I was lucky enough to be within driving distance of an encore showing of Yerma, and had the extra special treat of getting to meet @gingergallifreyan and going with her to the show! (Non-spoilery stuff to follow)
So, first things first, I was a kind of giddy combination of excited and nervous for my very FIRST meeting of a Tumblr friend in person. What would it be like to exist in corporeal form in front of another human who has seen my blog
Turns out it’s totally cool!! :D Just like hanging out and chatting with any other friend, with the extra bonus of remembering every so often that I don’t have to carefully calibrate my fandom talk so as not to Say Too Much, haha. It was great to be able to talk about fic and fangirling in real life, and fyi, gingergallifreyan is a delightful and beautiful person!
As for the show itself, well, it’s everything we’ve been hearing all this time! I tried not to read too much about what happens, though I knew the general story. I just…run out of words for how amazing Billie is. And not just in the intensity of the ending, but every little nuance in every moment leading up to it. I was laughing or had tears rolling down my face for much of it. (Did not expect the humor!) She does so much with the smallest looks and her EYES.
Of course I wish I could have been in the room with them, but we did have the advantage of seeing close-ups. The staging made the dialogue and relationships feel more natural and intimate than any play I’ve ever seen.
The subject matter could be intensely triggering for some people - I’m not going into it, but if anyone wants to ask me any questions about it feel free.
I desperately hope they put out a DVD!!! I need to see this many more times and there are so many incredible giffable moments, omg.
In conclusion: Olivier Award Winner Billie Fucking Piper