The day was Saturday the 1st of June, in the old town of London. I had visited the city many times, as I find it to be an excellent source of entertainment, and as no one ever makes eye contact on the underground, I never face awkward questions about my horned helmet and cape, which is refreshing.
This was my second time witnessing Betrayal, but my visits were almost a month apart, so I was excited at the prospect of seeing it again, as was my good friend Lego Daredevil, who accompanied me on the journey.
The play was even more magnificent than the first time I saw it, and after much applause the cast finally left the stage, and I headed out into the street.
When I entered the queue for the stage door we were round the corner by the main entrance, and knew there was little chance of meeting Thomas, but we decided to stay in hopes that we could meet Charlie still.
Then something strange happened – the queue rapidly moved forward, and I found myself almost at the corner of the building. At first I couldn’t understand what was happening, but word soon reached me that rather than standing at the front and people coming to Thomas one by one, he was in fact walking down the barrier and meeting fans, then going back to the front and then the next row of the queue was brought forward.
The queue moved a second time, and I was lined up on the barrier with the third group of the queue.
Even though I could see Thomas there was still a chance that he may decide to leave before he reached me.
And finally it happened…
After five years Thomas and I were finally reunited, for I had last met him in 2014 at the Evening Standard Awards.
After a short but delightful conversation with Thomas I departed to the other side of the street, and after a while Charlie came out, so we went to the back of the queue in hopes we could meet him, and luck was on our side!
I was delighted that he could meet my friend Lego Daredevil, and enjoy a brief but wonderful conversation.
My day was magnificent, and I offer my heartfelt thanks to both Tom and Charlie for meeting so many people that day. Many thanks also to the excellent security team who organised the queue so well, and kept everyone safe!