Well slap me with a tap shoe and call me stagey. Not only have I spent my working week embroiled in theatre spaces, I’ve also (for some unknown reason which in hindsight I think may have been joy related…) decided to spend a significant amount of my time off at theatrical events - namely seeing friends at the Wicked cast change party, enjoying a Twitathon backstage at the Whatsonstage Awards and then finishing my extended weekend with a flying visit to the opening night of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar. Oh the stories I shall regale a la Gus the Theatre Cat in years to come!
It really has been a wonderful week and I feel hugely privileged to know so many lovely people currently enjoying great success in various theatres across London. To witness the gargantuan media machine swing into action at the Victoria Plaza hotel on Thursday night was really quite something and if Mark Evans stood poised for any more photographs than I witnessed he must have the patience of a saint. In an effort to blend in I even sported a dashing Wicked green tie, the likes of which I’m not quite sure will be seen again but it felt appropriate on the night. And the full green body paint looked too pricey at such short notice so it was a fair compromise.