See How They Run with Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis is well liked in our household. Mind you, we like (almost) every actor who has appeared in the Harry Potter films. When he starred in Life's Too Short and An Idiot Abroad with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, we took it as confirmation that he was pretty awesome. Then, on The Last Leg a few weeks ago, Warwick talked about his touring play See How They Run. On Thursday, Rich discovered that it was playing in Woking, which is only a few miles away from us, so we rather spontaneously decided to book tickets. Look how cultured we are, going to plays and all!

It was an absolutely lovely day! First Sunglasses Day of the Year! (Remember last year's First Sunglasses Day of the Year? It's a whole month early this year!)

The daffodils are blooming! This makes me so happy! Spring has truly sprung. Woohoo!

Although Woking is one of those towns that doesn't exactly inspire delight, there's a pretty decent shop selection. Their Primark is rubbish but somehow I still managed to walk out with a new dress. Whoops! I also spent far too much money in Waterstones (and was served by a lovely guy, by the way!). In fact, I spent enough money for my card to decide enough was enough. Luckily I had my credit card on me. Books are totally a valid reason to use a credit card, right?

I was very pleasantly surprised to find a Yankee Candle shop and showed impressive restraint, only walking out with a few wax tarts. Are you proud of me?

Look at the cute little moles (I think) outside the theatre!
Ok, on to the actual point of this post: The play. See How They Run is a comedic farce that was written in the '40s, based heavily on mistaken identity, misunderstandings and laden with dramatic irony. Warwick Davis himself produced this interpretation for his Reduced Height Theatre Company as a way to offer opportunities for short actors who may not otherwise have access to theatrical roles. 

There were a lot of laughs in the production. I think my favourite part may have been Warwick Davis running around in his underwear shouting in a German accent. Yep, you read that right. For me though, the star of the show was Francesca Mills, whose portrayal of Cockney maid Ida was both funny and adorable. It also starred Jamie John, who you may have seen in Channel 4's Seven Dwarves a couple of years ago. 

I'm glad we made the decision to go and see it. Although there was an annoying kid in the row behind us kicking the chairs, it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours.  
Afterwards, we went to have a long overdue Nando's.

The red pepper dip is amazing. If you've never tried it, go out and buy some now. Yum!

We found this cute little fella strapped to a bike with cable ties. As adorable as this idea is, I can't help but feel a little bit sorry for him. What happens when it rains?

On our way back to the station, we passed Warwick Davis himself riding a segway! Rich was all up for trying to get an autograph but I didn't want to bother him on his break as he had another show coming up in the evening. Nevertheless, it was a pretty awesome experience!


  1. Oh how cool! I first saw Warwick Davis in the film Willow...which has remained a cult classic fantasy favorite in my entire household for as long as I can remember.

    1. I've never seen Willow! I probably should!

  2. I've never been to the theatre actually. I would like to go at some point, but I think I need a good feeling about the production first. I'm more of a films person.

    I have been to Nando's (once) so I can almost make a comment on that ;)

    ~ K

    1. I guess the best thing to do would be to see a show of a film you like. You really must go the theatre one day! And Nando's again haha!


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