April 7th, 2019.
(NOTE : NOW UPDATED WITH WINNERS - further below)
Well… it’s that time of year again : the first of two theatre-related events I try to get to in order to take photos, and desperately not feel like an uncultured heathen because I don’t know anyone from the world of theatre. I’d like to say I watched at least one play in the past 12 months… but I suspect that I can’t without lying. I listened to the soundtrack of “Shakespeare In Love” at least once, though, if that helps.
Here’s how it went down.
So… that was that. Until, uh…. sometime tomorrow(ish) when I find out who actually WON Olivier Awards and I go scurrying to find out whether I actually photographed them accidentally among the heaving throngs of people on the red carpet who haven’t been in movies and who WEREN’T shouted at by dealers in my vicinity.
UPDATE : I’ve now trawled through the approximately 2000 photos I took on the afternoon and had a look for anyone who might have won an Olivier Award on the night. (You’d think the official website might have a pictorial winners gallery, but what it has is a dizzying auto-revolving carousel that you need to manually scroll through one by one and whose names can not be copy-pasted, which somewhat less than helpful..)
So… that was that. And if I never have to look at another official Oliviers Website with a rotating carousel of sporadically unlabelled winners that occasionally only goes one-direction, it’ll be too soon. Lift your game, Oliviers - you may know theatre, but that’s not how an ART GALLERY works.
Anyway, until next time, which probably won’t be an Avengers Endgame Event in London (unless of course it IS) because Disney can’t be assed to fly more than three or five people from a cast/poster containing about two dozen people to show about 20 minutes of footage from a 3 hour movie to promote their film and invite only their closest friends and a few lucky fans to see it and tweet about it. I already forget what the movie is called - the prior one was two and a half hours long and BORING whenever its tone wasn’t completely bipolar.