st martin's theatre

10

Happy Birthday Charles Laughton 1st July 1899 - 15th December 1962

Rembrandt is his great part, his matriculation; full of the intimate moments that test an actor’s integrity to the highest…probably the finest acting performance ever recorded on celluloid. - C A Lejeune

Charles was both inteligent and gifted, with an instinctive genius for acting. - Jean Renoir

Apart from ‘Ambersons’, the most exciting experience I have had in the cinema was with Charles Laughton on 'Night of the Hunter’…every day I considered something new about light, that incredible thing that can’t be described. Of the directors I’ve worked with, only two ever understood it, Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. - Stanley Cortez

I have become a teller of stories. I would like to become the man who knows all the stories…When I go into a good book-store or library, I often feel sad when I see the shelves of books that I will never be able to enjoy. I think of all the wonderful tales I will never know, and I wish I could live to be a thousand years old. - Charles Laughton

8

wandering around london lusting over pretty theatres, 18/03/15

[ wicked @ apollo victoria theatre // shakespeare in love @ noel coward theatre // a view from the bridge @ wyndhams theatre // billy elliot @ victoria palace theatre // the mousetrap @ st martins theatre // stomp @ ambassadors theatre // les mis @ queens theatre // the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime @ gielgud theatre ]

lonermagnetism  asked:

Hey Carrie, just wondering how long the rehearsal process for Les Mis was? Because I met an actor from The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre and he said the rehearsal for that was only 2 weeks long. Is it longer for musicals than for straight plays?

Not sure if it differs for other musicals but we had 6 weeks worth of rehearsals! :) 

xxx