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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Is there a Doctor in the house?

Magnet #293 - David Tennant's Hamlet

Alas, 'twas not to be.

Surely by now, wherever you are across the globe, you've heard my whimpering over the news that David Tennant's in hospital, going in for back surgery today. I wish him all the glitter in the world, and hope they give him the good drugs upon his recovery. Truly, I do.

If we've learned anything about him in the last few years, we know he's probably in lots of pain superupset with himself that he's having to miss half of the RSC's Hamlet run in London. And, he's probably superduperupset over disappointing all the superduperupset ticketholders and travellers from afar.

It's kinda crazy because the hubbub is all about him missing performances and "gutting" all those ticketholders. Where are the fangurls worried about the man himself? The guy's going into surgery, for goodness sake! He can't help it!


As for me, I'll admit that my ticket for next Thursday's performance was a big part of my reason for going to London again. Otherwise, I probably would have held off on another visit until say, the 2012 Olympics. But, it's London, so this trip is still gonna be superduperawesome without David Tennant signing this magnet. And look, I don't have to fight any crowds or wait huddled in the cold!

Of course, I was sort of counting on he and Patrick Stewart to make me love Hamlet, instead of hating it. But, no matter. It's the RSC - the production will still blow me away. And judging by the reviews so far, Edward Bennett has acquitted himself pretty well, so I'm still very much looking forward to seeing the show anyway.

In the meantime, best wishes for a speedy recovery, David.
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G said...

Awww, our brave voyager. But hey! It's London! During the holidays! And Captain Picard! It'll be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

You're a trooper! I hope the wee doctor appreciates you. The trip is still going to be a blast.

julie said...

again i ask... rehab?

just saying... in any case i love this doctor but hamlet is always good. you're still going to london so just enjoy it.

joy said...

No, to the rehab. I refuse to believe it. My boss thinks it's a scam, too. He would *never* do that, I swear!!!

Yes, yes, Captain Picard! And I still get a Q&A session after the perf, so that'll be awesome.

Kara said...

I'm glad you're still going. Maybe you'll luck out and he'll be in the audience watching - back brace and all!!