Meeting Catherine Tate!

19 Aug

If you haven’t read any previous posts ever or just in a while then you won’t know that I went and saw Butley at the Duchess Theatre yesterday. It was great! My review was posted yesterday but something else happened that put the icing on the cake.

Before I went into the theatre, I picked up my tickets and went for lunch. It was pouring down with rain and to be honest it was putting me in a bad mood. Finally the time had come to head back to the theatre but I still felt like something to eat. There’s a great cupcake place around the corner near the theatre (Primrose Bakery, it has multiple locations, I highly recommend it) and I come in to the lovely smell of warm chocolate being baked. Mmmmm.

I’ve finally got my cupcake in a bag and I turn around and I’m seeing a woman drinking tea, and she’s by herself. Oh my god, that’s Catherine Tate. Well, I had to be sure, so I started pretending to text while she was drinking to make sure it was her because I wanted to be absolutely sure that it was her.

It was and I wanted to go up to her. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, photo, autograph. A photo’s a bit too intrusive so I found a pen in my pocket (lucky I know) but the bit that I was missing was a piece of paper. In haste, I grabbed a business card for the place and grabbed it. She was in the middle of a text and then I said ‘I’m really sorry to interrupt but I’m a huge fan of your work, could you sign this for me?’. She was extremely nice and greeted me with a big smile on her face and kindly signed it for me. She made my day.

If you don’t know her (how can you not?) Tate is a comedy genius most known for her sketch show The Catherine Tate Show. She is currently on stage at the Wyndham Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing which is supposed to be great. If you haven’t seen the show all you need to see is this sketch to laugh.

2 Responses to “Meeting Catherine Tate!”

  1. lizziestack August 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Wow, lucky you!!

    • aculturedlad August 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      Haha, I know right! She’s so funny and she was really nice!!

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