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Whee, what a lovely day yesterday! I went up to London to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate in "Much Ado About Nothing," and it was great. Or, well, as I said on Twitter, it's not great Shakespeare, but it's great fun. It's not my favourite textual interpretation of the play, but the production is hi-larious.

but anyways, the play! )

I would actually be really interested to see how this ages as a production - it only opened, what, two weeks ago? And I wonder if some of the sharper edges might get smoothed by time. I think it's sold out, though, and I'm not sure I'm quite interested enough to go up for lottery tickets or standing tickets.

I spent a little while in London prior to the play, and that was also delightful. For the first time ever, I managed to win over the London weather - it started raining while I was on the train, but it had stopped by the time Ileft Victoria, which I took as a sign. Also, I went to Forbidden Planet and bought the very last River Song mug, yes I did. :P In FP, I went straight to the "Cult TV" section to see whether there was anything professionally useful, and while there was not, there was a book with my work in it on the shelf, which is a whole new level of :D-face. :D :D :D And then [personal profile] ladyvivien and I had ice cream for dinner at our favourite BDSM-themed ice creamery, and THEN she very kindly allowed me to drag her into the Maple Leaf, the Canadian pub, and I had CANADIAN BEER. (We also had more substantial food there.) But CANADIAN BEER. And then I got followed across Covent Garden by Charlie Chaplin. I didn't get to see much of the rest of the London posse - I thought there was going to be drinks or something afterwards, but then again it took me long enough to get home as was - but that was the only sad bit about the day. :P
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Am back in the UK! Boy, I really don't want to get out of bed, though. So sleepy. I made it out of Edmonton just in time, given the current weather, eh?

Less than twelve hours after I landed, I was already buying theatre tickets, which I think is a new record. I will be seeing the Catherine Tate-David Tennant "Much Ado About Nothing" on 10 June - there is a large crowd of fangirls attending, and we're all scattered all over the theatre, so if you were considering it (*cough* [personal profile] askygoneonfire *cough*), book for that date!

Tennant needs to stop doing stuff with amazing co-stars - I don't dislike him at all, but I wouldn't likely go see something just because he's in it, and yet this will be the second play of his I've seen (I saw his "Hamlet" at Stratford with [ profile] shinysassenach). Don't get me wrong, he's very good, in a way Doctor Who didn't always let him showcase... but there are people I would be much more likely to see multiple times deliberately. *g* I am extremely squeeful about seeing Tate's Beatrice, though. Okay, and Tennant's Benedick. Last time I saw "Much Ado" was with Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Beale, so a) I have very high expectations (that production had one of the best stage designs I have ever seen... right up there with the RSC "Hamlet," come to think) and b) I am really looking forward to how different this will have to be.

Okay, getting up now. How about now. Or now?


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