May 2nd, 2007

HappyHat

I'm not feeling so sad as last night, thank goodness

First, I have one ticket for tonight's Absolute Beginners at the Lyric Hammersmith. Showtime is 7:30: is anyone able to go? (The ticket was only £9 so I won't scream if you want to go and cry skint, it's better than having it go to waste.) Please let me know ASAP. Second ...

So my boss is working from home, which means I'm skiving today, well, only I wasn't really skiving, I just decided to let myself leave the building for lunch ...

and who did I run into but indigo_violet, who was looking very "I just got back from Whitby ..."

and then we sat down and had a drink and a natter and then I really WAS skiving and wasn't it just a lovely day to sit on a patio and have a chat with a friend, knowing there were no meetings in my future, no pressing work to attend to, and no boss waiting for me to come back?

Anyway, I'm going to go help spikeylady pack tomorrow, because it will be useful and I think I'll enjoy the company and feeling like I'm being helpful. Yay a free night! Yay a sunny day and nice friends and no boss today!
Sea dragon

Review: Absolute Beginners at the Lyric Hammersmith

First: tickets for Glass Menagerie are available for £10 from LastMinute.com. I'm going with thekumquat and a few others next Thursday. Would anyone else like to go? I will be buying these tickets tomorrow so do speak up soon.

As usual I'm a bit too tired to really be saying much (this late at night), but:

The show was a bit too rough especially considering they'd been doing public performances for almost a week. The lead actor wasn't really able to convey the excitement about "Being a Teenager!" and God knows at my age I need someone who's really convincing when this is their main theme. I did like the anti-racism and "London is all of us" message, but ... I don't go to a show to get a message, I go to hear a story told by people whose lives I care about. And ... I didn't really care about these guys, only the really peripheral ones. It's like, well, Cabaret, everyone knows who Sally Bowles is, but does anyone remember the name of the writer? No, because his point of view and his life are boring.

Anyway, fun set, slightly cheap costumes. If this show ever gets remounted, maybe they'll get a better hang of how the dialogue should go. Verdict? Worth £9, but ... glad that's all I paid.