This weekend Lawrence and I went to London to see the Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (part of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre). It was absolutely incredible! The entire production was lit only by candlelight, and they were even able to adjust light levels to convey different atmospheres. The acting was seriously out of this world, it was probably one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in my life.
The one photo I snuck before being yelled at by ushers. It was worth it.
Before we actually went into London, we walked from Lawrence’s flat to the Harrow tube station by walking over the hill. Although it was raining quite a bit, it was still a beautiful little neighborhood, I’d love to explore the views again (and the school) in nice weather! Once we got into London, we went to St. Paul’s cathedral and climbed to the Whispering Gallery. It was really beautiful up there, a great spot to appreciate all of the details in the dome. We didn’t climb up to the very top due to some issues with the heights, but it was really incredible being in the Whispering Gallery. The cathedral itself was also beautiful, so I snuck some photos there as well (but they were completely not allowed, so they’re terrible quality…)
After St. Paul’s, we had soup and coffee/tea at a nearby coffee shop which was really great, and then we headed across the Millennium Bridge towards The Globe. It actually became sunny for a brief moment, so the views were really lovely. That area of London is probably my favorite; it still has great things to see and do, but it’s not AS touristy as other places in London. Plus, it has The Globe, which I think is really cool.
Overall it was a really fantastic day, and I’m SO glad that we went to see the premier show at the new indoor Globe. If you’re ever in London, it’s worth going to see- even if you’re not a theatre nerd like myself. Lawrence said he liked it, and he’s not even as close to theatre crazy as I am! I can’t wait to see a show at the outdoor Globe this summer to make the comparison, although I’m going to venture a guess that nothing will compare to the intimacy and emotional charge that I felt during The Duchess of Malfi. So so so good. I’m still reeling.