The audience figures are out and they are uninspiring.
Last year, for the first time since 2009, box-office dipped below 90 percent, achieving just 88%.
This year it rose marginally to 89 percent, still below the benchmark of a successful season.
In 2011, it reached 94%.
On the positive side, the BBC reports that more than 37,500 people were first-timers, 14,500 of them attending a Sunday Matinee or Late Night concert. Over 8,600 under-18s bought tickets across the season.
photo: Chris Christodoulou/Lebrecht Music&Arts