Friday, May 11, 2012

more tours, torrential downpour, and the good kind of bellyache.

Today was the tour of the National Theatre, which intrigued me so much more than I anticipated. We sat inside two of the three different theaters in the building while a tour guide enlightened us with interesting facts about the stages and lighting and sets. We learned about revolving stages and secret storage spaces above, below, behind, and to the sides of the stages. We toured the set workshop--you know, the place where they build the massive and elaborate sets and props you see on broadway. I was blown away at the things they have the ability to do.

Next, Hadley and Caroline and I ventured out into the dismal weather to take a few pictures. You don't get to see them quite yet. They're coming. :) Towards the end of our shoot, we were met by the heaviest downpour we've experienced yet. By the time we got home, we were soaking wet and sticky from the humidity.

Tonight we saw One Man, Two Guvnors, put on by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Within the first few minutes, my abs ached from laughing so hard. I love a good comedy! It was the kind of humor you'd find in the Tobler home--quick and witty. Although he first act was absolutely hilarious, the second act was pretty darn sketchy. Everyone says it's just part of London theatre... but I draw the line when the pants come down, nonetheless.

Poor lighting, but this is at the theatre where we attended One Man, Two Guvnors.

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