If you’ve been watching my vlogs you’ll know that I went to see Once the musical again on Thursday with Tim. We hadn’t been since January so it was nice to go again and see the new cast in action.
I met Tim at our usual time and place,12.30 at Waterloo station before going to KFC for lunch as usual.
We then took a wander around leicester square before going to oxford street on a book splurge(which I didn’t intend to do). I bought the 4 books I’d been wanting for ages for £20,which I guess isn’t bad. Billy and Me and You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher,If I Stay by Gayle Forman and Solitaire by 19 year old Alice Oseman.
After my book binge we made our way back to Ireland,or rather back to The Phoenix Theatre to see the new cast shine.
The first time we went we didn’t realise you could go on stage for the casts pre show warm up. So,as you can imagine we took full advantage,taking a few selfies before watching the cast perform their warm up set.
Once was as amazing second time round as it was the first. The new cast are phenomenal. So much so that we went round to the stage door afterwards to tell them.
Every Monday on twitter,a cast member takes over the musicals page to answer questions.
When Sophie Reid,understudy girl took to it and answered a few of my questions I was really happy. So when I found out her dates as Girl I knew I had to go and see her,hence going on the Thursday afternoon before one of her last shows.
It was really nice to meet her. She came out of stage door holding a huge bouquet of flowers for her mums birthday. I didn’t think she thought there would be any people outside stage door so when someone asked her to sign she wondered where to put the flowers. I offered to hold them for her whilst I watched on as she signed and chatted with other fans.
When she came to me she thanked me for holding the flowers and took them back. Tim had my phone but handed it to me as he needed to unlock it but didn’t know the password. I then ended up setting up the camera and taking it. ‘Ah a selfie’ Sophie said. She then said something about my nimble fingers which I didn’t quite catch.
After we took our photo she asked if it was my first time seeing it. I told her it wasn’t(which seems to be a reoccurring question when I go to stage door) but that it was my first time seeing her and that I came especially. ‘Thankyou
so much,that means the world’ she told me before giving me a hug.
David Hunter who played Guy came out next. I have to admit I was a bit anxious about seeing his rendition of the character as I’d loved Declan Bennett’s portrayal so much. David managed to make me cry two times more than the first time I saw it!
He came out and signed and took photos including my ticket and took a photo with me. He really grabbed hold of me when he put his arm round me for the photo which was nice. Exactly what Sam Martin done after I met him at stage door after Birdsong. Bless.
Speaking of which,I’m not sure i mentioned it or not. I probably did,but i’ll mentioned it again. Myself and Tim have booked to go and see both Sam and director of Birdsong Alastair Whately in a few things next month which will be fun.
In other Birdsong related news(last piece,I promise.)Elizabeth Croft joined twitter and tweeted me a lovely message. Selma also tweeted me back regarding a street I saw in London the other day and retweeted my tweet about The Paradise last night which was awesome. Those guys are my favourites.
Friday I went to Brighton for a shop around and to show my mum the lanes as she’d never been before. We ended up meeting my cousin and going to a black and white photobooth and getting some really cool photos taken. It was lovely.
I also managed to read If I Stay in that day. I started it on the train and finished it when I got home afterwards. It was only a short book by I wanted to read it before I saw the film. Which I’m going to see today. Which I’m excited about.
Saturday I caught up with one of my school friends,Sophie which was really nice too.
That’s about it for this week folks or rather last week.
Take a look at my review I wrote for Once and also my youtibe channel with four new videos which I posted yesterday for you to enjoy.
Have a great week guys.
Lots of love