Just got home from a fun evening watching Andrew Scott in Birdland here in Londontown at The Royal Court. It’s a funny and sometimes chilling look at what fame does to a person, the lead played rather perfectly by a very energetic Andrew. The man seriously doesn’t shut up for the full hour and fifty minutes. Whether he’s discussing the statistics of happiness at lightning speed or gyrating his hips to the music, it’s impossible not to keep watching him. I never doubted his talent, but it’s so nice to be reminded of it. The supporting cast is very good too, each taking on multiple roles in Paul’s (Andrew’s character) life. It’s a quick witted and emotional play, but not too heavy despite where it ventures sometimes. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking. (felt a little weird going to the stage door afterwards actually!)
The staging is really interesting and works extremely well and as the water rises, you know shit’s gonna go down. Birdland doesn’t disappoint at all and if you have the opportunity, do go see it. It runs until the 31st of May. You can get tickets [HERE].
We decided to hang around after the show to see if Andrew would come out. I wasn’t sure as he literally does not stop for nearly two hours straight, but he did and signed and took photos for nearly a half hour, getting to everyone that he could. He was obviously really tired, but was incredibly lovely. I decided to put our graphic artist to work and sent her with Sherduck into the crowd as she was small and short and could maneuver better than myself. Turns out Andrew knows about the duck and said as much! So now Sherduck bares his signature… on his bum.. along with Louise, Arwel, Michael Price, and Joe Lidster. Seriously, EVERYONE signs his ass. This cast.
For those wanting to stage door, Andrew did say he prefers selfies as they’re quicker and he tries to get to everyone. Everyone was really courteous and left once they’d gotten their autograph/photo, which made the stage door really smooth and nice. He does have a bodyguard, but nothing happened.
Lovely to meet some of you afterwards as well, and it was rather amusing when it turned out two of the fab sherlockology lot were sitting in front of us. Lovely to see you as well! x
Photo taken by mdsora,our lovely graphic designer and Sherduck handler this evening (thank yooou!). He was very concentrated on the duck and insisted on signing his bum.
Sherduck gets another butt autograph courtesy of Andrew Scott. “I know that duck. That’s the Babes’ duck!” Oh bless. #Sherlock
"I said pass me a pen."
“About two hours ago”
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all about strings | a mix of songs featuring cool string instruments | listen
"Suddenly we could all hear, we could all listen, and instead of being caught up in our finite little balls of bullshit, we could all become players in that great universal orchestra again."
We feel this is Sherlockian enough to reblog. :)
The fact that John cancelled his date to be with Sherlock.
Well, naturally. :)