Q:Is the TrafExtra event you got emailed about the same as The Moment Before I Am Powerful happening on the 16th? Because I'm seeing Richard III tomorrow and thought about getting a ticket for it so I could do that right before the play!
Yes, it’s on the 16th (tomorrow) and it’s from 6-6:45pm. Apparently there are still tickets available (http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-moment-before-i-am-powerful/trafalgar-studios/), but hurry!
It should be really good. I went to see the play again tonight and it was brilliant, as always. And now I get to go back tomorrow for this. Trafalgar Transformed is taking over my life.
So following a weekend Hannibal binge, I’ve just created a Hanni sideblog:
You should follow me if aesthetically gorgeous cannibalism is your cup of tea. Not much content yet, but that will be rectified quickly.
jennaknowsash replied to your photo “So I suppose this email from Trafalgar Studios was inevitable…. You…”
There are rumors that one of the special cast for that may possibly be someone we know..
I am aware that there is speculation, certainly fuelled in part by Traf themselves, but I don’t know any specific names that have been mentioned in conjunction with it. What have you heard?
So I suppose this email from Trafalgar Studios was inevitable….
You bet your arse that I’m a regular attendee of Richard III. (This is particularly amusing considering I’m going to see it tomorrow, yet again.)
We have a plan to top it — and actually I do think our plan is devastating,” he teased. “We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan. Honestly, Mark [Gatiss] and myself are so excited with what we’ve got coming up, probably more excited than we’ve ever been about Sherlock. … Honestly I think we can [top the last season].
Q:omg it must kill you that you were probably only a couple miles away from where the Cumber IcBucket video was filmed. Since he did it at his flat, and you live nearby XD
Jesus fuck. I honestly considered not even dignifying this with a response, because I find it completely ridiculous, but I feel compelled to say a few brief (and likely quite unpopular) things on the subject.
First of all, I don’t understand why this whole ICB thing is such a huge fucking deal. I mean, seriously. Can everyone please just chill the fuck out about it? There’s nothing remarkable about a person being splashed with a bucket of ice water. Even if that person is Benedict Cumberbatch.
Secondly, I find it slightly creepy that I’m getting messages from anons who think they know where I live based on two not very prominent personal posts from several months ago. But I’ll humour you and vaguely correct you- your unit of measure is way off.
Lastly, and most importantly, I’ve made my feelings on this Cumberbatch worship thing very clear in this post. Which is why, to answer your question, no, it does not ‘kill’ me that the video was filmed close to where I live. I don’t particularly care one way or another. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that it was posted until I saw this ask and I certainly don’t understand why I’m supposed to be in hysterics over it.
I saw Richard Armitage’s nipple tonight.
Also, he has a very big butt.
Q:Heeey! I read you saw Richard III from front row stage seats: I'm going in 7 days and I got row AA stage seats 6-5, do you know if it's 100% sure that I'll get blood splashed? Also, do you remember if Martin stands longer in the right or left side?
Hi Nonnie. If you’re sitting in the stage seating, you won’t be in the splash zone at all, as it’s limited to the stalls rather than the back of the stage. (Although, honestly, only a few seats in the first row of the stalls (row A) actually get any blood. I feel like they’ve been reducing the severity of the blood spurt recently - maybe people are complaining or something. Who knows.) However, your seats are probably the best of the existing stage seats and, in my humble opinion, some of the best in the house. At the end of the play (spoiler alert, except not really) Martin will die right by your feet and you’ll feel like you’re a part of the action throughout the entire performance. It’s a totally different experience than watching from the stalls and it’s really quite amazing.
Regarding your second question, Martin moves around a lot, as does the rest of the cast, and he does a very good job of facing both the audience in the stalls and on stage. You will be really really close to him for the duration of the play, which can be a little overwhelming at times, and he has a tendency to make eye contact with the audience, so be ready for that as well. You’ll have an amazing time, Nonnie - it’s an absolutely brilliant play.
Q:hi did you go to see Richard III on the 18th Aug? I'm going today and wondered if martin was well again?? either way i am still super excited it looks amazing :D
Yes, I did go on the 18th and yes, Martin did perform tonight. He did appear paler than usual and, in my opinion, based on several small things I noticed during the play, I don’t feel like he’s 100% better. But here’s to hoping he continues to be well enough to perform tomorrow and the following days. He was fantastic as always tonight and the entire cast is brilliant and work so well together that you’ll certainly have a marvellous time.
For all those wondering, I was in seat A12, which was on the outskirts of tonight’s splash zone.
Honestly, the entirety of Act III, Scene 7 is some of the most brilliant acting I’ve seen on stage. Buckingham is absolutely brilliant and Richard is equally fantastic. Just thinking about it makes me grin from ear to ear, so you can only imagine how foolish I looked while it was going on.
Martin seems to be better, though he does appear a bit paler than normal. Not sure if I’m just imagining things, though. He’s brilliant as ever, regardless. A small part of me wishes to have been able to see the part of Richard played by Philip Cumbus, just for comparison, but I’m not complaining in the least. Omfg, this is so insanely good. Every time I see it, it’s just better and better.
So I’m seeing Richard III tonight yet again, and apparently not only is Martin well enough to perform again, but they’re also doing something secret as a part of their Traf Extras and I’m sitting in the splash zone in front row and I’m really fucking excited about this all over again.
Ok, can I just say
the stage seating is the place to be. Jesus fuck, that was fucking amazing. I literally had Richard two feet away from me as he lay dying and Norfolk died practically on top of my shoes.
Omfg, I am still shaking. That was so fucking good.
what is stage seating
So, the production of Richard III at Trafalgar Studios is set up in such a way that there is both regular seating in the stalls and stage seating which is literally on the stage. It’s really quite incredible, because you’re literally in the middle of the action - it feels like you’re a part of the play. I had previously assumed that row A - the front row of the stalls, also right on stage level - would be the best place to sit, but this was so much better, because you’re surrounded by the play at all times. Really amazing.
Which seat were you sat in? I’m in front row stage seats on Saturday - so excited!
I was in AA, just like you’ll be. Omfg, you’re gonna have such a great time. Martin literally walks mere inches from you and there are so many eye contact opportunities and you get to see the play from a really unique perspective. It’s incredibly immersive and it makes it even more real, as cliché as that sounds. I saw it during the previews and I sat in row C and as amazing as that was, this was 7000% better. I’m not kidding.