June 1st, 2011

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Mr Scott is coming to town (well, the National)



Photo credit: http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/840373-sherlock-actor-andrew-scott-tenderness-is-more-interesting-than-blatant-sexuality

After banging Benedict's drum for a long time, it is now time to turn our attention to Andrew Scott, who plays Jim Moriarty in Sherlock. Following in the footsteps of Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott will be opening at the National this month (June 2011) in the National's production of Ibsen's Emperor and Galilean.

For full details follow the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/64481/productions/emperor-and-galilean.html

The production has its first preview on Thursday 9 June, with its press night on Wednesday 15 June. After Andrew Scott's outstanding performance in Design for Living at the Old Vic last year, I for one cannot wait to see Andrew in this. I have bought my tickets in and I can't wait!

I will try and keep up with breaking news about this production and I will try and feature all the articles here.
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Sherlock Holmes Statue, Baker Street Station



These are my photos - no use of them is permitted without prior permission.

Another in my series of "bringing London to the non-London based and overseas contingent". So far I have done Speedys, The Sherlock Holmes Pub, and Baker Street Station. I am now moving onto the Sherlock Holmes Statue in London, which is just outside Baker Street Tube Station.

The statue was commissioned by the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.





Photographer: Rakshita Patel

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Wicked Witch of the West

My inspiration!



Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MargaretHamiltoninTheWizardOfOz.jpg

Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:

"The Wicked Witch of the West is a character and the main antagonist in the fictional land Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

In the 1939 feature film "The Wizard of Oz", Margaret Hamilton plays the Wicked Witch of the West as a stooped, green-skinned witch, dressed in a long black dress with a black pointed hat. This representation of the Wicked Witch has become a standard for what witches look like and an archetype for human wickedness.

While this relationship is not mentioned in Baum's books, in the movie, the Witch is the "sister" of the Wicked Witch of the East, who is killed when Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz. As a result, the Wicked Witch of the West's role is made more prominent as she seeks revenge against Dorothy for killing her sister."

To read more about the Wicked Witch of the West follow the link:
http://www.empireonline.com/100-greatest-movie-characters/default.asp?c=90
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PJ's Art: Sibling Rivalry - Mycroft and Sherlock

Today's art from PJ is on the subject of sibling rivalry.



Artist: panijeziora

Mycroft to Sherlock:
"We have more in common than you like to believe. This petty feud between us is simply childish. People will suffer. And you know how it always upset Mummy."

Mycroft to John:
"He (Sherlock) has always been so resentful. You can imagine the Christmas dinners!".

- A Study in Pink, Sherlock

I have begun to describe A Study in Pink, The Blind Banker and The Great Game as "New Canon"!
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Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Open Day - Sunday 12 June 2011

One for the non-Londoners!





Credit: RSC website

Cut and pasted from an email from the RSC:

"Open Day - Sunday 12 June

Join us as we throw open our doors for the first Open Day in our transformed theatres and celebrate 50 years of the RSC.

Open Day is a unique opportunity for you to see behind the scenes and find out more about the world of theatre making.

There are a range of free and paid for events taking place throughout the day. Ticketed events can be booked in advance online, by calling the RSC Box Office or in person at the Theatre. There is an allocation of tickets for all events available on the day."

For more details, follow the link:
http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/events/open-day/

I am going!