The Royal Shakespeare Company may want sci-fi fans to show up to see their production of Hamlet starring Star Trek The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart and Doctor Who’s David Tennant, but apparently they don’t want fans to bring any of their stuff. Although they are allowing autographs, the producers have banned the signing of any Trek or Who memorabilia.
A lot of ‘splainin’ to do
In a statement from the RSC, forbidding fans from bringing Trek or Who memorabilia for the play’s stars to sign is a necessary action.
Due to the huge amount of interest in the RSC’s current production of Hamlet, only Royal Shakespeare Company or production related memorabilia will be signed by members of the company. It is very flattering that there is so much interest in this production, but the sheer volume of requests means that we need to set some limits which will be as fair as possible for everyone. We apologize if this causes any disappointment.
So for those of you hoping for Stewart to sign that Captain Picard action figure or wanting Tennant to sign that life-size replica of the Tardis, you’re out of luck. Let the complaints commence!
RSC deems these items contraband
[Source: The Daily Mail]