I would give my right arm to see the Donmar Warehouse's production--opening today--of Richard II. Okay, I would give me left arm; I'm too dependent on my right arm. Here are my reasons for exchanging a life of one armedness for a night at the theatre.
Reason 1: Donmar Warehouse productions are brilliant.
Reason 2: Eddie Redmayne is playing Richard II.
Reason 3: It's Shakespeare. And we all know how I feel about the bard.
Reason 4: Eddie Redmayne.
Reason 5: I saw Red in Chicago a month ago, and all I could think about was seeing the original cast that performed it at the Donmar (i.e. Eddie Redmayne & Alfred Molina). Simply a brilliant play.
Reason 6: It's provocatively kairotic.
Reason 7: Eddie Redmayne.
So if you were shopping for the perfect Christmas present to give me, all I want for Christmas is a flight to London and a ticket to see this.
Did I mention Eddie Redmayne is in it?