Tämä oli juuri niitä esityksiä/spesiaalijuttuja mitä olisin halunnut nähdä, koska oli ihan ainutkertainen juttu. Mutta kaikkea ei voi saada, ei siis tätäkään :-(
Pari päivää ennen tilaisuutta, tuli julkisuuteen kuvia siitä etukäteen kuvatusta filmimateriaalista. Ja tarinan runkokin! Huh! Moriarty (Andrew Scott) on keksinyt katalan suunnitelman (jolla saadaan ihmiset unohtamaan metaforien merkitys) ja nyt sitten Christopher Boone (Luke Treadaway) pitäisi se pysäyttää. Siihen tulee avuksi Doctor Who (Matt Smith) ja lisäksi Christopher saa apua kuningatar Elizabeth II:lta (Helen Mirren) ja tämän avustuksella myös Q:lta (Ben Whishaw). Uskomaton juoni! Livenä paikalla oli vielä Jude Law, joka esitti Christopherin sijaisopettajaa.
Treadaway ja Whishaw rooleissaan
Independent paljasti tätä kuviota ennakkoon, kuten myös Radio Times.
In the new story, Boone is playing Tetris on his Game Boy when a message on his screen from Doctor Who pops up. The Time Lord tells him that the dreaded Moriarty has created a computer virus which, if it goes viral, will destroy the human capacity to understand metaphor, and therefore culture such as poetry and art will be weakened.
In his mission to stop Moriarty spreading this Metaphor Virus, Boone goes to ask the Queen if he can enlist Q's expertise. He also gets help from Jude Law, who plays a special supply teacher who steps in when his usual teacher, Siobhan, played by Niamh Cusack in both the West End production and tomorrow's show, goes away for teacher training.
Naomi (Cumberbatchweb) oli paikalla:
Christopher’s next stop is MI6. Or more precisely Ben Whishaw as Q filmed at what looked suspiciously like the outside balconies of the National Theatre. Whishaw is incredibly charming as Q and he and Christopher were quite the pair. Together they solved the code but how was Christopher to use it to defeat Moriarty? The only way was for him to meet Moriarty himself. And as Q explained anyone who had seen Cock (in which Whishaw and Andrew Scott starred) would know that a meeting with Moriarty was something he could definitely arrange.
Revstan, jonka Twitteriä seuraan myös, kirjoitti seuraavasti blogissaan:
The writers created a series of connected sketches (most filmed on location and projected onto the wall at the back of the stage) which beautifully melded the fiction of Christopher's world while simultaneously smashing it with the reality hammer. There were frequent references to Luke Treadaway having a body unusually honed for a 15-year old boy, mentions of the Curious Incident 'shitting Oliviers' and of course other work the actors have done. It was all beautifully blended so that at one moment Q was explaining some maths to Christopher and then next telling him he could arrange a meeting with Moriarty because he'd been on stage with him in a Mike Bartlett play called Cock.
Ja lisää näitä viittauksia :-)
There were so many lovely moments throughout the evening - Simon Amstell talking about his crush on Ben Whishaw, Chris Martin's trousers coming undone while he sang acoustic versions of his songs, banter between Martin and Jude Law about Robert Downey Jnr taking the lion share of any film fees (Chris Martin is married to Gwyneth Paltrow) - it would be impossible to mention them all.
Oli illasta virallisiakin arvosteluja, kuten vaikkapa Evening Standard-lehdellä.
Mirren reprised her role as Elizabeth II, and included a reference to her now famous telling off of a group of drummers, as well as the great line: “Of course I understand what a metaphor is Mr Boone. I am the crown, I am a metaphor.”
Sitten jonkun random-blogistin arvio illasta... tai tämä on siis kaksiosainen, eli osa 1 täällä ja osa 2 täällä. Siellä on siis juonta selostettu aika tarkkaankin :-)
Christopher met Q at a secret location in the South Bank (if you don’t go to the theatre, it looked like a secret location. Otherwise, it looked like the National). They talked about viruses, and integrating the lines of radiant and whether you can dig someone if they are not a garden. Q rememebered Moriarty from the time they were together in Mike Bartlett’s Cock and sent Christopher on his way with a flirty “any time, cowboy”.
In between installments of the story, there was live music, an auction (Edward Rising did a great job getting lots of money out of people), stand up comedy (Simon Anstell lamenting his crush on Ben Whishaw – who was particularly fetching, all glasses and dark hair – on the clips we saw) and a game combining maths and cake.
Ja lopuksi vielä pieni blogikirjoitus, missä ei kyllä ole muuta uutta asiaan kuin pari valokuvaa illasta, eli Stage and Screen Insider.