The Doctor as Hamlet is Making Me Wait!

24 Jan

If this is not your first time to visit my blog, then you’ve been privy with regards my passion for theatre, and how I am slowly getting my way into embracing Shakespeare, ergo, my decision to join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as associate member so I can get priority bookings for upcoming productions. Now another recent (quite belated to be more accurate) passion of mine is my newly found appreciation for Doctor Who which began after last year’s X’mas special and mainly due to David Tennant’s spirited performance, but after being blown away by Season 3 Volume 3’s ‘Blink’ which is another brilliant episode and I must say is definitely one of the best I have seen ever written for anything!, and then catching the complete 3rd series of Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer, I am definitely hooked and officially a companion wannabe. (Yeah, me too Captain Jack!)

Now, imagine my utter frustration as I was trying to book tickets for the upcoming Hamlet (which as the whole planet knows by now will have David Tennant playing the lead) only to be told that only restricted view seats are available throughout the entire season! I despair. It’s all my fault really. Had I paid attention to Doctor Who way before last year, I would of noticed Tennant way earlier and would of joined the RSC sooner just in time to get tickets. But all is not lost, as there is another production in repertoire with Hamlet, also from Shakespeare, which is Love’s Labours Lost, ironically featured in a Doctor Who episode, The Shakespeare Code, where Tennant plays Berowne. I am itching to see it as it still has good seats available.

Now, I just have to hope that like what they did with last season’s King Lear and The Seagull which eventually also moved to London, Hamlet will also arrive to my side of town. And if that’s going to be the case, then I just have to wait.

(Very special thanks to my fellow Doctor Who geek and friend Morbius for the very inspired image above).

2 Responses to “The Doctor as Hamlet is Making Me Wait!”

  1. shishi January 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    i say better late than never. although with the doctor and all, he can always take you back in time to undo or redo anything.

  2. _ram-jaane' January 24, 2008 at 11:33 pm #

    Jeez, you’re not going to stab him are you?? 😉

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