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IIRC, not far from the Noel Coward Theatre, where I saw Gillian in "All about Eve" on March 28! :D
(I like how this quick iPhone snapshot accidentally turned out as A PRETTY COOL STREET SHOT WITH FLARE AND BOKEH AND EVERYTHING)
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20190327&29_i1 My mostly-dark-and-grainy selfies with most of the cast of ”Shipwreck” at the Almeida Theatre, London, England
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Raquel Cassidy, Fisayo Akinade, Elliot Cowan (I think), Khalid Abdalla, Tara Fitzgerald, and Adam James (I think).
The siggies are from Raquel and Khalid. 🙂
So, the main objective of this London trip was to see Gillian Anderson in "All about Eve", but I like to throw in another play or two while I’m there. So I searched the What’s On Stage site for my other 50000 fave actors, and found that Khalid Abdalla (I’ve only liked him since 2006! :O ) was doing this "Shipwreck" play.
As a bonus, it had Tara Fitzgerald, who was in "The Englishman who went up a hill…", which is on my fave list as it’s in the genre Cozy British Movies. :B And last year I got into "Game of thrones". 😀
And around the time I saw the play it turned out that this Elliot Cowan guy was in "Alexander"! (Three major sandal movies came out in 2004, AFAIK… but "Alexander" was the only one with a heart. 🙂 Hmm, maybe I’ll watch it this weekend.)
Almeida is probably the most intimate little theatre I’ve been to. (And it had an earthen floor! And my ticket only cost like 10 pounds!) The seat I booked hadn’t looked spectacularly close to the stage on the map, but it turned out to be quite close IRL for some reason. The stage was just a simple circular platform, and the first row consisted of regular chairs placed around it. I eyed them from my seat, half envious, half relieved. Wow, imagine sitting that close! Although I would have felt a bit exposed… to the… stars… :B I like to hide in second row, that’s ideal…
10 s later an usher asked me: "Are you here on your own? We have a single leftover seat to fill in the first row."
Rat: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! YES!"
"Shipwreck", which was about Trump and stuff, was really funny. 😀 Not that I know much about politics, or understood everything… (And I hadn’t yet read "Fire and fury", which may have helped a bit.) But still. xD I even bought the script afterwards.
I spent some time hanging out in the lobby (on various days), hunting for selfies and siggies. There was no special stage door in a back alley – the actors came and went through the lobby, had hug fests with their friends, and went to hang out with them in the theatre bar. So the aforementioned intimacy level (HEHE, I DON’T MEAN THAT IN A PERVY WAY) extended throughout the theatre.
I tried not to bother my selfie victims excessively… Would have taken Khalid out for coffee, you know, but he seemed to be in a bit of a rush – or perhaps just freaked out by me. %D They were all gracious. AND Raquel (with whom I wasn’t familiar at all) spent a ton of time talking to a group of her fangirls. Then she continued with me, asking me questions and giving me hugs and everything. ^_^ She goes on the list of Least Intimidating Celebrities, as I informed her. 🙂 Ah, I’ll try to check out some of her work. Apparently she was in "Downton Abbey"; I’ve been meaning to watch that! :q The fangirls seemed to be really into "The worst witch". I had never heard of it, but maybe it’s good. 🙂
PS. At one point, I was just standing around as people were exiting the theatre. And Khalid stopped to greet some friends just a couple of meters away! One of them said "Heh, I’ve never heard you do an American accent before." Pffft, hadn’t watched "The kite runner", I see. :B In other news, I love Khalid’s voice and real accent. Would listen to him read the phone book. Kthx.
PPS. Lastly, damn the lack of a selfie-flash on that iPhone 5. Two months later, the phone died and I replaced it with an iPhone 7. Which has a selfie-flash. GNNNNAAAAAAAAHHHH. OH WELL YOU CAN KIND OF MAKE OUT FACES IN THESE SHOTS.
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Compass Pools unveiled their design for a 600,000-liter pool that sits atop a 55-story building they’re planning for London. What’s unique about this pool is it’ll be the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool in what I’m sure will cater to IG influencers. Oh, those poor, poor IG boyfriends. The pool will also have a transparent floor which will allow anyone underneath to look at your ass or up your swim trunks for that added bit of voyeurism.
Of course, looking at the proposed design, many had one major concern. How the fuck do you get in and out of the pool?
i don't know why this enrages me but it does. how do you get in? how do you get out? if the water level gets too high does it just roll down the building like a giant goddamn ice cream cone? there's no shade and no slide. this is flexing for the sake of flexing. worst pool ever https://t.co/gW47pRWVVS
— Megan MacKay (@mmmegan) June 7, 2019
Compass Pools has the solution.
Commenting on the design, Alex continued: “We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool.
“Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn’t want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view – and obviously you don’t want 600,000 litres of water draining through the building either.
“The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out – the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!”
This is going to work out great when it jams and a bunch of people are stuck in that pool on a hot day at 2 pm. You might as well throw some herbs and spices in that human stew.
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TV show's stars protest against Northern Irelands anti abortion laws
It seems like mere days ago—spoiler alert, it was six to be exact—that we were going gaga over the ladies of Mary, Queen of Scots at the film’s premiere. Being a worldly film, it only makes sense that they’d have an international premiere in a worldly city like London, which is exactly what happened.
Margot Robbie once again leads the charge, looking absolutely amazing as she always does. It’s part of what makes her one of the most incredible people on the planet. Her co-stars are no slouches, though, and they brought plenty of wattage to this high power premiere!
Gemma Chan is looking gorgeous in a cleavage baring dress, as is Eileen O’Higgins, who looks cute as a button on the red carpet! Then of course there’s Margot’s main co-star Saoirse Ronan, who always looks like she’s attending tea with the queen immediately after the screening.
Margot wins this one again, hands down, no contest. It’s almost getting ridiculous at this point, she’s going to have to start appearing in movies with supermodels for them to hope to compete with her on the film’s red carpet premiere.
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Victoria Brown, Arrivals for Brasserie Of Light X Selfridges Launch party. The new restaurant and bar will feature bold, colourful and light filled interiors – the traditional brasserie re-imagined for contemporary London. The centrepiece to the restaurant, and in keeping with our love of art is the Pegasus, London’s largest scale artwork by Damien Hirst. The 24ft crystal encrusted statue has a 30 ft wingspan and will soar over diners, Selfridges, Oxford St London. 20.11.18