Where I Brag About Famous People I Saw Onstage

I was studying Theatre when I went to England, so of course my trip pretty much revolved around Theatre.  I managed to see other sights and do other things, but I went a little theatre-crazy.  Like I said a while ago, there’s not much theatre in Small-Town, Newfoundland.

Also, one of our classes involved us watching 15 different shows and writing reviews about each of them.  We had a list of 10-12 that we had to watch and then we could pick and choose the rest.  Just what I needed – an excuse to watch more theatre.

In the end I saw 20 shows in less than 2 months.  Considering that I was sick for a week and I spent a week in Belgium and I have classes three nights of the week, that’s pretty impressive.

So here are the shows in order of watching:

  • The Taming of the Shrew (by the RSC)
  • The Tamer Tamed (by the RSC)
  • The Reduced Works of Shakespeare
  • Sweet Panic
  • Giselle (the Royal Ballet)
  • The Pillowman (starring David Tennant and Jim Broadbent)
  • The Secret Rapture
  • Phantom of the Opera (Raoul was a fellow Canadian!)
  • Stones in His Pockets 
  • Beauty and the Beast (by the RSC in Stratford, a new interpretation)
  • Edge (starring Angelica Torn)
  • The Lion in Winter (Harlow community theatre)
  • Dralion (Cirque du Soliel)
  • When Harry Met Sally (starring Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry)
  • Nora (German interpretation of A Doll’s House; in German with English subtitles)
  • Democracy
  • The Goat (starring Jonathan Pryce)
  • All’s Well That Ends Well (starring Judi Dench)
  • Play Without Words
  • Endgame (starring Michael Gambon and Lee Evans)

The funniest thing (in my opinion) is that I didn’t know of half of those people until I came back and realized they were famous.  This was, after all, before David Tennent became the 10th Doctor, and before I realized Michael Gambon was the new Dumbledore.  The things you learn…

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