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David Tennant plays Hamlet at Stratford.

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DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:00

But will I get to see him? Not on your nelly! 3 days ago, the RSC website was saying the tickets were not on general sale yet. Today, they are saying all the performances (well all the performances I clicked on anyway) are fully booked.

Why on earth do RSC members want to see Dr Who playing Hamlet? Boo hoo! Not fair!

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Marina · 16/05/2008 22:01

RSC members do know about e-bay though DG

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:02

Oh really? Sods.

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cheesesarnie · 16/05/2008 22:03

i dont actually fancy him much but imagine he'd be darn sexy playing hamlet

expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:04

I'd rather have my blood sucked out by leeches.

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:05

Gosh you are right. A couple of tickets have already generated 24 bids and the price is £225.

Oh well, think again for our wedding anniversary.

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DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:06

Expat! What are you doing here?

You are the sort of woman who has to look at road accidents aren't you?!

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jura · 16/05/2008 22:07

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expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:07

You were NOT going to drag your husband to see that 36-year-old jessie boy wet girl's blouse try to play Hamlet for your anniversary, were you?

expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:07

Jude Law as Hamlet?

Get outta town!

What next, Jessica Simpson as Lady Macbeth?

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:09

Either that or for dh's birthday which is a fortnight later..... But then I thought, buying the man tickets to see one of his rivals sexing up the role of Hamlet might have been a tad tactless.

But quite ok for our wedding anniversary!

Jude Law doesn't do it for me jura. Too pretty.

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expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:09

How can he be a rival when he's a eunuch, DG ?

cheesesarnie · 16/05/2008 22:10

i think russel brand would make fab hamlet

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:11

I can tell you, dh would not be complaining when we got home!

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Marina · 16/05/2008 22:12

jura, I think it is "fat and scant of breath" not "fat and scant of hair" (allegedly). So who else is in it? (Does she care?)
Who wants to hear a nice Jude Law story? His mum and dad still do some directing etc at the amateur theatre where it all started for little Jude (I was in panto with him in 1980). He was there for his dad's latest production's opening night apparently
His mum and dad were (and I am sure still are) lovely

pointydog · 16/05/2008 22:13

I knew expat would be here

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:14

Me too pointydog. What is it about her that makes her come running when David is mentioned?

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expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:15

he might be if you paid over £225 to see some wet willy trying to be Hamlet.

i paid £150 to watch Nigel Hawthorne play King Lear years ago, but at least he was a real actor.

he was worth every penny!

pointydog · 16/05/2008 22:16

What do you think would happen to expat if 20 mnetters all started threads on David Tennant at the same time?

I think smoke would come out of her madly tapping fingertips.

jura · 16/05/2008 22:17

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DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:17

Oh yeah I agree, I was not planning on spending a penny over £muffle muffle muffle to see him. And there are many I would pay more to see.

But you have got to admit, it would have been a fab anniversary for me if I could have arranged it.

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expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:18

i'd puke all over my laptop.

DumbledoresGirl · 16/05/2008 22:18

LOL (literally) pointydog.

Oh the temptation......

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gizmo · 16/05/2008 22:20

I'm afraid tickets have been available since Oct, DG, and were pounced on early by the sci fi contingent (dream combo of DW and Star Trek's Patrick Stewart, doncha know). But I spoke to the box office yesterday and they are getting returns fairly frequently, you just have to be persistent in ringing them and flexible in what you're prepared to accept.

expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:22

He's going to set the Shakespearean world on fire!

It makes sense he and Jude are playing him, though. I mean, women like Sarah Bernhardt and Asta Nielsen have played Hamlet, as well as a number of gay men.

expatinscotland · 16/05/2008 22:23

I saw Patrick Stewart play King Lear, too.


But again, he's actually a real actor.

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