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For janni, who dared me.


At first glance, it wasn't a match made in heaven.

Globe prided itself on its ancient heritage, Vic disparagingly pointed out that it, in fact, had been around for much longer than any cheap mock-Tudor tourist trap of a revival.

Globe made smug comments about populist pap and celebrity factors; Vic coughed "hack writer" after Shakespeare's name and made pointed comments about Doctor Who.

But the fact was that they were missing something. Vic had never quite recovered from Edmund Kean's rude words to the audience in 1824 and had taken to drink until being forcibly dried out by Emma Cons. Globe had never recovered from its failure to save Rose = "just like Doctor Who", bitched Vic - and the fact that it had never got a proper perspective, despite one having been planned on first construction.

And it was becoming clear that they had much in common. Vic liked to dominate, as the young 'un could testify; while Globe currently had no top.

It was inevitable, they supposed. And one day, they decided to consummate their relationship, flinging caution to the winds and hurtling towards each other with wild abandon until the South Bank complex, full of its importance as the National Theatre, decided that this was unacceptable and, true to its Brutalist nature, put a short, abrupt end to all that palaver.

Vic slunk back to Waterloo, where it lurked across from Baylis Road, brooding over its ills. Globe returned home and took out its frustrations on its audiences, soaking the groundlings with its sprinkler system on sunny days.

Meanwhile, National Theatre and Festival Hall looked at each other across Waterloo Bridge, serene in the knowledge that once more, they had protected the morality of London theatre.

Date: 2008-04-23 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
Ohgod. The coughing fit that induced has got me flat on my back in agony at the moment. You're a wicked, wicked person.

Vic liked to dominate, as the young 'un could testify; while Globe currently had no top.

And I think that's the line that killed me.

White chrysanthemums for preference, at the funeral.

Date: 2008-04-23 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
has got me flat on my back

*coughs*

Well. Have you got any of the rent boys around to help prop you up?

*coughs some more*

Date: 2008-04-23 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfi.livejournal.com
Hear that faint whimpering? That's not meerkats, that's the rentboy trapped under her when she fell over.

*hides*

Date: 2008-04-23 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
*stuffs fists in mouth to keep from scaring the bunny with her laughter*

And here I thought it was just a faint mewling sound because I'm so far away...

Date: 2008-04-23 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m31andy.livejournal.com
*glares*

Well, if you will leave me with Sam. He's not the sturdiest of boys at the best of times. Especially when he's been up the past three nights mopping my fevered brow...

Date: 2008-04-23 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfi.livejournal.com
And telling you how they've cured the lurgi where he comes from?

Date: 2008-04-23 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
*weeps with laughter*

What kind do you want? XD Any particular preference?

Date: 2008-04-23 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jantalaimon.livejournal.com
I think we discussed this once before, but... Allergies? Particular dislikes? Sultanas soaked in the bloods of trolls?

Date: 2008-04-23 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfi.livejournal.com
No allergies really, and not much in dislikes. Cookies is always good.

Date: 2008-04-23 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com
Vic liked to dominate, as the young 'un could testify; while Globe currently had no top.

*dies*

And thanks to MMS, I know how heavily you had to rely on Wikipedia for your information... *whistles*

Date: 2008-04-23 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfi.livejournal.com
*grins*

Yeah. I hope you liked the perspective crack - they were *supposed* to be putting in a 17th masque perspective hall next to the Globe, but there's been a bit of silence about that.

Rylance told me about it in early 1997. [/namedrop]

Date: 2008-04-24 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culf.livejournal.com
Is that... Is that theater slash?
That's amazing! *loves*
I've been meaning to ask both you and Andy for a long time whether it would be okay to friend you, because I love your fics.
Would you mind terribly?

Date: 2008-04-24 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfi.livejournal.com
Obviously I mind horribly... *g*

Thank you!

Date: 2008-05-20 07:28 pm (UTC)
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The Fi from London who feared Eurovision might not be camp enough: totally you, right?

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