Replete with a friend plus Richard Armitage

Wow, a whole day without regular computer monitoring — it was a pleasure. A few unexpected events in the morning, a medium-long drive (construction, uch, unanticipated), a long meal, drinks, coffee, a long, long, long talk, a luxurious atmosphere, and the prospect of more tomorrow. A very, very, very intense friend who asks all the right questions and leaves me tired, full, satisfied, intrigued, provoked.

You’ll have seen the all-important review of The Crucible in the New York Times (yes!!!) and these stage door pics here and here and here and here. Richard Armitage appears tonight in grey t-shirt and blue jacket. I’m not going to link to everything — just the stuff that was most important to me — because I really want to encourage everyone to wander around all the places in our blogosphere. There are tidbits about Into the Storm and the final Hobbit film out there — go find them!

ETA: vid of tonight’s stage door. Hmmm.

~ by Servetus on July 12, 2014.

7 Responses to “Replete with a friend plus Richard Armitage”

  1. What a wonderful day you had! It must have done you a power of good!

    Sorry – this is completely shallow, but can I just say that very cute second picture where Richard is wearing his white shirt made me gasp? What a physique he has with those clearly defined chest muscles – plus more than one glimpse of chest hair!! thud

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  2. I think the intensity of the play night after night is beginning to take it’s toll. He appears to be getting worn out but still determined to do the right thing and meet the fans. Very admirable of him but I’m starting to feel for the guy.

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  3. To the commentator here whose comment I blocked — your comment violated the comments policy on fan policing. I think this situation last night was partially out of hand because of London ComicCon — i.e., there were many more people at that stage door than usual who hadn’t seen the play. But there is no “we” here who wants anything, only an amalgamation of different people with different expectations. Every fan is going to have a different idea of what is appropriate, acceptable, etc., at that stage door. Please consider not tarring all fans with the same brush — a badly behaved fan isn’t representative of the entire fandom — and also keep in mind that these behaviors are something the Old Vic could get under control if it wanted, in particular by allowing only each night’s ticket holders to stand at the stage door. Richard Armitage and the Old Vic need to set the parameters for what they will allow. It seems like, from what I have heard, they have been taking increasing steps to do so. Richard Armitage is the one who decides when he’s too tired to deal with fans — not me.

    Please come back when you have something fun to say. I love commentators but after this spring I really can’t accept any more comments that involve fans complaining about fellow fans.

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  4. I’m so happy you had a pleasurable day. As much as I love being on my computer, I occasionally need a computer free (or mostly free) day myself. Spending time with your friend sounds like the icing on the cake.

    I loved the review in the NY Times. I had seen that and all of the photos but not the video. My point in telling you is to let you know you have taught me well. I am able to find some things on my own now 🙂

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  5. Sounds like a great day, Serv :* 🙂

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  6. Thanks for the kind comments. It was a pleasant two days away from the computer.

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