Sunday, August 02, 2015

"The Elephant Man" - Bradley Cooper

Wednesday 29th July

My day began like any other day.  The alarm went off early and as I leaned over to switch it off, I realized today wasn't going to be an ordinary groundhog day. ;)  Today is my birthday. Wednesday 29th July. I'd been waiting for this day to arrive, for today is the day I go to london to see the long awaited play "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance. It starred Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola and it was directed by Scott Ellis.  The show venue was at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

It was the first time I have ever visited the theatre which was build in 1720 by John Potter. It cost just £1500. A truly beautiful theatre.  :)

I was thrilled to bits when i managed to purchase my ticket as I felt quite down that the show was in New York and I never thought in a million years that I would ever get to see it! Both of my daughters and my ex had spent a week in New York and I rember feeling quite jealous that they were there during the time "The Elephant Man" was showing.  However they did not see the show, as they're not huge fans of Bradley Cooper....not like me. ;)  I admire his acting.ability.  He's a very good and versatile actor and I admire his work. I am so glad to say, he, or the cast, did not disappoint me on my birthday. The play was very moving and I cried!!! ;)

My friend Anita arrived in the morning and we both made our way to the Peterborough railway station, where we caught the train to London for the day. It was a pleasant journey. LOL the journey seemed to go so quickly, as we'd both chatted for the entire journey to London. It is roughly about a 50 minutes journey. :)

We enjoyed ourselves browsing through the streets of London.  We both ended up sitting in a little restaurant in Soho, called the Jackson & Rye. It was very pleasant.  We ate steak and frys with wine. I enjoyed a very nice cheese cake afterwards.

I felt rather relaxed as I chatted away to the gentleman sitting next to me.  He was visiting the UK from Australia. He told us how much he'd enjoyed his visit to England. :)

We eventually made our way to the theatre, however we arrived about an hour eary.  We decided to pop up the road for a cocktail before making our way back to the theatre.

I was seated in the Royal Circle, row A, Seat 29 for my birth date of the 29th!  Not bad at all.  I had an extremely good view of the stage....and Bradley Cooper. Not only did i have a good view of Bradley Cooper, there was another suprise guest at the event. Surprise, surprise, it was Brad Pitt, who sat just below me in the theatre  I had a good view of Brad Pitt too. ;)

I remember watching the film "The Elephant Man" a number of years ago. It starred the fabulous actor John Hurt. It tells the story of John Merrick who was an Englishman from Leicester The story.

After the show ended, Anita and I went to the back of the theatre in order to catch a glimpse of Bradley Cooper.  I was a bit disappointed as i managed to get a really blurry picture of him!  LOL ah but i have my good memories.  I stood about 8 inches away from him. ;)

All in all I had a super day and a tiring journey home. I actually fell into bed when I reached home. :D

SmileyRoseFrances x

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