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"Too wise to woo peaceably"

Tonight I went to see Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Catherine Tate (the fuckin' doctor-donna!)




Tonight was the preview night as well so I'm one of the first in London to see it.,,,And I loved it! I had an awesome time. Catherine Tate was hilarious and David Tennant was funny and charming'dreamy on stage. They set this production in the '80's, which I liked, actually, they made it work well. Both Tennant and Tate were a joy on stage! The supporting cast equally as good. There was a lot more joking and slapstick than Kenneth Brahna would ever allow (his film version with Emma Thompson being my comparison). Which, by the way I liked! This is actually my first stage viewing of the peice otherwise I have the film and my reading of it to go on. It's long been my favorite Shakespeare romantic comedy. That takes a lot for me to say. My name comes from the Tempest (good, but not a favorite). My dad has done two awesome productions of As You Like it that I hold with fond memory. A Midsummer's Night's Dream is a bit too fantastical for my taste, though I spent years of my life identifying with Helena's unrequited love and, if I had never met Andy and he were taken out of the equation, I resemble that character far moreso than the character of my namesake. Still, though, Much Ado is rather dark and pisses me off at how easily Hero is slandered. (Oh yeah, speaking of influence, did I mention that the title character of the novel I was writing from highschool through college was named 'Hero'...almost forgot to mention that little fact). It pisses me off, how easily the males get away with what they do and how easily they get off the hook for being pricks. But still. I guess at the end of the day, I like the dark element (so much more depth than mid-summer) but I geuss I really like to witty people batteling out thier sexual frustration in tounge and cheek manor to fall in love. Blasting witty insults is what I love about british comedy, and I am a sappy romantic as well, So I love this play. So happy I got to see it it's debut night in London.

On a side note, I went out, had a pint at a pub by the theatre, then was off to have a glass of wine at another nearby pub behind the theare when I saw a croud outside the stage door. I knew they were waiting for David Tennant to arrive. I was already there but there was a pub fifteen feet away. I wasn't sure what to do Should I grab a glass of wine OR hang out and see The Doctor, by the off chance. I smoked a cigarette and decided to...smoke another cigarette and see. By that point it was too late to go to the pub so I waited until the house opened. Well. I did't get to see either David Tennant or Catherine Tate in the flesh but I got one celebrity sighting that slipped by comepletley unnoticed (unless I'm wrong). Jessica Stevenson (Hynes) fuckin' Daisy from Spaced (also in Doctor Who 'The Family of Blood/Human Nature") walked by! I'm pretty sure it was her. She walked by me very slowly, talking to someone. If I'm right and it was her than it's my second celebrity sighting in my 7 months here, that is if my first celebrity sighting was right when I swore I walked past Matt Berry back in the winter. I guess I can't confirm either of these short of my keen eye but I'm pretty good at recognizing faces, at least when it's someone I know well. So...I guess you could say, wanted a time lord and companion, but got a short lived companion...and fuckin DAISY form SPACED instead.

All in all a good night. Until I came home and found that someone had stolen my camenbert cheese from the fridge. That really spoiled my good mood from the show. I don't know what to do, I had been looking forwared to eating that with my corner shop piss wine ever since I got out of the show and it was gone. Do I leave a nasty note? Do I have to choke a bitch? What do I do? I'm sooooooo done with dorm life.

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pandapropaganda
May. 17th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: So. freaking. jealous
I'm just all about the gloating these days, aparently.
angelsong
May. 18th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
I don't envy your dorm days. :-(
pandapropaganda
May. 18th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I love London. I love Goldsmiths. I love everything. The onl thing that I HATE about living here is sharing a kitchen with 7 other people. I go out of my way to not cook when anyone is around. I try not to buy stuff that requires refrigeration because there's no fucking space but this is the first time that my stuff has gone walkabout and it pisses me off so much I don't know what to do. I've only lived with friends before Oni and Raye I don't know how to deal with this. Grrrr! I Wish I knew who it was so I could single them out and not generalize all my flatmates as villians. (THough I have and idea that it's three out of seven people, possibly).
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