If you were anywhere near this kind of thing again, you could have called, you could have talked to me.
Flirting at 221B
Cutiebatch VS Sexybatch part 2
OMG, he’s so adorable…. and sexy, Great gifs!
SHERLOCK: I think I’ll surprise John. He’ll be delighted!
MYCROFT: You think so?
SHERLOCK: Hmm. I’ll pop into Baker Street. Who knows – jump out of a cake.
MYCROFT: Baker Street? He isn’t there any more.
(Sherlock looks surprised.)
MYCROFT: Why would he be? It’s been two years. He’s got on with his life.
SHERLOCK: What life? I’ve been away. +
On set with the fabulous cast of Sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch at the launch of The Deep exhibition at the Natural History Museum in 2010
I love his facial expressions in these. Open in new tab for high res.
Fourth Barbican Post: How to get there
The good news is that Barbican has its own tube station. The station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, so getting there is not a problem. The bad news is that Barbican is not only the theatre, it’s a whole estate (see second picture). So, if you ask anyone how to get to the Barbican, they will smile at you, and they’ll tell you that all that you see getting out of the tube station is the Barbican. (Yes, that’s exactly what happened to semioticsofdeduction and me)
Here’s what you have to do: across the street is Beech Street, the one that looks like a tunnel. That’s the way you have to go. On the other side of the tunnel you walk up to the next corner. That’s Silk Street. Turn right and now you should see the Bs from the first picture and the glass roofs that frame the Barbican theatre’s fly tower. That’s the entrance. (On the left of it, you’ll find the very nice stage door) Go through the hallway and behind the glass doors you’ll see the counter where you’ll get your tickets and to the left the entrance to the theatre.
That’s it, that was my last post about the theatre. If you can, do yourself a favour and explore the Barbican Centre a little bit. It’s a great space for the arts. It has cinemas, restaurants, a concert hall, two theatres and a library. We were at Digital Revolution, a wonderful exhibition, but it sadly ends September 14th. As always, if you have any questions, ask away.
Third Barbican Post: The Stage
A look at the stage of the Barbican theatre as you seldom see it: empty and with all the open sidewings, where everything is stored for the plays. The space above the stage, the fly tower, is 39 meters high and a beautiful roof garden was build around it to hide it.
The first picture shows you the curtain/barrier as the actors see it on stage. Not as pretty as our side.
Then we have 5 pictures of the stage and all its different spaces followed by one that looks up into the (newly computerized) fly system. 39 meters, guys!
Second last picture is the space under the stage. This used to be the orchestra pit and it can be opened and used for the plays.
The last one is the work space of the prompter, the person that has to help if/when an actor forgets his lines… yeah.
Of course all of this will look completely different, when we all get to see it next year and lots of people will work many many hours to create the illusion. I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish!
Second Barbican Post: Backstage
First picture has to be of course the stage door. Julian was very excited about it during Hamlet, but we had to tell him that sadly, and for the better, BC won’t be doing it.
The Barbican is a labyrinth, and 80% of it is underground. The stage Door is at level F, the stage at level B and level A is the deepest.
The dressing rooms are on stage level. They are very plain and the same for everyone, the only difference being, that the “star” dressing room has a shower in it.
The room with the tables is Barbican’s famous “Green Room”, that’s the room where the actors wait before and during the performance. The bad news for our favourite actor is that smoking is forbidden in the whole building.
First Barbican Post
As I told you yesterday semioticsofdeduction and I did the Hidden Barbican Tour with the wondeful Julian Fox, the keeper of Barbican’s stage door. And since we learned so many interesting things and were allowed to take pictures, I will do a few posts about it this week.
Because of reasons, I’ll start with the auditorium. I tried to take as many different angles as possible, so that you guys get an overview. It was designed by the Royal Shakespear Company and it has 1.156 seats. The RSC wanted the audience to be near and so no seat is further afar than 21 meters. The camera makes it look bigger. When Julian opened the curtain, we were all surprised at how close everything is. It has no centre aisle, but every row has a door on each side. Every little light on the side walls demarcates a door.
In the first three pictures of the auditorium you can see the stalls, and the next ones show you the circle, the upper circle and the gallery. I don’t know if you can see it, but the higher the seatings the nearer to the stage they are build. The upper circle overlaps the circle and the same happens to the gallery.
Julian told us the the seats have been voted by the audience as the most comfortable ones in London. And the curtain is not a curtain. It is a silver metal barier that disappears up and down. So the line that you see on the last pic is not the stage line, it’s just the separation line of the curtain. The stage is lower.
That’s it for today. Way to much information, I know, but it was such a great experience to get to know all this. If you have any questions, ask away.
Cumbercupcake: The ice bucket is ready!! Where are u Ben? :D