So...we decided this would be our splurge and we ordered the tickets online a few days before. We got a last minute "deal" for £40. They were seats that Theatre Monkey said were "you get what you pay for" and not that great. Turns out ---they were Dress Circle seats and the weren't even restricted view! Seemed pretty amazing from where we were sitting.
|Picture from Book of Mormon site|
Book of Mormon is incredible ---it's HILARIOUS! I cannot believe that it hasn't become a major religious controversy. Apparently it also appeals to people of the Mormon faith (but I can't see how, since it seemed to be mocking it the whole time!). Definitely a must-see!
On our random walk around London a few hours before the Book of Mormon matinee, we walked down Haymarket street. Dayna stopped suddenly. There was a massive poster in front of the Royal Haymarket Theatre that looked like this:
|Picture from Royal Haymarket Theatre site|
Dayna said "Oh, wow that's Fatal Attraction!" and I said, "What's that?!" No, I haven't seen the film, but I definitely will now. Yes, that's Kristin Davis who is Charlotte on Sex and the City, Natascha McElhone, who is Karen on Californication and Mark Bazeley, who played in The Bourne Ultimatum and The Queen. Star-studded cast ACTING LIVE.
Dayna jokingly said, "We should see two shows and catch the evening one." I laughed and said the tickets were probably £100! Then, I remembered that Kat said she had been to the theatre a few times for under 20 quid, an hour before the show. However, we were a good EIGHT hours before the show, so I was sure they'd still be full price.
You won't believe this.
We got FRONT ROW CENTRE seats for £15! We were TWO FEET away from Kristin Davis. We could see all of the actors' facial expressions. We could see that the wine looked fake, but the blood looked real. THAT close.
I LOVE London. I love it so much. One of the most incredible experiences, ever.