(two more stage door pics)
1. She’s amazing. I mean, seriously.
2. Her character said, at one point, the words “rose,” “doctor,” “parallel realities” and “10 Downing Street.” If you were in today’s audience, it wasn’t me you saw squirming with happiness.
3. Her desk was right in front of me. Pretty sure she delivered most of her lines directly to me (you know, if the bright stage lights didn’t completely drown out the audience)
4. SHE WORE A NEGLIGEE.
5. SHE WORE A JUMPSUIT AND CARRIED A RIFLE
6. SHE WORE A NEGLIGEE
7. Her legs… You can see for yourself in these pics: now imagine them in heals for the whole play. And can we discuss how perfect her foot is, poised on her toes, in the second pic above?
The best few minutes were when the actor playing a waiter accidently spilled a glass of champagne onto one of the actresses in the scene. They all valiantly tried to stay in character but a case of the giggles won out and they basically had to halt the scene so everyone could laugh it out, Billie included, and we even got to hear some of her real voice under her breath. Basically all four actors were laughing so hard, even while delivering their lines minutes later, that the audience gave several rounds of applause. Billie is the cutest when she giggles for real.
This, this is why plays can be amazing. The cast falling out of character was the most fun part.
Truthfully, I was staring so intently at Billie that I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on plot-wise for awhile, but it was really a very funny and thought-provoking play and I was laughing quite a bit. Billie’s great at delivering comedic lines but she’s also amazing at creating awkward or tense silence, when everyone in the audience holds their breath and watches her. (well, I was doing that the whole time, but…)
I ran quickly to the stage door when it was over, she was being very sweet to everyone, taking pictures with anyone who asked. She was looking absolutely stunning too, wearing a black t-shirt dress and the most amazing pair of blue ballet flats with leopard heads on them. I’ve got another pic on my camera that I may try to blow up to better see them, because they were awesome. And I must have them (google searches have come up with nada.)
She brushed my arm while signing my programme and then, when I just stood there gormlessly staring at her afterward, she came back just to make sure I didn’t want a picture etc. I declined politely but told her she was brilliant. Then she said goodbye to everyone, walked a few paces away down the street, seemed to remember something she’d forgotten, and went back inside. I stood outside for a few minutes but she didn’t re-emerge, so I shakily went to get some coffee (side note: the coffee shop inside the theatre makes amazing coffee).
And then I walked around London in kind of a daze. I’m extremely impressed that somehow I managed to navigate to Covent Garden to meet my friend, still not sure how I got there, haha. It was a GORGEOUS day outside, sunny and warm, an amazing start to my vacation!
just a reminder: we’re two periods away from 2014.
you couldn’t just say months you had to measure time with your menstrual cycle
fUN FACT. the earliest form of a calender that’s ever been found was to…
Girls always bitch about this, sure, but it’s not like it’s any better for guys. You think I wanna be some ultra macho beefcake?
There’s a reason I always pick female character models in video games.
I fucking lost my shit over this
I think I’ve already reblogged this before but who cares.