So yesterday I had the best day ever and I am super not over it. I went to the Almeida theatre in the morning to queue up for tickets to see American Psycho the musical, which I was desperate to see. Unfortunately I was too far back in the queue so I had to wait for cancellations. I had planned to leave after an hour or so, but I made some really great pals and before I knew it I had been there for most of the day so I decided to stay and stick it out. 2 minutes before it was due to start we still didn’t have tickets, but we decided to wait until they said there was no chance. Then 2 minutes after it had been due to start, the attendants called us up gave my sister and me the last two tickets!
We saw the play and that was INCREDIBLE, but afterwards we decided to wait to see all the actors and Matt Smith come out. There was a massive crowd and I didn’t want to pester him so I decided to go to the bar and not be in the way. After almost all the fans had left he came into the bar with all his friends. I said a quick hello and he gave me a big hug and we chatted for about 2 minutes before I left him to it. I then bumped into my childhood love, Jonathan Bailey, who introduced my sister and me to the rest of the cast, and a guy called Ben Aldridge who was gr9. We all spent most of the night chatting and laughing and then Jonny bought my sister and I drinks. It was fab. By the end of the night the whole bar was screeching along to BonnieTyler and Eurythmics.
Just before the bar closed I went to the loo, and upon coming out bumped into Matt again. This time he and I were less flustered so we had a proper chat for a good 15 minutes and he took a picture with me. He really is very sweet and I totally admire him for his epic performance. I got multiple hugs from him and many other members of the cast and I am totally in awe. They are all so wonderfully normal and easy to chat to and though I sound like I’m describing Gods, I was really appreciative of how open they all were.
If you are thinking about queuing for tickets, its totally worth it, the play was great and I’m pretty sure it’ll get transferred to the west end because it is amazing.