December 13th, 2009


Saturday night; Keira Knightley's "Misanthrope"

Last night was my big night out of the year, the trip to the fancy dress ball that required a new dress to be done right.

I spent the day watching Southwark Playhouse's Christmas Carol (really fun, please go see it if you like the story and buy your tickets soon as it's selling out quickly, details to follow). When I got home I settled down to finish my review of The Misanthrope that I saw on Friday with Amy and J, the one with Keira Knightley (summary: a good night out, but not worth 50 quid - more in the 20-30 range).

wechsler and I headed out quite late to the fancy dress ball. J went to "The Peryl's (a band) Victorian Christmas Extravaganza." My evening consisted of: 35 quid tickets; 500 people in room fitting 300; performances that you couldn't get to because of the crowds and couldn't see if you made it in the room; the zipper on my dress busting (FAIL!); five quid for 1) a mixed drink 2) a beer 3) orange juice 4) water; a 40 quid taxi ride home. J had: good music; a gift from Santa; two pound beers; one pound slices of cake; piles of friends; a bus ride home. I do really think he had a better evening overall. It all makes me think that next year I should host a Steampunk Christmas Extravaganza, hire a hall, and really make an event worth attending.

This year's Christmas Carol

I finally got my review of Southwark Playhouse's A Christmas Carol finished while I was on the tube coming back from Trio Medieval at Wigmore Hall. It was really worth seeing and I'm pushing it to any of you who are going to be around for Christmas - book your tickets now because it's sold out for a third of the run already!

In other news I am short on sleep and it's almost eleven and I'm full of tapioca and the concert was nice and NIGHT ALL FOLKS.