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#41 Jan Brock

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

I've seen Alan Rickman a couple of times also - he's emerging as the most frequent spot here isn't he.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:45 PM

Isnt he (Alan Rickman) an associate artist/director of the Donmar? - so surely its in his interest to appear at most things!
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

I love audience star-spotting - the National and Donmar seem to be the best for it. I once sat next to Paul O'Grady at Cabaret, but only for the first half since he scuttled off at the interval looking grumpy. I later heard him make a comment on the radio about musicals employing singers with voices like foghorns, and had a small chuckle! (I liked it, personally.)
Another fond memory is seeing Christopher Biggins give a solo standing ovation at The Boyfriend, in what struck me as a very luvvie-ish "look at me, not the stage" gesture!

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(Jan Brock @ Aug 24 2009, 01:20 PM) View Post
I've seen Alan Rickman a couple of times also - he's emerging as the most frequent spot here isn't he.

At a Q&A I went to at Chelsea Art College Rickman said "Theatre is my religion" so I guess that's why he is spotted so often wink.gif

#45 sanderling

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:44 PM

Saw Lauren Bacall at Gods of Carnage last year. Hollywood Royalty... just imagine, in touching distance of the girl who made Bogie whistle. Celluloid made real. Doesn't seem quite possible, really.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:59 PM

Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys at Spring Awakening. Surprisingly he left at the interval.

#47 Jan Brock

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(Laughingmonsta @ Aug 24 2009, 01:45 PM) View Post
Isnt he (Alan Rickman) an associate artist/director of the Donmar? - so surely its in his interest to appear at most things!


I have seen him there, but elsewhere too (NT I think).

#48 macca

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:39 PM

I said my memory wasn't what it was but I can't believe I forgot Al Pacino (very short) at the National seeing Oedipus last year.  Nick Robinson the BBC's Political Editor was there too - I thought he was a good spot until Al came into view.

On seeing Alan Rickman, I was with a friend who didn't know who I meant until I said "The Sheriff of Nottingham" to which she replied "but where's his scar!"

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

I don't think the WOS Theatregoer's Choice Awards counts to be honest, but the 2008 show left me rather star-struck when I found myself standing next to Kevin Spacey in the foyer bar. Obviously he's closely associated with theatre, but it very much excited me.

I remember seeing Phantom once and the premium seats were taken up by two older gentlemen and a group of young women who were 'escorts'. Not sure who the gentlemen were, but I remember talking to some of the cast and one of the ushers who told me that they were important people, and we all had a giggle at the escort ladies who were all dressed up to the nines, made us feel very underdressed in our jeans and trainers!!

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:25 AM

I reckon I answered this in a previous thread a couple of years ago, but

Roger Lloyd Pack at The Big Life in Stratford.
Neil Kinnock at The Big Life in the West End.
Douglas Hurd at Journey's End at the Comedy.
Stephen Sondheim at Pacific Overtures at the Donmar.
Me is directing again - Private Peaceful at the Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton, 23 to 26 April 2014.




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