Wow! Is this a hot time to be an Armitage Admirer or what!
I must admit I’ve been keeping a lukewarm finger on the RA pulse as I focus my attention on RL stuff, but good friends have kept me in the loop and made sure I knew the basic comings and goings, for which I am grateful.
After a period of “what the hell’s up Armitage?”
and me moaning constantly that I demand good news, it seems Richard has got his funky booty into gear and is spoiling us rotten!
Talk about watching a kettle boil, if only I had known it’d start raining Armitage projects the moment I step away for a while, I would have taken my sabbatical sooner 😉
What a time to be an Armitage Admirer and what a wonderful surprise at the Old Vic!
I hardly dared to dream Richard would sign up for a play in London (would have bet all my money on New York… and lost…).
The fact that it’s at the Old Vic makes it extra special.
When I flew in to London in December 2012 to see The Hobbit: AUJ we stayed at a hotel just down the street from the theatre.
Each time we passed I’d have the sudden impulse to
drop on all fours and search the ground for imprints left by Armitage footsteps walk around the entrance breathing in the air, knowing it was where Richard had taken part in The 24 Hours Play.
Here I am, over a year later with my very own Willy Wonka winning tickets 🙂
The fact that it’s a Arthur Miller play is just icing on the AgzyM cake.
I have a thing for both Miller and the McCarthy period, so I plan on researching the heck out of the material, especially seeing as I probably won’t be coherent enough to actually go beyond the “OMG, that’s Richard Armitage standing there!” mode during the performance.
Although the announcement that Armitage had signed up for the project couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time (seriously, a heads-up, Richard!) and technically, I couldn’t afford to go, the fangirl inside of me was screaming that I could afford not to go!
So, after calculating, deliberating, concocting cunning plans that would make Wile. E Coyote green with envy, and trying to explain to my nearest and dearest that missing out was not an option for this fangirl, here I am with tickets for the 7th and 8th of July.
BTW, if you’re going to the play on the same dates and would like to go for a celebratory drink or even just a Hello fellow Richardette! and a quick “our boy did good!” hug , please let me know, either in comments or via email at iwanttobeapinup [at ] wp.pl 🙂
I know of at least one RA fellow admirer *waves at H* who shall be there and I bet that anyone you ask seated in the first 2 rows will either be a fellow “well-wisher” or is accompanying someone who is!
I presume I’ll be boring the heck out of everyone here till July on the topic of The Crucible, but I’ve also been thinking much about fans who see their favorite actor in a theatre (a first for me) and the less than stellar behavior exhibited by die-hard fans during both Hiddleston and Cumberbatch’s performances which apparently ruined it for others.
Let’s leave all that for another day.
Today, I shall bask in the glory of Richard at the Old Vic 😉
PS. Hands up who needed to google what “crucible” meant… yup, me too!
See, we’re getting an education while admiring Richard!