I went to see Coriolanus this evening after queuing since 5pm the night before. I can’t even talk about the play as I am so disgusted by the way in which people were treating the wonderful MR.H. This man is grace incarnate, polite, sweet, friendly and generous with his time. How do fans repay him? They treat him like a piece of meat. Due to the fact that he is impec ably polite, people think that makes it ok to invade his space and crush him, thrust cameras into his face and not listen when security say ‘that’s enough.’
I love this man. I love his giving nature and sweetness. If he needed an organ I’d probably carve it out by hand from my body. I have been to six events in London. I have camped outfor 19 plus hours at a time. I have used up every penny of my savings just to get close to him.
What I won’t do however is disrespect the fact that he is human and deserves personal space and time. Despite hours in the rain, cold etc, I have never managed to gets. Photo with him. This is because I refuse to forces camera into his face, crowd him or make demands.
Tonight people were queuing outside the Donmar Warehouse to meet this amazing being. The problems started from the off. I protest animals being transported in cramped conditions, and this wasn’t that far off in the sense that creatures were practically piled on top of each other. People rushed at him, holding up cameras or forcing them in his face. He didn’t have room to even take a step. Security told people to take steps back. They didn’t, they just pushed harder. These people claim to admire this man, yet put him I a situation which must be terrifying. After he had taken a tonne of photos and signed things, security said that was it. Tom has a home I’m sure he’d like to get back too after an emotionally- and physically exhausting performance. He leaves a building and is mobbed. People wouldn’t even clear a path so he could leave. When security finally managed to, people were still sticking cameras into his face and hands.when he finally got away, he was followed to the station.
This man gives us so much of his time and enthusiasm and all he seems to get in response is people pushing further, assuming that because he is too polite to say anything, that makes it ok.
I felt disgusted and appalled to be associated with these people who say they love him, but show no respect.
On the 1st week of finals my teachers gave to meeeee
4 Hours of crying
3 Mental breakdowns
2 Thoughts of dropout
& A month of anxiety