity of London's theatre scene, it can be a hard task to orientate in it, especially for children and parents who do not know what plays and musicals are recommendable for children of different age groups. Initiated in the beginning of the year, the virtual search guide theatre-tickets-deals.com aims at changing this state of disorientation. In a section for kids' theatre, the guide gives advice on what plays are ideal for which age groups.
As everyone knows, theatre and children can often be considered as two different worlds. In particular, occasional theatre visits can be a disappointment for both children and parents. Often, this is due to a lack of information on what plays children prefer. In metropolitan regions like London, a considerable number of offers makes the situation even worse. Although many plays invite children to enjoy them, the age group these plays focus on does not appear very often on the corresponding advertising posters.
Parents suffer because their children apparently do not value the peaks of their culture. And children feel bored when they have to go to a play they do not like. As a result, both sites produce prejudices, which makes open communication between them more difficult. Software developer Dan Slater identified self fulfilling prophecies as constituents of this situation: "Parents perceive their children as game-boy loving media freaks, whereas children believe their parents to be out of date. Both perceptions can stem from one single evening in the theatre. Too often, the accompanying negative experiences could have been avoided by a complete information package on the play."
According to Slater, the software developers of theatre-tickets-deals.com follow the idea of adding concise but comprising information to the point of purchase's access point of. Slater is confident that his team will be successful with this strategy, as he believes that ticket market and informational offer are locally separated. Mostly, in depth information is provided by theatres but not by ticket dealers. This bears the disadvantage of having to consult two sources in different locations. Therefore, the makers of theatre-tickets-deals.com combine the presentation of information with the option of purchasing a ticket on different ticket dealers' sites.