A Sheffield man with a life-threatening illness has been denied tickets to watch his beloved football team, despite it possibly being one of the last opportunities to watch a match with his son. David Garforth, 52, from Todwick rang the Sheffield Wednesday ticket office to purchase seats in the disabled section with hopes of taking his father, an amputee under palliative care for cancer, to what could be his last game.David’s father Richard, 79, from Eckington, is wheelchair bound having had his leg amputated around six years ago, and has currently just finished a round of radiotherapy for brain cancer.So, David decided to surprise his father, who is a life long Sheffield Wednesday fan, with tickets but was left disheartened when he was turned away.David said: “I thought it would be a nice thing to tick off his bucket list, he’s got an MRI scan at the end of October to see how long he’s got left.“He’s not a well man. I wanted a father and son … [Read more...] about Cancer-stricken football fan denied tickets to Sheffield Wednesday match
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Cydney Henderson USA TODAY Published 11:27 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Ticketmaster is calling reports of collusion with ticket-scalpers "categorically untrue." CBC News and the Toronto Star allege a company executive acknowledged to undercover reporters at a Las Vegas ticket convention that some resellers have hundreds of TradeDesk accounts, a program Ticketmaster developed that helps scalpers buy and immediately resell large quantities of tickets at a higher price. "We do not condone the statements made by the employee as the conduct described clearly violates our terms of service," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY Thursday. Ticketmaster confirmed TradeDesk is a "professional reseller product that allows resellers to validate and distribute tickets to multiple marketplaces." The program syncs a user's account to third-party resale websites, allowing scalpers to instantly transfer tickets purchased from Ticketmaster to the likes of … [Read more...] about Ticketmaster denies ticket-scalping report: ‘Categorically untrue’
Batley’s Carlinghow Theatre Company is staging its next production later this month - a lively and glamorous version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The show, made famous by the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, will be at Batley Town Hall from September 19-22.Melanie Stephen stars as the blonde bombshell Lorelei Lee, who alongside her friend Dorothy Shaw is about to embark on a cruise to Europe. Lorelei is engaged to wealthy businessman Gus Edmonds, who, despite his father’s disapproval, is destined to marry Lorelei on their arrival. Unfortunately Gus is prevented from sailing due to an important business conference his father insists he attends. Whilst Lorelei promises to behave on board the cruise, especially since Gus has promised to cover all her expenses, she gets caught up in the glamour and distraction of life aboard and the temptations of a rather foolish English gentleman, or rather, his wife’s rather alluring diamond tiara! Lorelei becomes … [Read more...] about Marilyn Monroe classic to bring a touch of glamour to town
HAMILTON has become one of the most successful Broadway musicals in history since opening in New York in 2015. As soon as tickets for the UK shows became available they were snapped up by eager fans, here's how you can still see the critically-acclaimed production... What is the story behind Hamilton: An American Musical? The musical is based on the life of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Predictably, it's not all singing and dancing: the plot is inspired by the real events documented in Ron Chernow's biography of the Founding Father. Specifically, it covers his journey as an immigrant from the West Indies to become George Washington’s right hand-man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. The statesman would go on to establish America's first bank, and played a pivotal role in establishing the US as a free and independent country. How successful has the musical been? Created by New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda, … [Read more...] about How to get tickets for Hamilton in London, who’s in the cast with Jamael Westman and what the musical is all about?
A claim has been made for the £121.3m EuroMillions jackpot which was won by a UK ticket-holder in Tuesday's draw, Camelot says. The lucky winner will be the third biggest lottery winner in UK history.The National Lottery operator said there will be no information on whether it is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "What a win. This ticket-holder has flown into third place on the National Lottery Rich List and can now afford to fly away anywhere they like."We will now look to support the winner as they take the first steps to enjoy this incredible win."With the numbers 20, 23, 28, 30 and 44, and the lucky stars 03 and 07, they will join a tiny handful of individuals to have taken home more than £100m in a Lotto draw.The winner's new-found fortune means they may now be able to consider investing in some of the UK's most sought … [Read more...] about UK ticket holder claims entire £121.3m Euromillions jackpot