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An Evening With Terry Pratchett

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foxtrottango Sun 02-Oct-11 19:07:30

Right, I had no idea where to put this!! I didn't know where it should go so I plumped for here. Apologies if it's the wrong place entirely smile

On 18th October Terry Pratchett is appearing at the Theatre Royal, Dury Lane. I am a mad Pratchett fan (clicky the linky for my Pratchett Collectors Blog) so I couldn't miss the chance to go.
Unfortunately I am having to go on my own and I am finding this very daunting (despite the fact I am normally a bolshie little article smile). I live in the North East and haven't been to London in about 15 years and I have never been to this part of London.

I was just wondering if any MNetters were going to this event, I know Pratchett fans are a friendly bunch but it would still be nice to hear from anyone else attending to steady my nerves a bit smile

sfxmum Sun 02-Oct-11 20:38:24

I will bump it up for you as I am sure there will be people who would love to go unfortunately I can't
also I guess it will be tinged with some sadness

I hope you get to go it should be a lovely celebration smile

BeerTricksPotter Sun 02-Oct-11 20:46:49

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sfxmum Sun 02-Oct-11 21:00:22

yes please come up and tell us, and Drury Lane is not scary should be full of nice people for the same purpose as yougrin

madhattershouse Sun 02-Oct-11 21:02:25

envy Can't go but would love to!!

bubby64 Sun 02-Oct-11 21:03:12

I'd come like a shot if I had a ticket, very envy. London is quite easy to get around, and I'm sure all the other Pratchett fans will be very friendly.smile

foxtrottango Sun 02-Oct-11 22:28:05

I can't wait. It will be a sad occasion as I have been a fan for many years and have gone to lots of events to see him. I can't help worrying about what the future holds for him.

I am nervous as I have been housebound since July due to an injury, I've barely left the house, I've just started going out more and getting my confidence back but this seems like a big step! I've booked a first class rail ticket (as a treat and it was fairly cheap) so that I feel nice and comfortable. I'm staying with my brother but he lives miles from the centre of London so I will have to get into town and out on my own on the night. I'm quite excited as it's a bit of an adventure smile.

I didn't even know it was happening till I saw it randomly the other day, I saw it and booked it immediately which is very unlike me, even 2 weeks notice seems a bit short! However, sadly, it may be the last chance I get to see him so I can't miss it.

I'll definitely come back and let you know how it went, so excited. Wish I could take you all with me now grin

BeerTricksPotter Sun 02-Oct-11 22:34:22

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toboldlygo Sun 02-Oct-11 23:56:49

Super envy, I hope you have a nice time. smile

I have just ordered an Unseen University hoodie to console myself. grin

foxtrottango Mon 03-Oct-11 10:01:42

Oooh, I've seen those smile. Would love one but I think I've reached my Pratchett quota this month grin

TastesLikePanda Mon 03-Oct-11 22:15:40

Toboldlygo... where did you order your unseen university hoodie from? It sounds like a perfect present for me a Pratchett fan that I know...

<apologies for thread hijack>

toboldlygo Mon 03-Oct-11 22:44:24

http://www.paulkidby.com/tshirts/college-1.html

smile

toboldlygo Mon 03-Oct-11 22:44:43

Try again: www.paulkidby.com/tshirts/college-1.html

TastesLikePanda Mon 03-Oct-11 23:10:46

OOh thanks muchly TBG! Please ignore that rambling PM I sent you... blush

foxtrottango Wed 19-Oct-11 11:17:41

well, I made it, I said I'd let people know how it went so here goes!

I got myself down to London (proud). After not really leaving the house for five months I'm so pleased I did it, has done my confidence no end of good!!
The show was good but seemed very short as time flew! Terry was very funny and I learned a lot. I did manage to meet up with some very friendly people so I wasn't entirely on my own.

I had a lovely wander round Covent Garden and discovered that my navigation skills are shocking! I had to resort to taking a photo of one of the map boards on my phone so I could constantly refer to it smile

I did enjoy myself and I'm very pleased I got to see it but (and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this) I think £45 per ticket may have been a touch overpriced and I'm a massive fan.

Arfurnoozingbrain Wed 19-Oct-11 11:21:57

massive fan here, and I'm glad to went smile
Did you see him being interviewed on breakfast TV this morning?
It made me well up a tiny bit.

Arfurnoozingbrain Wed 19-Oct-11 11:22:22

YOU not to

FearTricksPotter Wed 19-Oct-11 11:23:43

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Arfurnoozingbrain Wed 19-Oct-11 11:24:20

love those hoodies smile

foxtrottango Wed 19-Oct-11 11:47:37

I didn't make it up in time for breakfast anything this morning blush. I welled up at the end of the show. His wit was as sharp as ever though, he was highly entertaining.

I've just gone back to work this week after 5 months off so it feels like everything is finally getting back to normal. It would have taken a big motivator to get me to make such a journey and luckily one came along smile. Feeling a lot less 'weak' iyswim. Feel like I'm getting back to my usual self smile

sfxmum Mon 24-Oct-11 15:11:42

hi foxtrot thanks for coming back and letting us know how it went, it sounds like you had a lovely time smile

sfxmum Mon 24-Oct-11 18:34:40

thought some of you might like this

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