I was blown and overblown with bliss to discover that Rupert was taking part in the London workshop for a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece, titled Emma, A New Musical. Rupert was quite naturally cast as that quintessential English gentleman Mr Knightley. A separate (presumably concurrent) production is planned for Broadway.
We don’t have any details of dates yet, but here’s the announcement in broadwayworld.com.
And I would just like to add OMFG!!!
Rupert attended EM-Con Worcester on 8 April 2018. While the con was a bit busier than the previous one in Kent, Rupert took the time to have a good chat with all the fans who came his way. He’s such a great guy to meet!
He didn’t take part in any panels this time, but there were autographs available and a photo shoot. I took the opportunity to ask for a ‘portrait’ shot of just him, as well as one of me with him. Here’s a scanned and cropped version for your delectation…
Isn’t he lovely? ♥ Once I have the full version, I’m wondering how best to use it for the site. Are splash screens terribly passé these days…?
Rupert attended the Medway Comic and Screen Festival along with Alex Vlahos (Mordred in Merlin) on the Saturday.
It was a nice, friendly, small convention, so I had the chance to have a bit of a chat with Rupert, which was lovely. I don’t have any real news to pass on, though! We haven’t seen him for a little while, but he says he’s been doing lots of workshops.
Given that I’m moving back to Australia later this year, I took the opportunity to give away the last of my Merlin Locations tat. Most of it went to my fannish friends, but I gave Rupert a beanie and Alex a baseball hat. They were both kind enough to thank me for the hats via their autographs.
The organisers of the Merlin 10 Year Anniversary Convention were then kind enough to use the beanie to hold the tickets when they asked Rupert to draw a raffle winner. How cool is that! You can see the video here on Twitter. Thank you, all, and congratulations to Tess!
All in all, it was a really lovely day, with lots of Rupert and lots of Merlin Family fun. I’m gonna miss you guys!
On 19 February, Rupert took part in a ‘table read’ for Sky Drama of Unicorn, a sitcom script written by Ria Lina and directed by Chloe Thomas. … Judging by the photo, it looks like my kind of thing!
- Tweet from Ria Lina including the photo.
- Related Tweet from Chloe Thomas.