Dreaming of Manderley
what is an heir or lotto winner?

heir

[air] 
noun
1.
a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter’s death.
2.
Law.
a.
(in common law) a person who inherits all the property of a deceased person, as by descent, relationship, will, or legal process.
b.
Civil Law. a person who legally succeeds to the place of a deceased person and assumes the rights and obligations of the deceased, as the liabilities for debts or the possessory rights to property.
3.
a person who inherits or is entitled to inherit the rank, title, position, etc., of another.
4.
a person or group considered as inheriting the tradition, talent, etc., of a predecessor.

LOTTERY (lŏt′ə-rē)

n. pl. lot·ter·ies
1. A contest in which tokens are distributed or sold, the winning token or tokens being secretly predetermined or ultimately selected in a random drawing.
2. A selection made by lot from a number of applicants or competitors: The state uses a lottery to assign spaces in the campground.
3. An activity or event regarded as having an outcome depending on fate: They considered combat duty a lottery.
As in, if you become an heir or a lotto winner, you might be able to afford to go back the Sleep No More without special consideration for your wallet.  I think there is a lottery drawing tonight!  Perhaps it is your or my lucky night!! Now, I just have to remember to buy that ticket…
thebloodybusiness:

Storytelling, February 9th at Manderley.

In case you didn’t know what you were going to do on Sunday night.  Go to the McKittrick.

thebloodybusiness:

Storytelling, February 9th at Manderley.

In case you didn’t know what you were going to do on Sunday night.  Go to the McKittrick.

I want to go as often as you do - do you have a hold of subsidized ticket expenses?

Hi Zhoup,

I understand the wish to go as many times as humanly possible! Unfortunately, I don’t have any special treatment with regards to the tickets. The tickets are set in their pricing and my only recommendation is to go on the weeknights when prices are at their lowest, skip Maximilian’s List (a $60+ additional cost) and become an heir or lotto winner. Hope to see you at the McKittrick.

xo- D

scorchedthesnake:

With utmost respect and gratitude, a salute to Jeffery Lyon. 





That certain night, the night we met,
There was magic abroad in the air,
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.
I may be right, I may be wrong,
But I’m perfectly willing to swear
That when you turn’d and smiled at me
 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.


Last night, visit #26, was the end of an era. Jeff was my first Fulton, my first cast friend and part of my first everything about the show. Seeing his Banquo for the first and last time made me cry because he is, after all this time, still such a consummate and evocative performer. 


Thank you Jeff.  Thank you for bringing your artistry to the show. 

You will be wholeheartedly missed.

scorchedthesnake:

With utmost respect and gratitude, a salute to Jeffery Lyon. 

That certain night, the night we met,
There was magic abroad in the air,
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.
I may be right, I may be wrong,
But I’m perfectly willing to swear
That when you turn’d and smiled at me
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.

Last night, visit #26, was the end of an era. Jeff was my first Fulton, my first cast friend and part of my first everything about the show. Seeing his Banquo for the first and last time made me cry because he is, after all this time, still such a consummate and evocative performer.

Thank you Jeff. Thank you for bringing your artistry to the show.

You will be wholeheartedly missed.

Visit #25 - Happy birthday, Missus MacCrinan*…
So many happy returns on my triple birthday celebration with the beloved Bloodwillhavebloodtheysay and Caoine. The gang was all there and what a joyful night it turned out to be.
The day started off kind of crap. But turned around when my lovely ladydate (the future Mrs. DreamingofManderley) and I went to the Heath for a quick pre-show meal and met several new residents of the McKittrick: Kit, John and Elizabeth. I’d never been for a regular dinner and I will say, it was surprisingly delicious.  But perhaps the most surprising thing that happened at the Heath were the personal encounters that peppered our supper.
I won’t give it away here, but I know I want to return to the Heath so I can solve more of the lupine mysteries of the McKittrick.
Highlights from the triple birthday show?
Emeri Fetzer as Sexy Witch - I am officially Missus MacCrinan but my heart did skip a beat when I danced with the gorgeous Sexy Witch under the moonlight.  When she lured me into a dark closet with her promise of sweetness, I followed as if under a spell and fell in love.
Miguel Anaya Speakeasy Bartender - Have you seen Miguel dance with the Sexy Witch in the bar? The longing is palpable. The lines and movements are so crisp. I was mesmerized and dumbfounded as to why I hadn’t followed him sooner! Oh and I beat out two enormous men for a shot of yummy whiskey. Teehee.
Ben Thys as Porter - Ben, Ben, Ben.  So pretty still and I didn’t laugh at Ben Porter this time!  In fact, his Porter made me a bit misty-eyed. (Oh if only the sight of my face made him misty-eyed too!)
Matty Oaks as Fulton - What can I say? Matty. F-in. Oaks. I love MO.  If it wasn’t that the entire rest of the audience loved MO as well, I would have had a shot at following him. Matty was one of my first Fultons and I still love his incredibly creepy interpretation.
Topped off the night dancing with Maximilian, Rupert and a long birthday reading with Annabella, not to mention hanging out with some of my favorite people from the tumblrsphere.
Thank you for the kind birthday wishes and gifts.  And much love still to the show that has brought together so many creative, talented and genuinely good people. 
'Til next we meet…
- D
*as you can see by all my pretty feathery gifts, other people must know I am Missus MacCrinan too.

