Stage Door – Mark Rylance

Today was my final theatre trio of the year to see Mark Rylance starring in the play he co-wrote Nice Fish (review to follow). Afterwards I headed to the stage door and was actually rather surprised that only two other people had decided to wait for him to come out.



It was well and truly worth the wait as soon as he came out he was so grateful that we’d waited so long after the show finished. He had asked us where we were from and I explained that I’d travelled down from Newcastle for the day to see the play and he thanked me for that.

He also asked me what I did so I told him I was a football coach and he asked me who I worked with, and said his niece plays in the US. We also spoke about Bridge of Spies with his character Abel being born in Newcastle. To which he said he did not know until Sting told him! Yes what a great conversation. An incredible actor and such a lovely humble man!

As well as the autograph on the front of the programme (I bought a copy of the play but couldn’t decide which to get signed) I also got an amazing photo 🙂 so thank you Mark Rylance for an early Christmas present!



22 thoughts on “Stage Door – Mark Rylance

  1. Great photo – one to treasure. Looks and sounds like a real nice man and particularly as he took an interest in what you did and where you came from. Front row again?

    Did you have a chance to visit the Christmas market in Leicester Square?

    Expect you will be planning your next visit(s) to London for 2017!


  2. […] December saw the year being signed off with a final London day trip to see Mark Rylance in Nice Fish, which was such a fantastic experience. Certainly one of the very best British stage actors of a generation. I had the ticket for this from August so to say it felt like forever to come around was something! I also had a VIP experience at the theatre with the ambassador lounge and special coat room which was very handy! The play is very thought-provoking and enjoyable from start to finish. Read the full review here. To really finish off the year in style I waited at the stage door to try to meet Mark Rylance and it was a great experience, he was lovely, signed my programme and posed for a photo. Mark Rylance – Stage Door! […]


    • Thanks! Yeah it was probably my joint favourite experience really to meeting Ian McKellen. Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan were great too!


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