Friday, 29 July 2011

July 29

London - Two Shows at The Globe

8:30am - English Breakfast at Jesmond Dene: bacon, eggs, sausage, BEANS (ugh!), toast, coffee, OJ
10:00am to 12:00pm - Laundry...there is a tiny laundrette just around the corner.  Clean clothes are good!!! :) on lines and paperwork for tomorrow's RADA test
12:00pm to 2:00pm - travel to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre for matinee

Oh, look...Tower we saw it when we walked across London Bridge

London Bridge from below

2pm - The Globe Theatre for Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (taken during interval)

Faustus was really sinister!  There were lots of cattle-shaped skulls, huge black dragon skeletons, fun fire effects, fake blood, torture, and an appearance by Lucifer himself!

The front of The Globe, which includes the gift shop, the cafe, the box office, the education center, etc.

The Globe that is recognizable :)

The advertisement for the play - I didn't get programs for any of the shows we saw because the theatres charge at least 4 pounds for one!

My best picture of The Globe from today!  :)

7:30pm - The set for All's Well That Ends Well - notice the changes from the first show.  Same day...only 2 1/2 hours difference.  Karen and I spent the time at Pizza Express next door having garlic bread, veggie pizza, wine, tiramisu, and Bailey's lattes...while we rehearsed our lines, of course!

I was able to sneak up and take a pic of the "ceiling" above the stage.  The theatre is open to the sky!

10:30pm - Our first attempt to capture the London skyline at night...too much railing in this one.

This one is better - I kind of like the reflection of the lights in the River Thames!

The tube station that we had to find was by The Monument, which I discovered was erected to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666.

This is the view from under The night...not very good.  The lighting is not suitable for taking a picture - much more breathtaking in person.  I will attempt to get more pictures of this landmark during the day.

It is currently 2:30am, and Karen and I have been rehearsing lines and packing for Cambridge.  Since we didn't "walk" today like we have been, we are kind of wired and can't settle down to sleep.  Hopefully we will get some sleep tonight because we have to be up for breakfast by 7:30am and out the door to RADA by 9:00am (it is a 20 minute walk) to be on time for our test at 10:00am.  Wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty!! Definitely a must-visit place for me!