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chignonesque said: "#a happy holiday snap from parnasse to claquesous" Oh my God, Ginger. I actually laughed out loud.
It went over about as well as you’d expect. :D
grumpyfaceurn said: AUGH Ginger HELP I've just read your cast change post and don't know what to do with myself and my feelings any more!
KILLYSMISH. ALL BETTER.
beesarealiens said: also I'm a bit wailing about Killian and Deco and the other people, y'know, the usual cast change business
I hope you don’t mind me answering this in public, but I had Thoughts and Things. Too many of them, probably. But that is nothing new.
I think it’s perfectly normal to be having Feelings about the end of a run, be it one person leaving a cast or several. In this case, a good handful of the Commitments cast left, including some incredibly charismatic actors whose losses are … well, I think they’re going to be deeply felt. But let’s start with Killian specifically, and this wild past year.
To be frank, Killian looked like Eeyore on a bender for most of the last two months of the Billy Elliot run (and was stroppy, too, after returning from the Oscars mayhem) and as soon as that was finished it was like the storm clouds finally passed. And then, well, the Miriam performance. I was making steeplefingers and being ~contemplative~ when I first mumbled that that performance changed everything, but really, it did. He’d never sing Grapevine like that again—during the Miriam show he was still all Killian, if a very tidy, smooth version of himself, backed by musicians with no real investment in the actual show The Commitments, only the technical get-it-right of that moment’s chat show performance—and I’m so pleased it happened and that it’s still around to view. To my mind, he has never looked better or healthier, and it’s some of the best he’s ever sounded. Then the Ireland roadtrip, which, not to play armchair psychologist (I’m qualified to be an editor and have terrible hair, and that’s about it), but that was clearly so needed, and clearly so healthy.
beesarealiens said: the other day in the shop I saw a packet in the fridge with "puff pastry" written on it. needless to say... dammit Ginger I blame you
the crucial question here is was it in distress?
I received some really lovely and emotional messages in my in box about Killian’s (and others’) last night in The Commitments, and I wanted people to know I saw them; I’m going to respond to some privately but I think there are one or two that I might want to talk through more broadly, so I will get to that today, I hope. You’re all lovely.