Mark your calendars for this Friday night for a new Danny Boyle production. He won’t be winning an Oscar for this particular work, but Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip have been promised a staring role in a cast of over 10,000 performers. Just shy of 42 million dollars, the budget for this show is more than that of Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, and 127 Hours COMBINED.


Boyle’s Opening Ceremony at the London Olympic Games, titled “The Isles of Wonder”, will feature a past-present-future approach to the history of the United Kingdom. Combining British music, literature, television, movies, and pop culture, this ceremony will see the likes of Shakespeare, Paul McCartney, Mary Poppins, James Bond, Peter Pan, Dr. Who, The Who, and of course, sheep. That’s right! 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, 9 geese, 70 sheep and 3 sheepdogs will be part of the “mythic” British countryside complete with real rain clouds.


Of the 540 US Olympic athletes traveling to London to take part in the games, 269 of them are female- the first time in US Olympic history that women outnumber men. All of them, however, will be wearing Ralph Lauren during the Parade of Nations. We can’t wait to see who everyone else is wearing! So get your hand-on-your-heart pose ready and brush up on those lyrics to the National Anthem, because we are READY for the Olympics!


-William Fogler
WM Events

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