Posts tagged Theatre
Posts tagged Theatre
…and the Fringe. More.
As an unfortunate consequence of the fact that my Edinburgh plans were a bit last minute this year, I didn’t manage to get tickets for either of the Daniel Kitson shows that will be on while I’m there. I’m going to try at the door for last-minute uncollected reservations (which worked for a couple of sold-out shows last year), but judging by that article, I probably won’t have much luck. Still, I’m lucky enough to have seen him twice before, and both times were absolutely amazing - his comedy is smart, thoughtful, never lazy or cheap, and every bit as moving as it is funny. If he ever does a show near any of you, do yourselves a favour and go.
Having one of those days when I want to crawl under my bed and never come out, so I thought I’d cheer myself up by browsing the Fringe website and making Edinburgh plans. It’s kind of working :D
The Globe’s touring production of Hamlet about to start.
I know it’s been well over a week now, and I swear I’ve been making a real effort to sthu here, but the truth is that I’m still struggling with all these silly but persistent feelings of blahness and despondency and loss and mild bereavement. It’s like… these four shows were the highlight of my year, and now that they’re gone it’s been very hard to muster any further enthusiasm about anything at all. When the Sufjan tour was announced in February I still wasn’t that far off from the absolute rock bottom I hit in January. This was a time when it was hard for me to believe I’d ever be excited about anything again (so emo, I know, but unfortunately so true). But then these shows came along, and they immediately became this gigantic carrot on a stick that I used to get myself through the semester and all my personal issues and the intensive workload of the past few months.
Now that I’ve come this far I probably don’t really need a carrot on a stick anymore, but it still feels weird that this thing I spent months and months looking forward to (living for, really, dramatic though that sounds) is now in the past. Anyway, the goal of this post is to remind myself that actually, there are still quite a few carrots-hanging-from sticks in front of me at the moment. I’m still in this weird mental place where everything seems to pale in comparison to the past three weeks, but I know that feeling will eventually pass. And when it does, I’ll be able to properly enjoy the following:
Stage setting for A Doll’s House
A pretty amazing production. Dragging myself out of the house was a bit hard, but I’m so glad I didn’t miss it.
A Christmas Carol stage setting :D
Punch & Judy in the park.