“To add insult to injury I had the tallest man with the biggest head sat in front of me, which is unavoidable. However we were rather confused and disappointed to find we hadn’t actually got what we thought we’d booked.
“This should not take away from the show, which was fantastic.
“Their attitude is quite complacent, and yes they may look at it next time, but there’s no assurances that they won’t pull this stunt again.
Oliver, with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey, received critical acclaim. Rob Macpherson, marketing and development director at the Hippodrome, in a response to Mr Harris, said: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused and acknowledge that this is something we will take care to look at in more detail when it arises in the future.
“I think we may need to look again at our procedures and contact those who have booked in advance in row B to move them forward if this occurs again.
“Many thanks for drawing it to our attention and, again, I am sorry for the inconvenience caused.”
Mr Harris and his partner have not renewed their Friends of the Hippodrome membership.