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An eventful day to Shakespeare’s Globe

So it’s the summer holiday with my most anticipated movie of the year (Guardians of the Galaxy) days away and my favourite TV show (Doctor Who, like you didn’t know that) 28 days away, it’s pretty much confirmed that this holiday will be awesome.

Yesterday the awesomeness started when we went to London for a pretty eventful day.

The main reason we went to London was to see Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe. It is the second Shakespeare play I have seen on stage as I saw Macbeth last year at the Globe too. The play was great with a lot of history behind it, but there was a mild problem beginning with something called RAIN.

Before the show started, two actors entertained the Groundlings with a puppet show about Julius Caeser.

Before the show started, two actors entertained the Groundlings with a puppet show about Julius Caeser.

The day started very hot and sunny, so mum, the weather expert she is, said (in a huge exaggeration) “OH, it’s going to be sunny ALL day. You don’t need a COAT or LONG TROUSERS”. (Like I said, it was a huge exaggeration). So I went to London with shorts and without a coat.

Then, about a quarter of the way into the play, it started raining. Very, very hard. Luckily Mrs. We-don’t-need-coats got the Globe’s rain ponchos to protect us from the rain, but underneath us at the groundling the floor was getting flooded. The actors even acknowledged this as one line was “You meet us on this happy day,” which caused everyone to laugh and applaud.

At the Globe yesterday, my mum bought two of these rain ponchos for us to wear during the show.

At the Globe yesterday, my mum bought two of these rain ponchos for us to wear during the show.

After the play there was another “event” which was unique. We went to Waterloo train station only to find that many trains were delayed or cancelled.

angry doctor

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

…except I didn’t react like that. But thanks for the input Tennant. So we waited until another train came except this one was crowded. Really crowded. Jam packed in fact. So we waited again for another half an hour before we could get on another crowded train.

The reason for all this was lightning strikes which affected the signal box (as the obviously automated voice over the speakers said). The story was reported in the news later.

So that’s a day in London, pretty eventful. My next blog post will be a review of Guardians of the Galaxy, then Doctor Who stuff followed by reviews of Series 8. Incidentally, here’s a teaser trailer:

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About Ben Williams

I'm 16 years old. I like animals, lasagne, comic books, films, role-playing games and Doctor Who. I write cool stuff - Doctor Who, science fiction, film reviews, and quirks about Britain. I have a blue-tongued skink called Georgy and a cat called Billy.

2 responses »

  1. Graham Williams

    Really entertaining piece of writing. However, I think that it is now time for you to learn the first 4 universal truths about women:

    1. Women in general are never wrong
    2. Girlfriends are never ever wrong
    3. Wives are never ever ever wrong
    4. Mothers are never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever wrong

    Ps; When you were at the Globe, soaking wet and suffering, did your mother tell you that the experience was ‘character building’? Mine used to tell me this all the time and she was totally wrong (but see truth 4 above).

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