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As Iain Glen is my ultimate guy I was mega excited to discover he was treading the boards on the London stage again at the Old Vic but also alongside another of my faves Alexander Vlahos (Mordred in Merlin). Reviews for this show looked fantastic and as I hadn’t been to see show for a while I was really looking forward to it.’ Glen gives a leading performance of pain, intelligence and great technical AVFF14-2accomplishment, while the rest of a strong cast includes Alexander Vlahos as the priggish new husband, a government official, and a fussing housekeeper.’

Unfortunately he pulled out of the show towards the end of the run due to illness so my excitement was crushed. No one knows the nature of his illness but I really hope he recovers very soon.

Luckily I had my second reason for going Alexander!

The show was fantastic even without Iain. Our seats were originally in the balcony but we were moved to stalls in the middle – a much better view. The story was easy to follow and everyone played their part well. I was totally gutted that Iain wasn’t there but was still really glad I saw it. The understudy did a great job as Iain’s replacement.  AVFF14-4


Meeting Alexander was a great experience. He is a very approachable and friendly guy. My mate and I had only been standing at the stage door a few moments and he practically bounced out of the theatre door. I had asked my mate to take a few photos of us talking and together and for reasons I can’t explain he decided to dart around Alex taking photos like some kind of paparazzi guy. Alex said to me ‘Who’s this guy’ and I laughed and said that that’s mate. I don’t know why he’s acting like that I only asked him to take a couple of photos for me. We both laughed.

I had written him a letter telling him about the website I was building for him to support his career and I know he is a Doctor Who fan so I had bought him a mug with a tardis in it and on it. He was very sweet and thanked me for my gift and said he would open it when he got home. AVFF14-8

I told I him I loved the play and how great it was to see him on the stage. I asked if he would mind signing a couple of things for me. My Fortune’s Fool poster and we had a few photos together. By this time there were another couple of girls waiting for him. I recognised them from the stage door at Mojo. He said he looked forwarded to seeing the website when it was complete and thanked me again for coming to see the show.

The following evening I had this gorgeous tweet from him saying thank you for the gift and coming to the show. He took a photo of himself holding my mug! Bless.


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