March Theatre Madness, Play 2 - “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at The Old Vic
So, yesterday my friends P and J and I went to see Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at The Old Vic.
It’s been a while since I read the play, and really - I’d totally forgotten how funny and fast-paced it is! Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire played off each other so well, it was so much fun to watch. Also, David Haig was very enteraining as The Player.
We were lucky enough to meet Daniel Radcliffe for a short moment & chat.
Afterwards drinkies at The Cut at the Young Vic.
Thank you for another amazing theatre experience, London. You’re being too kind to me.
And is it true you went bowling with your “family” before the shoot started? We did indeed. We all had such a laugh and threw
ourselves into it from the off. It was a funny one because back at the
beginning we were trying to fashion a family bond to try and make the
drama feel as real as possible.
Instead of lengthy rehearsals on set, we just hung out and got to know each other bowling and playing football in the park.
Did you beat them at bowling?! Well, it’s not that I didn’t win, you understand,
they were given the bowling “bumpers” as help, which I thought was
grossly unfair, quite frankly!
I told them I had been the Scottish Under-17 Bowling
Champion just to unnerve them – but it didn’t seem to work. But, at the
end of the day, they had the bumpers to help them - not that I’m bitter,
not that I’m being competitive against children. I wouldn’t want you to
Just wanted to let you all know - I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been getting inbox spam lately - starts with ‘hi’ or similar and if you reply you quickly end up with a request for photos or private chat. They have blogs with nothing on, fairly nondescript urls and a selfie of a young woman as their avatar.
I wanted to give my advice for younger/vulnerable people on here, so I hope you’ll forgive me sounding like your mum.
Here’s my suggestion, if you get a message from someone you don’t know and who isn’t following you, with an empty blog:
Don’t reply to the message.
Mark it as spam if you want to - I’ve started doing that.
Don’t ever send pictures of yourself.
Don’t feel pressured into chatting with someone you don’t know or sharing anything personal.
I have no clue what the gain is for people doing this but I guess they are hoping people will get talked into sharing images.
Stay safe. If you’re not sure something is a good idea, it probably isn’t - trust your instinct. If you feel uncomfortable, stop. Ask someone in real life that you trust - a parent, a responsible adult..
Look after yourselves and avoid nonsense.