March 28, 2012
'ejt4smb' a fan from Canada gives us a first had report of luncheon in New Castle.
We had a wonderful lunch today, again in the theater, with a tasty lunch served. There were surprise bags for all and table decorations for this event. Each of us received a coaster with the
picture from the promotion poster under plastic. I'll be having my morning coffee on it for a long time to come. Susan's arrival was greeted with cheers and clapping, but by a diginified group, all
seated and waiting. Andy and Susan moved into the room and announced how wonderful the newspapers reviews had been: all five star. They were both obviously thrilled!
Susan began to move through the room, chatting wth people, and of course, joking wth the crowd, "stopping the room", as she would say. Andy said that we cold take pictures so you wll see many of those,I'm sure. Susan graciously signed many pictures, t-shirts, and other articles, as she worked her way back through the room. She had been busy all day with several interviews but promised she would see us if she could. We were lucky. As she and Andy left the fans clapped and shouted their thanks. Andy replied that we were the best fans ever.
You will be asking what Susan wore. She had a fresh looking white blouse teamed up with slacks, and a light scarf over her shoulders, hanging freely. She had professional make-up on which I suspect, was from her interviews today.
When Linda and Jan finally got us settled, we received Tweek's beautiful buttons, all specially wrapped, and a personally sgned picture from Susan. I must somehow get this grin from my face, as people on the streets will be wondering if I'm alright. It was a wonderful afternoon, -beyond words for me.
Tonight some are returning to see the musical yet again. Many are going to see Fred O. at the Corner House. Tonight and early tomorrow many will be leaving Newcastle with wonderful memories. Well worth it!!
As soon as the date for Opening Night of the Susan Boyle Musical, 'I Dreamed A Dream' became known, Susan's fans from around the world began planning to be there. Even before it was confirmed
that Susan herself would make an appearance, many fans had signed up to go, eager to see this musical story of her life. Other fans, unable to make Opening Night, are booking tickets for later in
Post from a fan: "I'm stunned at how many people have signed up for this already and are making travel plans, etc., after only 2 days." Quite aside from the actual show, 5 different fan gathering opportunities are planned so fans can meet face to face over dinners, etc.
From as far away as Australia and Chile, across the United States, from many European countries, and of course from across the UK, Susan Boyle Fans have tickets bought, travel arrangements made, hotels booked, and passports at the ready and many diets have been started!
Newcastle "is in the North east of England and stands on the River Tyne. It is a lovely, vibrant city, which has witnessed a Renaissance in recent years and the Geordie folk there are among the warmest and friendliest folk in England" reports a fan who has been there. It has its own International Airport.
Another Fan post:"If we're this excited already, what are we going to be like nearer the time? Off the scale, I think! Can't wait to see everyone, and the Susical, too."
The 'Susical' Opening Night is March 27, 2012. "I am thrilled to be a part of the musical about my life story and very much looking forward to stepping on stage and performing with the cast, said Susan Boyle. It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.
Susan will be portrayed by well known Scottish actress/singer Elaine C. Smith.
Producer Michael Harrison (Chess) said to Gordon Barr of 'The Journal',"I can't quite believe that we have managed to get the phenomenon that is Susan Boyle to come and do this musical but she is really behind it and we've had script meetings. To have her in the Theatre Royal up close and personal, itÂ’s quite unbelievable. The audiences will have just had two hours of her story and the bonus of then Susan walking out at the end. Having Susan join the cast to perform the finalé of her musical is amazing for both ourselves and audiences across the UK and Ireland.
Opening Night:At the grandly renovated Theatre Royal in Newcastle.... March 27, 2012! How many people do you know who've had their life story turned into a stage muscial?!