Would You Like to Go to The Crucible?

That’s the question.

And if the answer is, “yes, but I don’t have the money,” then you may be in luck. I bought two tickets for opening night (actually, it’s a preview night*), June 21st.

I know what it feels like to want to attend something and the funds simply aren’t there, or feeling guilty about indulging in something that’s not a necessity. Well…if you have a way to get to the Old Vic Theatre, you may end up with some tickets.

This is a one day contest. No, make that a contest for about a day and half, because I’ll announce who gets the tickets on Sunday morning BST.

Here’s what you need to do:

Send me the reason you want the tickets in 200 words or less. No, you do not have to write 200 words. That’s just the limit for the wordy among you. Images or graphics or anything that is not necessarily text may also be included. Any of it can be funny, sad, absurd, heart wrenching. I don’t care. Just make it good. And if you win the tickets, share your experience in a guest post on RAFrenzy.

Entries need to be in by Midnight (BST) tomorrow night, June 14th. Send them here.

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Richard Armitage Crucible


I know you were dying for me to come to your performance in The Crucible. ;-) But I simply can’t make it. My business is going great guns, and I would be a fool to go anywhere right now. I hope you understand that.

But I did buy two tickets today so someone who really wants to go, but couldn’t otherwise, can attend. I hope you will be there on preview night, my friend, so that my purchase is not in vain.

Your Crazy Fan :D

P.S. Stay healthy!

*Preview night is tantamount to a dress rehearsal. It’s been my experience that performers are much more accessible after these performances than the regular performances. I think it’s because things are much more relaxed and performers also appreciate people being willing to sit through something which may not be completely polished. Again, that’s been my experience (mostly with the Metropolitan Opera in the U.S. but some with theater productions), so take that for what it’s worth to you.

edit: It has not escaped my attention today is Friday the 13th. I’m not superstitious and hope you’re not either. :D


  1. Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    Ticket giveaway!

  2. Wow, that’s what’s so great about being an RA fan….they really take care of their fellow fans….what a lovely thing to do! (And I love the msg to RA hoping he will not be disappointed not to see you on opeing night…too funny!).

  3. What a great and kind gesture :-)

  4. Some fellow fans have been good to me over the years, so I’m passing that along.

  5. Hey, I’m gonna be there on the openign night as well \o/ so… maybe we can meet up backstage and try to snatch a few pics of RA together? Btw it’s very nice of you to giveaway a ticket like that xD

  6. I would love to do that, but I won’t be there. Maybe the winner can do it! :)

  7. That is a really sweet thing to do, RAFrenzy!

  8. My pleasure. Seriously. I just hope RA is there. It would be a major bummer if he weren’t.

  9. What a warm-hearted gesture! I’m sure Richard will be there. I hope you get a chance to see the play sometime during its run.

  10. I won’t, but that’s okay. I’m really happy I’m so busy I couldn’t go. That may sound funny, but I’m thankful to be working.

  11. It doesn’t sound funny at all. I am glad you are busy and hope you are happy. This is such a kind gesture and it is probably just like something Richard would do. Thank you for all the enjoyment you give us.

  12. You are FABULOUS to do this! I can’t wait to see the lucky winner’s story on your page! Cheers!

  13. Ahhh, Frenz…the Rock Star!!! You are the best!

  14. I think this is an incredibly lovely of you to do. You would have my 200 words in the blink of an eye if I thought there was any chance of me making it to London, therefore I can only wish the good fortune for another. What a treat!

  15. Whoops – two thoughts merged. Oh well. You know what I mean. :)

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  17. I would love to see this production. But Im really glad that someone will get the tickets they can use. Thank goodness for someone being so kind. Good luck to you all. Thank you for your kindness. Look forward to hearing all about it.

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  19. ..that is such a lovely gesture that you are making..and I hope someone enjoys these tickets..My friend and I are going to see the play on Sat 28th in the afternoon, we are traveling down from Scotland, and what with the cost of hotels, travel and of course the tickets, we could only afford the afternoon matinee…we do so hope we might get to “meet” with Richard, as my friend had a very small part in North and South with him, and as much as I want to meet regardless, I would love for her to (re) meet him..so wish us luck!!!! Anyway, good luck to whoever wins, and again thanks for your generosity,,take it easy, and all the best..xx

  20. That’s a lovely & kind gesture, Frenz. Looking forward to hearing the lucky winners’ experience. Shame you can’t make it here but totally understand your priorities – glad to hear business is going swimmingly. I would have gone to opening night but I am seeing another play that evening. Hopefully I wouldn’t be too distracted as to what is happening in that theatre south of the river! :-)

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