So a mix of bits and pieces to end the week. First up, hey, remember when me and Evil Alex and some other people went to see the final performance of Avenue Q
at the Noël Coward Theatre last year? Only it wasn't the final performance after all 'cause it then re-opened at the Gielgud. Well, this year, me and Evil Alex and a different combination of people are going to see the final performance of Avenue Q
at the Gielgud on the 13th of March, as it's having to move out to make way for Hair
. Of course, it couldn't happen again, could it?... Avenue Q will re-open a few days later at Wyndham's.
Which is round the back of the Noël Coward where it started out. I did say last time I saw the show that it was starting to feel a bit dated, so I hope it doesn't end up overstaying its welcome in the West End. On the other hand, I wonder how long it would take AQ
to make its way around every bloody West End theatre? Go on, give it a go.
Of course that trip to the Gielgud last month was my last seeing Daniel Boys as Princeton/Rod; he's leaving at the end of this month so by the time we watch the show bid farewell to its second home there'll be another leading man in place. And I'll be watching the show for the 10th time, which even for my favourite musical may be pushing things a bit. (Happily we'll once again be taking a newbie with us, which always makes it more enjoyable as you can see the show through their eyes like we did with aka_kelly
last year.) And with D-Boys gone from the Avenue hopefully he'll be in something else worth seeing soon (with a new Wicked
lineup coming up in Spring he's been rumoured as Fiyero, but he denied that on his Twitter.)
Meanwhile I haven't bought the Gay Times
for many a year but I may have to make an exception for the upcoming February issue, out next week. It's a "Hot TV" special so what's on the cover?
Yes, it's been photoshopped to buggery, especially poor Lenora who's basically had a different face drawn in crayon over her own, but still, another cover for Being Human
! Plus Tovey! Toes! Tovey toes!
And if Russell appears to have turned ginger in the above photo, it's nothing compared to what's happened to him in this still that's been released from Sunday's upcoming episode:
My guess? Based on some other stills they've released, I'm guessing Annie makes a disastrous attempt at a makeover to cheer them up after both their romances went wrong.
Have a good weekend everyone and remember, don't have nightmares (about Tovey's catastrophic new 'do.)