Old Dickhead Interrupts Lady Edith at the Theater

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Laura Carmichael, whom you might know as Lady Edith Crawley from Downton Abbey, was just minding her own business acting in a West End production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, when, hark, from the audience, a dickhead spoke: "Stop, stop, stop. It doesn't work and you don't work. It is not good enough. I could be at home watching television." The voice, according to several bemused audience members, belonged to old theatre lion Peter Hall, director and amateur heckler.


The 82-year-old Hall quickly escorted himself out of the theater and Carmichael continued on as if nothing had happened, but the story is making the gossip rounds on Sunday and several on-the-scene theater-goers were quickly able to provide some context for Hall's outburst. One member of the audience insisted, "To clear it up – Peter Hall wasn't actually heckling, he was muttering loudly about it not working," which is pretty much what heckling is, but whatever. We get it - sometimes old people speak out of turn because they think everyone should benefit from their wisdom and experience, which in Hall's case does not include knowing how to sit quietly and keep his internal monologue from getting loose. [Telegraph]

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