A place not to far from home, lies an eighteenth-century country house situated on the banks of the River Ure. We got to know it’s grounds like the back of our hands, thanks to helping out and running several events there a few years ago – but that’s another story (photos).
Another thing that we got to know like the back of our hands, was a performance of King Lear having immersed ourselves in it for a whole week a couple of years ago. We were lucky enough to see all 4 performances, and several rehearsals to boot, of the Abbey Shakespeare Players superb performance at St Dogmaels Abbey. (read my blog piece about it) . A stunning plot, an incredible performance.
These two worlds are colliding. Someone gave us this flyer earlier today. The prestigious Globe Theatre on Tour is dropping in to Newby next week and putting on the aforementioned great..
The first thing that struck me about the flyer – was the glimmer of recognition about the dude in the photo.. Is that… It can’t be (skim read..) it IS Geoffrey from The Fresh Prince of Bell Air. I’m presuming that it’s not just some publicity thing, and that Joseph Marcell has indeed turned into an actor worthy of one of the biggest lead roles in Shakespeare. Having ticked off appearances in Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing, I’m fairly sure he must have, and besides, The Globe has a 400 year+ reputation to maintain.
Suffice to say, we’d like to go and find out! There’s a bunch more info over on the official site.
This is the second Fresh Prince of Bell Air touch I’ve had in the last couple of days. The following piccy was doing the rounds. It did make me stop and think.. yea… actually… what if Will Smith’s son was sent to Philly… to get street-smart…