I’ve realised recently that I like writing about hypothetical situations.
I started off with this post detailing some things I would do if I won the lottery, which was promptly followed by another one talking about how well I would do if I ended up playing “I Have Never” (which let’s face it isn’t exactly likely to happen).
Now they say that things tend to come in threes, so following that little rule I’ve thought of another hypothetical instance; a dinner party.
I’ll admit, I’m probably just as likely to host one of these as I actually am to win the lottery, which is why I’ve decided to answer another question I’ve been asked fairly recently.
Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
Now normally there’s no real rules, however I’ve decided to throw in one exception.
They have to be still alive. Phew, less mess to clean up.
Even though that made it a little bit easier, it was still a tough one! Now the 5 don’t necessarily have to be compatible guests (as in similar ages, interests etc.) but I’d like to think that if you got these 5 people together it wouldn’t necessarily be that much of a disaster…..
This guy definitely has his critics and online trolls (who doesn’t these days) but I think he’s awesome. I know most people would have first seen him on Gavin and Stacey but the 2006 film version of The History Boys is where I first noticed him and I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything else he’s done since then.
I think as far as a dinner party is concerned, he’d be an amazing host of one and I think an even better guest. He’s a natural entertainer, a skilled actor, singer and writer and one of the best talents this country has ever produced. Most likely pretty funny when he’s had a few too so that works in his favour. Would definitely be pulling up a seat at my table!
Speaking of “pulling”…..
Ah, only kidding.
She may turn out to be the only female guest at my dinner party but she is well worth her seat at the table.
I personally hadn’t seen her in anything until Cinderella in 2015 (benefits of having a daughter) and I’ve seen her in a few movies since then, notably of course the sequel to Mamma Mia. She can sing, she can dance, jive, and she can have the time of her life; therefore she’d be a great addition to the party. Plus, I’m sure working with James Corden is bound to happen at some point in her career if it hasn’t already so they could discuss future projects to work on and maybe I could be credited for playing host to the idea?
Now for some people under 30, or just not aware of this man, this might seem like a bit of an odd one. Pete Townshend is the lead guitarist and one of two surviving members of The Who, and he’s been my musical hero for almost 20 years. The first band I ever loved, one of the first gigs I ever went to and my longest and most-revered affiliation with music.
He’s a genius song-writer, charismatic stage performer and speaks candidly about his life and his experience of playing in one of the biggest rock bands the world has ever seen. He’s genuinely one of the only people I would have no idea what to say to if I ever met him and given that he’s 75 years of age now I’m dreading the day when we lose him (sooner rather than later if I was the one cooking)
Not sure what he’ll make of the younger people at the table but I would never not have him there.
Speaking of music and speaking of genius, this man wouldn’t have even been considered a year or two ago but recent events would make him a shoe-in.
The reason for this? I’ve fallen in love with Hamilton, and as the brains of the operation I naturally have grown to love what this man does. Of course, his talents go beyond just this show but also his efforts towards providing music for Moana, playing a starring role in Mary Poppins Returns and writing music for the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid would make him extremely popular in our house!
A great singer, performer, freestyler (maybe he could teach me) and just a thoroughly nice bloke, he seems like great company to have around.
Last but not least it’s another person used to the spotlight (although he may be the only one of my guests who isn’t known for his singing prowess?), this man has appeared in loads of stuff I like and now runs his own podcast that I enjoy listening to as well.
Ever since I first saw him in the title role of Doctor Who, at which point I was shocked to know he wasn’t English, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for this fella. Sure, he’s gone on to play psychopaths (Bad Samaritan), moody detectives (Broadchurch) and serial killers (Des) since then, but I’d still invite him to my party…..
….as long as he behaves himself.
Phew! It was actually pretty tough getting this one down to just 5!
Sorry to the likes of the lovely Anna Kendrick and the legendary Morgan Freeman who just missed out; maybe once the rule of 6 is over and COVID is a thing of the past I’ll have you all over, providing you all stay alive.
Who would you have at your fantasy dinner party? Could you limit yourself to just 5 people? Also I haven’t covered this but…what would you cook?!
Let me know in the comments!