About last night event, gala Whither would you go? in Harold Pinter theatre
As always we have plenty of selfies with James and no information about his performance. God bless Martin Freeman’s fans who helped us with Christmas concert last year and now with this charity event.
For those who are interested… Martin Freeman read Hamlet, the To Be or Not to Be, act 3 scene 1. I cried, but I was crying already with the previous video so I blame partly to that.
Bertie Carvel read Richard II, act 3 scene 2, and gave me the shivers. To finish the first act in a happy note (after a video that made me cry as well) James Norton and Jack Whitehall did a little comedy scene of As You Like It, act 2 scene 7. Jack Whitehall is surprisingly good at Shakespeare. He should do some drama. Go for it!
Lee Evans killed me with The Tempest, act 2 scene 2.
This was very last minute. I was actually back to Glasgow from London last Thursday. This fucked me over. After two nightshifts, and an hour of sleep I took the train to London and now I’m here, just for the night -train back home tomorrow at 5:30am- and I wondered why do I put myself through all these uncomfortable situations, because my body is exhausted and I’m so broke. Why can’t I have normal and cheap hobbies?! But this… I couldn’t not escape. The premise was 1) Shakespeare. 2)Fundraiser for refugees. 3) Jamie Lloyd. 4) LOTS of actors I love.
It moved me to tears more than once. The purpose of the night was to raise money for the United Nations Refugee Agency. Short clips were showed of different stories of different kinds of refugees around the world, and then these stories were paired up with the reading of a scene of a Shakespeare play. The readers? Take a pick! Martin Freeman, Bertie Carvel, Jack Whitehall, James Norton, Lee Evans, Olivia Williams, Celia Imrie amongst others.
It kind of make you think about you how lucky you are in life, and how terrible this world is, and how the world has turned it’s back to these all poor people. This is all fucked up.