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League Q&A on 21st Jan 2009 - Ten Year celebration

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:56 am
by a1tiptop
On Wednesday January 21st 2009, the BFI southbank (ie the NFT) are celebrating ten years of the League.
Three episodes are being screened at 6.30, with the League in conversation onstage at 8.30. Tickets for the screening and Q&A together are £12.50 (£11.50 for BFI members.)
Members postal booking starts on November 24, members online and postal
booking on December 1st, general public on December 5th.

Is anyone a member? I really want to go to this but don't live in London so it'll be tricky for me to get membership.

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:59 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
Oh bugger.A weeknight. That's me out.

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:15 pm
by TucBiscuit
I'm booked.

Although because the tickets were available separately I will have to move seats after the showing of the episodes.

Of course it makes sense that the seats closer to the front are less available. I can only assume that the people who bought them for the Audience rather than both are still League fans (I mean who wouldn't want to watch it again anyway?) but can't get there early enough for the screening, so are only coming to the Audience With.

Very excited. I get to see Mark in the flesh (not counting when I've seen him live in a role - es, I do make these rules up as I go along).

Once again I will post ahead of time in case anyone wants to risk a drink with a (female) stranger. If not, I will be wearing my Save Ryston Vasey badge for identification on the night.

WOOOHOOOOOO! Excitement City!
Now I just have to find a new job so I'll have the train fare by January. And one that I can take the day off from. Life is complicated.

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:02 pm
by Cheeky Chezzy Woo
If it weren't for mine and tracy's mate i would not have known about this. I fail at this forum sometimes :(

still i got a seat in row c :)

note to self: read forum more!

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:10 am
by Tracy
Oh yeah, going to this thingy (only found out when I was told someone had bought a ticket for me 'on the off-chance')...

What to wear... :lol: :?

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:41 am
by Tracy
I am, yeah! Katie asked me if you were going and I wasn't sure...


See you in the break AND afterwards, methinks! :D

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:23 pm
by TucBiscuit
I don't post much (as prev mentioned I am a HUGE League fan, but a devotee of another - non-League forum) but I'd love to say hello and have a quick drink if anyone is up for it.

I have to rush back to Bucks pretty soon after the show, so I won't be hanging round trying to be your new BBF ;)

If anyone would like to just say hi, do let me know.

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:50 pm
by Cheeky Chezzy Woo

I will be in the screening so i will catchup with anyone once out of there :)

also.. OMFG!!2111TRACY WOOO!!!211 :D

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:16 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
Make sure you all have a mega time!!

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:08 am
by a1tiptop
Was it good? Give us all the gossip!

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:07 pm
by Cheeky Chezzy Woo
Someone else will go into more detail but basically a lot of it we pretty much knew before, there was tit bits about when they were on the tour, the playing cards being swapped by Reece, the tour bus, brief talk about Pyschoville followed by a very very cool trailer for it (it does look pretty awesome). Someone asked about Papa so Reece was up doing the swagger and then the voice, Mark quipped about Doctor Who saying he would never play him as he is not 13 years old or something.

Like i say someone else will no doubt go into detail but thats what i recall. Oh Mark said that yesterday he handed his suit he wore in ART to the charity shop

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:53 pm
by TucBiscuit
Detail - I did it.
Then my internet went down and I lost the whole flipping lot.
I was so mad.

Here is a precis. I may be wrong on the clothes, I was listening rather than lusting :)
I’m happy to be corrected on any errors.

Looking at the stage, from left to right were Steve, Mark, Jeremy and Reece.

Steve was in usual causal attire. A blue check shirt and jeans from memory. He was closest to me, which pleased me.

Mark was in a suit - navy blue. He kept shifting his long legs about, crossing them over and propping them up on his lap. More of that later. He looked very dapper and had a lovely ginger beard.

Jeremy looked a little dishevelled. But when I saw him last he was in his best suit. He obviously decided to wear something where the flies zipped up this time! A green & beige striped sweatshirt with jeans I think. He has short hair at the mo, and had the most relaxed posture, sloping down into his seat which did give him a little bit of a paunch from my angle.

Reece on the end in a suit with a burgundy jumper under it. Also a tie I think.

It was good to hear the Little Mouse at Back of Stage story again, just because it so obviously cracks Reece up - still. It made me laugh just because he was laughing (as it always does on the commentary).

I asked a question. Basically I have friends “in the business” and have heard more than once their gripes that work goes to “faces”. I didn’t want the question to sound accusing, as I think the Gents are talented actors, so it was a bit wishy washy in the end. But Mark responded courteously, saying that they all appreciated what The League of Gentlemen had done for them and had had an enormous affect on their current status. And Steve alluded to the question later acknowledging that there is a lot of luck involved in the profession.

I also told them they didn’t look 10 years older (only 9, haha) and told Mark I was sorry he didn’t have his legs out. To which he responded archly, “But these ARE my legs!”

I waited afterwards in case they came out to sign. I only wanted a photo - I don’t do autographs. But when it hit 23.00 I couldn’t risk not being able to get home. Shook Steve Bendelack’s hand though - he came out early. He has certainly aged, but still has the arresting eyes. I’d be interested to know if the Gents made an appearance. Although maybe don’t tell me if it was at 23.03. There will be screaming.

By my reckoning the Q&A lasted one and a half to two hours. Bloody good value for £7.60. I would go every week if I could! In fact when I win the Lottery I’ll pay them to do a private commentary on all my DVDs. They are great value In Conversation.

Oh and did anyone else notice that the bar was hosting an Annoying People Who Don’t Know How to Behave at a Bar festival? I nipped over to the NT in the interval. Empty. Lovely.

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:41 pm
by a1tiptop
God, I wish I could have gone to this! I had tickets and everything but I had to work! Sounds like you had an amazing time but it's a shame the audience didn't seem to be fans at all. Weird.

Kate - PM me the website too? ;-)

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:19 pm
by Beast
I feel like I didn't even know this was happening but I think I must just have forgotten about it since attending was not possible. So jel of you guys. Glad you had much fun!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:25 pm
by MrsBeasley
a1tiptop wrote:Kate - PM me the website too? ;-)
If its what I think it is - you don't want to see. TRUST ME.