Sweeney Todd in Chichester a few years back. Stephen Sondheim and Charles Hart. Spoke to SS at the interval and shook his hand... Flirted a bit with the lovely CH and told him he was my second Musical Theatre Hero spotted that night. ""Who's the first?" he asked. I told him, and he went to seek him out...
Mark Gatiss and Amanda Abbington at Les Liaisons Dangerous Saturday matinee, supporting Sherlock co-star Una Stubbs. According to his twitter Mark made a day of it and went to Nell Gwyn later as well...(he looked terribly dapper and handsome I must say...)
I was very fortunate to go to the Book of Mormon premiere and was sat in a box closest to the stage. As I'd already seen the show I thoroughly enjoyed people watching in the audience. There were too many names to mention but I did get to chat to Matt Stone and Trey Parker, got a wave from Graham Norton and a smile from Kate Winslet. My friend was fan girling over the cast of downton abbey and of Damien Lewis.
Others I've been sat in front of Brian may in WWRY, next to Bryn Terfyl in Sweeney Todd (Staunton and Ball version).
Post by mattcheapseats on Feb 19, 2016 10:35:18 GMT
I went to see Spamalot very early in it's Broadway run and one person in the audience kept laughing in really odd places... couldn't work out who it was but afterward we went to the stage door and the guy my (now) wife was stood next to mentioned the same thing, paused then went "there he is... John f-ing Goodman laughing at all his mates!". Cary Ewles was in the audience that night too.
Elsewhere I attend most every Chichester press night and there are generally a few recognisable faces not associated with the particular show about, Julian Glover for one.
Some of my past encounters with the famous -lost in the old forum.
Sitting next to: Tim McMullan, Suranne Jones Sitting behind: Matthew Horne Sitting in front of: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard Sitting opposite: Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi Passing in the foyer or elsewhere in the theatre: Alan Rickman, Graham Norton, Iain Glen, David Walliams, Andrew Scott, Jack Black, Nicole, Kidman, Daniel Evans, Dominic Cooper, Rupert Grint, Shaun Dingwall, Tobias Menzies, Keeley Hawes ,tbc.