Tonight I went and saw Roxie Hart at the BFI with Jason, and my, what a difference a real star makes! I've seen several versions of Chicago (including a silent, I believe), but in none of them was Roxie performed by such an incredible talent as Ginger Rogers. Her tap dance scenes in the courthouse were amazing!
On the way back south, I finished The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and passed it on to Jason with the promise that it was a cross between Aunt Dan and Lemon and Picnic at Hanging Rock. With that kind of recommendation, I'm sure he'll read it; I certainly enjoyed it, and despite its little size, it's given me enough to chew on for ages.