Thursday, August 03, 2006

Yo ho ho

and a bottle of rum for my new friend:

Since the possibility of a real man in my life seems remote, then I shall make do with a fantasy one, even if he's 3" tall and lacking in conversation. I have my very own Captain Jack; all I need to make my life complete is my own personal Neo.

Play was rejected today - I have talent for dialogue, apparently, but obviously not quite enough.

Went to London yesterday - had a meeting with an agent(good) and saw a play (fabulous). The play was "Rock and Roll" by Tom Stoppard, and I loved it. Clever, witty, intellectually dense and thought provoking, and very funny. Rufus Sewell (swoon) was excellent as Jan, the man around whom things happen despite his insistence that he isn't a key figure; Brian Cox and Sinead Cusack were also fabulous. I saw Sinead Cusack a couple of years ago at the Almeida in Neil LaBute's "The Mercy Seat" (alongside John Hannah) and thought she was wonderful - she's one of those actors who can do with a movement of an eyebrow what it takes another actor a page of dialogue to get across. And in RnR she was ace. I'd never seen Brian Cox on stage before and as of now this is a huge regret - he is amazing, a total powerhouse; the couple of times I've met him I thought he was a really lovely bloke, I just wish I'd seen him on stage sooner.

3 Comments:

Blogger Stacie said...

Captain Jack is a darling--and I'm guessing a lot easier to deal with, especially given his lack of stature. :-) I must see those movies as I have no idea who Neo is?

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Blogger Viv said...

Neo?? Stacie, how can you possibly have missed the Matrix trilogy entirely?!

Sorry to hear about your play - they clearly need their heads examined.

Totally with you about RnR! My head is still trying to get round all the many and varied levels it could be interpreted on. I keep getting new thoughts about it when trying to do entirely different things (i.e work)... So glad we managed to see it. Even more glad they extended the run for long enough to let us!

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