Today is a day of celebration – and a day of a little bit of sadness, I guess. LLL opened in preview on the 22nd of September. And after twelve and a half weeks (or about 100 performances), the play is closing tonight, 18th of December. As we all know, that is quite a feat for the performers – eight shows a week, sometimes twice a day. Mr A gave it his all – even extending his performance with his own little side-show, so to speak, the
almost nightly stage door appearance, to greet his well-wishers from far and wide. I’m sending a last “break a leg” his way for tonight’s ultimate performance, with many thanks.
luckily I am a little bit more articulate when I am *writing* my thanks to you. As opposed to the stage door, where all I could manage in the approx. 5 seconds
my playbill I had your attention, was a mumbled, fumbled and highly unoriginal “that was a great performance, thank you”. I would have liked to be more specific – expressed my admiration for your physical acting, distinguishing the three ages of your role so clearly and brilliantly, yet keeping the character still discernibly ‘Kenneth’; for your comic abilities, which are clearly there, even though you don’t seem to think so; for choosing a role in a play that threw up lots of questions and sparked debate. Your stamina and consistency never seem to waver, and I can only congratulate you on the professionalism with which you approach everything you do. You are a true performer, at home on stage as much as on the screen, and seeing you live on stage was yet another priceless treat in my journey as a fan. And please also accept my thanks for having the ability to attract many wonderful people as fans – who have contributed to the experience of seeing you on stage with their hospitality, generosity and readiness to help. You deserve the praise – and the now upcoming break. Well done, thank you and much love,
Before we get to today’s raffle prize, it’s time to determine the winner of yesterday’s full set of my shrine postcards and Hariclea’s chocolate. Let me just precede the announcement by saying how surprised I was that those cards received so much attention (and kind praise) from you! Thank you ❤️. Hence I spontaneously decided to put another set in the raffle, for a second winner. The great news is, that Hariclea actually got carried away when she was shopping all those Thornton chocolates, so there will be a tray of chocolates for the second winner, too. Those two winners are… Gratiana and Valsgal1999. Congratulations! Please send me your addresses (e-mail me at guylty(at)photographer(dot)net) and I will get your prizes on their way to you tout de suite, as well as passing it on to Hariclea so she can send you the chocolates. (For draw protocol click on the seal.)
Ok, this out of the way, let’s celebrate the day with a raffle straight from LLL. While I was in New York, I took the opportunity to pick up several playbills as souvenirs. Today’s raffle is for 1 unsigned playbill, complete with the supplementary ad (to the right of playbill in photo below) that bears the LLL poster, as well as the flyer for LLL (to the left of playbill).
1 (unsigned) Playbill & Flyers
Since that is not really that big a prize, I have teamed up with Obscura who is supplementing today’s raffle with a truly unique, fun gift. Before I reveal it, here’s the story of its genesis: Obscura posted a picture on Twitter with a homemade advent calendar that puts the concept upside-down. Instead of *taking* a present from the calendar every day, Obscura’s Christmas tree-shaped advent calendar has to be populated with a new decoration every day. I jokingly commented, “We should have custom-made countdown calendars for Armitage events (premieres, finales) – & populate them with pretty pics”. Sure enough, Obscura immediately ran to the felt box and spontaneously created such a “Countdown Calendar”. Expect some *cheeky* fun…
and 1 RA Countdown Calendar
This is the “Peachy Keen RA Countdown Calendar” – The green gumdrops are not affixed but included for the winner to personalize with fave pics. This will go into the raffle together with the playbill. All we need now, is another project to count down to. Long-overdue release of Urban and the Shed Crew?
Irish Premiere of Pilgrimage? Brain on Fire in cinemas?
To enter the raffle for the playbill set + RA countdown calendar, leave a comment on this post. The raffle is open for the next 21 hours and finishes at 7am GMT tomorrow, December 19, 2016. (Shorter response time again, as I am transitioning back to a week day.)
Recap and small print: Raffle for 1 playbill set (LLL playbill unsigned + 2 flyers) + Obscura’s RA Countdown Calendar, open to all until 7am GMT Dec 19, 2016. The raffle items will be sent anywhere in the world, no P&P costs either. The winner’s address will be passed on to Obscura to facilitate despatch of the calendar. To enter the raffle, just a leave a comment below. Winner to be announced in Day 7 post of 12DX, tomorrow.
Love and best of luck to you all!