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Third Star - Friday
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
This photo of Benedict is simply heart-breaking ...



Photographer: Jamie Stoker
Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-photos/

Third Star opening nationwide in the UK today
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Go Benedict!



Photo credit: http://thirdstarfilm.com/

In London, it is showing at the Empire, Leicester Square.

Check out the reviews of the film here:
http://benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-reviews.html

Thank you gozadreams!

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London - Thursday 19 May 2011
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


Yesterday, for the first time, I went to a couple of events run by The Sherlock Holmes Society of London (both events were part of the weekend of Sherlockian events in London in celebration of the Society's 60th anniversary). Yesterday was tea on the Terrace of the House of Lords and the Society's Annual General Meeting at the Savage Club.

I met Jonathan, the Chairman, and David, the Membership Secretary, for the first time in person, and re-acquainted myself with Guy, the President, and Roger, the Editor. And I got to meet a wide range of the Society's members both from the UK and overseas (there is a big American contingent over for the weekend). Everyone was lovely and charming and I really enjoyed the company, making new friends, and talking about Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, "Sherlock", and Benedict.

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London - highly highly recommended!

Follow the link and join now!:
http://www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk/

Frankenstein, National Theatre
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Old news now but I have belatedly realised that I do not have this photo on the community:



Photographer: Andrew Crowley
Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/frankenstein-photoshoot/

Key highlights of the production were:

- Danny Boyle directing and returning to the stage after too many years away
- Benedict and Jonny alternating the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature
- Underworld doing the music
- the venue being the Olivier at the National. The National is my favourite theatre in London and the Olivier is its biggest stage so it was spectacular!!!

Key articles:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/jan/17/a-monster-role-frankenstein-danny-boyle
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-features/8274573/Frankenstein-at-the-National-Theatre-Is-there-a-Doctor-in-the-house.html

London Road, National Theatre, extended to 27 August
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Photographer: Helen Warner
Photo credit: http://images.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3512:london-road-national-theatre-reviews&Itemid=27

From the National Theatre:

“Following an exceptional response from audiences and critics, including nine 5 star reviews, London Road’s run in the Cottesloe has now been extended to 27 August.”

HOORAY!!!

Benedict as Creature, Frankenstein, National Theatre
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
I have randomly decided that this photo deserves its own post!

Heart-breaking!



Photographer: Geraint Lewis
Photo credit: http://geraint-lewis.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/FRANKENSTEIN/G00001l05vyhfXFk/I0000bip8xZcflnw

Benedict as Creature was one of THE most impressive performances/amazing things I had seen on the London stage in over 20 years of hacking around London theatre. Purely off the back of his performance as Creature, the first time I saw it, I upgraded my membership level at the National Theatre to become a Patron.

Third Star Rehearsal Photo
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
This photo deserves to be on the community!



Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-photos/