przed: (martin-a man for all seasons)
Here's a few pics from our London expedition. They're behind a cut to protect the guilty.

Justacat, Shay, Me and Martin Shaw )
Yes, I am a geek... )
The Fall Girl Pub )
Tea for three )
przed: (martin-a man for all seasons)
My brain has finally, mostly, cleared of jetlag, so I now feel competent to post something about seeing A Man for All Seasons with [ profile] shayheyred and [ profile] justacat.

The play was on stage at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London's West End:

I'll put the actual reviews and assorted squee behind a cut.

The play's the thing )

How hot is Martin? )

The stage door )

A couple of posters for the play )

More on the rest of the trip, including a few more pics, in the next few days.

Home Again

Feb. 2nd, 2006 10:19 pm
przed: (squee martin)
Just got back from London, and wow, did I have a fabulous time. So much so that it was very wrenching to leave.

The short version is as follows: A Man for All Seasons is stunningly good theatre, Martin Shaw is as fabulous an actor in the play as I'd hoped, and [ profile] justacat and [ profile] shayheyred are the best travelling companions and friends a gal could ask for.

More details after I've had a good night's sleep.

Off I go!

Jan. 28th, 2006 12:26 pm
przed: (squee martin)
I've got my bags packed, my passport and ticket ready and nothing left to do but futz around for the next few hours until it's time to leave for the airport.

And then it's off to London to hang with [ profile] justacat and [ profile] shayheyred. And see Martin Shaw in A Man for All Seasons.

So, I have just one thing to say:


See y'all when I get back.
przed: (squee martin)
After a tip off from a lovely man at the play's production office that I've been corresponding with that tickets would be going on sale today, I called and got tickets to A Man for All Seasons in London. (That squeeing you hear would be me.) The lovely [ profile] justacat and [ profile] shayheyred will be going with me (as well as a local friend) and we'll be seeing Martin on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1.


Boring details for anyone else interested in seeing the play: it'll be running at the Haymarket Theatre Royal, near the Picadilly tube. The theatre box office number is 0870 901 3356 and you can also book tickets on

The plan is for us to arrive on Jan. 29 and leave on Feb. 2. Any local fen interested in meeting up? [ profile] bluespirit_star?
przed: (squee martin)
There is now an official picture of Martin as Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons. Made my heart skip a beat, I can tell you.

Martin as More )
przed: (slutty ray)
For the Pros fen on the flist.

I've been checking where the production of A Man for All Seasons starring Martin Shaw has been booked for several months now, trying to decide whether to aim for a regional performance or hold out for a West End transfer. This week I saw that there were a ton more dates on the production company's web site, but still nothing for London. (You can check the listings here.

I was getting worried, since I really can only afford to go to England once in the near future, and I won't be able to travel at all after about March or April next year due to certain life changing events that are due to take place in our lives.

So I decided to email the production company to ask if they really were doing a London transfer, and if so when. Lo and behold, they actually answered me:

This is the response I got:

"Yes, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS will be transferring to the West End after
its 9-week tour. We anticipate that it will play in London from 21
December until 8 April 2006. The theatre is not yet confirmed but will
be by the end of the summer."

The noise you just heard was me screaming with joy as I simultaneously do the happy dance. I shall get to see Martin as Sir Thomas More! Several times, I hope. And from the front row, if I have anything to say about it. (The theatre afficianado in me is appalled I would consider getting front row seats, but this is Martin Shaw we're talking about. I'm getting as close as I possibly can.)

Anyone on the flist up for planning a joint outing?

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