Well, this is it - less than a week to ago until 'Much Ado About Nothing' (or 5 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes at the time of writing this)! I can't believe it's come round so quickly - it was back in January that I made the mad scramble to try and get tickets, and now here we are coming up to the end of July, and the big day is nearly here...
I just wish I wasn't so nervous - I really don't know what's the matter with me! I keep telling myself that once I actually arrive in London, I'll be OK, but I have to say, I think it's the prospect of being in the presence of my hero that's really making me go weak at the knees - I was nervous when I went to the RSC for 'Hamlet' (can't believe it was three years ago now), but I don't think I was as bad as this.
I can only think it's the proximity - I was up on the second level at the RSC, and all I can really remember is staring at the back of his head when he first appeared and thinking, 'I've watched you on TV and in the cinema, and you're here in the same room as me! I didn't imagine you after all!' The one thing I can still remember as clearly as if it was yesterday is when he took the curtain call - he came on last after everyone else, and the applause and cheering was deafening - I think we nearly took the roof off at one point! And he beamed back at us with the most beautiful smile, and I thought then, 'This is it - this is where you belong - on the stage. This is where you're at home'.
And now, on Saturday, I'm going to be only four rows away, and it's no good, I'm trembling at the prospect! I've read so many wonderful reviews and accounts from people who've been, and at last I'm going to see what they've seen for myself.
My outfit is ready, my tickets bought and maps printed, so here goes! My next post will be a full and detailed account, hopefully with photos... *crosses fingers*
Anyway, I thought I'd leave you with an example of what I'll be gazing at on Saturday, plus, as a special treat, David in his leather trousers from 'Fright Night', just for my lovely fellow DT ladies!
Wish me luck! :)
All the best,