The West End is traditionally seen as a genteel place where crowds flock to sit amid Victorian opulence, watching the world's great actors and musical stars in quiet reverie.

But after a few too many cellphone arguments, wild bachelorette parties and patrons getting drunk on smuggled-in gin, some theatre owners have decided it's time to use a high-tech tool for crowd control: body cameras.

Last month, The Stage, a British theatre newspaper, revealed that several London venues had bought the devices to combat an increase in aggressive, alcohol-fueled theatregoers.

"When you mix in alcohol with the theatre environment, that can

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