Visit #25 - Happy birthday, Missus MacCrinan*…

So many happy returns on my triple birthday celebration with the beloved Bloodwillhavebloodtheysay and Caoine. The gang was all there and what a joyful night it turned out to be.

The day started off kind of crap. But turned around when my lovely ladydate (the future Mrs. DreamingofManderley) and I went to the Heath for a quick pre-show meal and met several new residents of the McKittrick: Kit, John and Elizabeth. I’d never been for a regular dinner and I will say, it was surprisingly delicious.  But perhaps the most surprising thing that happened at the Heath were the personal encounters that peppered our supper.

I won’t give it away here, but I know I want to return to the Heath so I can solve more of the lupine mysteries of the McKittrick.

Highlights from the triple birthday show?

Emeri Fetzer as Sexy Witch - I am officially Missus MacCrinan but my heart did skip a beat when I danced with the gorgeous Sexy Witch under the moonlight.  When she lured me into a dark closet with her promise of sweetness, I followed as if under a spell and fell in love.

Miguel Anaya Speakeasy Bartender - Have you seen Miguel dance with the Sexy Witch in the bar? The longing is palpable. The lines and movements are so crisp. I was mesmerized and dumbfounded as to why I hadn’t followed him sooner! Oh and I beat out two enormous men for a shot of yummy whiskey. Teehee.

Ben Thys as Porter - Ben, Ben, Ben.  So pretty still and I didn’t laugh at Ben Porter this time!  In fact, his Porter made me a bit misty-eyed. (Oh if only the sight of my face made him misty-eyed too!)

Matty Oaks as Fulton - What can I say? Matty. F-in. Oaks. I love MO.  If it wasn’t that the entire rest of the audience loved MO as well, I would have had a shot at following him. Matty was one of my first Fultons and I still love his incredibly creepy interpretation.

Topped off the night dancing with Maximilian, Rupert and a long birthday reading with Annabella, not to mention hanging out with some of my favorite people from the tumblrsphere.

Thank you for the kind birthday wishes and gifts.  And much love still to the show that has brought together so many creative, talented and genuinely good people. 

'Til next we meet…

- D

*as you can see by all my pretty feathery gifts, other people must know I am Missus MacCrinan too.

The King’s Masquerade.  New Year’s Eve at the McKittrick, 2014.

The feast was incredible. The flowing drinks made our cheeks glow pink and warm.  The highlights of the “Savoury Pye” and “Chocolate Foole” left us aching to unbutton our gowns and tails. But the magical a cappella rendition of “A Nightingale Sings in Berkeley Square” nearly brought tears to my eyes.  A beautiful night spent dancing, drinking and feteing with gorgeous masked friends. A blessed way to harkening the dawn of a new year.

Happy 2014, my lovelies!

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Hello my lovelies! Oh how the time flies and another year has almost gone by. I hope to see you at the King’s Winter Masquerade this New Year’s Eve! It’s black and white AND a masquerade, so get inspired.  I sure hope you kids will get creative with your costumes.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, hurry here. (Otherwise, how else will we celebrate with a New Year’s Eve kiss?!) See you soon and until then, happy holidays!

Halloween:: Curse of the Mummy
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My dear dear ones, there is so much to say about The Curse of the Mummy, that I am not sure how exactly to say it.  It was two spectacular evenings spent with friends old and new. I shall break down The Curse of the Mummy into sections so as to better recall the madness.

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There are minor spoilers and such. So don’t read this if A) you can travel back in time or if B) you hate recaps.

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Tonight. Tonight.
Theda Bara rises, Cleopatra 1917.

Tonight. Tonight.

Theda Bara rises, Cleopatra 1917.

thebloodybusiness:

My latest curiosity box…a gift for Cat.

-C

I love this.  Cawdor, your art gets curious-er and curious-er in the best way.