kate5kiwis: All the world's a stage


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, May 13, 2012

All the world's a stage

While Bulldog observed from the santuary of the theatre audience, Charles went on stage today with Sir Ian McKellen. I kid thee not. Brandishing Glamdring, he yelled, "YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS!!!!!!" nearly decapitating Gandalf in the process.

It was a two-hour fundraiser for Christchurch, an afternoon that shall be etched forever on the memory. Sir Ian, master of rhetoric and nuance, held the audience spellbound as he effortlessly involved them in his performances from Shakespeare to Tolkien. Charles also had the impromptu privilege of falling to the stage as part of the French army in the reenactment of a scene from Henry V. 

And he even got Sir's signature on the first page of his Hobbit book. Such are the perks of living in Middle Earth.


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

How exciting! Maybe even intoxiKATEing?

6:15 AM  
Anonymous whakamama said...

Hiiiiii.... have just finished tracking someone down online and thought i'd pop in on you and see how your beautiful peeps are, lots of exciting things happening in your world...amazing how we all got jobs huh!! Life on the east side is beachie, kids lives going nuts busting out all over the world... AWESOME! I am working and studying (2 years ago I was struggling to get the kids to the school gate in me jarmies by 9am!!) Jas has finished at polytech and is working over here with my 2 brothers, so we have finally all landed in one place! Hope life is good with you guys,lovely to see the family happy and healthy,take care lovie xx

11:22 PM  

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