I count myself a very lucky person this week(today especially). An acquaintance of mine had a ticket to go see/hear the reading of Look Back in Anger at the Duke of York's Theatre. Her aunt passed away and she was unable to go. Sad for her, happy for me as she asked if anyone wanted to go. Seems no one knew anything about or who was in it so I piped up and said, "Oh, I'll go if you're giving it away". I tried not to act too excited. I only found out about it about a week ago and by the time I had, tickets were gone. Well, I found out that it was going to start at 2pm and I thought, well I'm going to be in London already so why not see if I can go to One Man, Two Guvnors as well? So I managed to get a ticket for that. Woke up late of course cause I couldn't sleep last night, hurried out the door without my proper camera so all I had to work with was my mobile. It's a smart phone though so not too bad but still.....would have liked to get some nice shots. Now! On to the good stuffs..
Just a side note here, why is it that people always bring their stinky food on the train to gag everyone?? I still have a horrible odour in my nostrils from it. Put me off eating for most of the day. Did manage some tasty fish n chips though. :) Alright....now the good stuffs...
I could not believe how many people were jam crammed at the front of the theatre all waiting to get a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch. I say him as it was mostly girls and I figured he was the biggest draw of the lot. He should have more people to protect him. I was really frightened for him actually. People got shovey too(I think it was likened to a scrum by most) I only managed a shot or two from my mobile/camera and they were mostly blurry(big surprise there right?). I met his most loyal fans, the Cumberbitches, well some of them anyway.(I'm to understand now that Benedict has dubbed them the Cumberbabes instead as bitches sounds too derogatory) They were lovely and very protective of him I must say. (I understand how they feel, if someone got shovey with Andrew I think I might give them a pop on the nose). From what they said there were a lot (and they said A LOT) of autograph dealers(wankers) that were preventing his fans from getting autographs(me included, there were just SO many people all around him. It's really hard to describe, but look at the pics and you'll see what I mean). I personally don't think they were set up for or expected so many people there. There is no way all of those people went in to the theatre for the reading, no way. So here are some pics for those that are interested.
First Before the show: