Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Andy's Perfect Start To 2011
Back in November I started to think about the new year and as it drew closer I thought what better way to start 2011 than with another trip to Oz. So I logged on to Ticketmaster and managed to secure an excellent seat in Row E of the stalls.
What I hadn’t actually thought of was how I might feel on the morning of Jan 1st. My plans for a sober night didn’t quite work out but I somehow managed to drag myself out of bed and get myself on the road to London. Thankfully I seemed to feel better as the day went on and by the time I approached the Apollo Victoria I was too excited to feel ill.
It was another superb show with the full cast present. I wont go into great detail as I know I’ve said it all before but even now I’m picking up new amazing things that Rachel brings to the role of Elphaba,
Her acting during ‘Loathing’ is nothing short of sensational. I was in stitches as she flicked her glasses up and down, went cross eyed and stuck her tongue out at Glinda, who was prancing around with her Shiz classmates on the other side of the stage.
It also has to be said that she has really perfected the wicked witch laugh, it’s enough to give you nightmares lol.
I braved the cold after the show to meet Rachel at the stage door and she was as lovely as always and was kind enough to chat with me for some time despite the freezing temperatures.
I didn’t get a picture because I forgot my camera and the one on my phone is rubbish but trust me when I say she looked incredible. Particularly loving the boots and hat Rachel.
She did inform me of some exciting news that she is having a professional official website set up and it should go live later this month. She was almost apologetic because I think she felt David and I might be disappointed but Rachel is a superstar now and really should have her own site. I can’t wait to see it and will of course add a prominent link on the blog.
Don’t panic, the blog will continue to run as David and I enjoy showing our support to such a special lady and interacting with her equally special fans, but now you’ll have 2 excellent sources of information to keep up to date with everything Rachel. She still reads the blog regularly and actually commented on the ‘Accelerator’ clip that I’d only posted earlier that day.
Going to Wicked and meeting Rachel was the perfect start to 2011 and I’m already looking forward to my next trip which I’m hoping will be sometime in February.