The Play’s the Thing

Not sure why, but over the last few years we’ve got out of the habit of going to the theatre. So we’ve decided to do something about that. We have four trips to the theatre booked over the next few weeks.

It all started off on Saturday when we went see Two Thousand Years at the National Theatre. We’re big fans of Mike Leigh’s films and the chance to see his work on stage was too good to miss.

Then next Saturday we’re off to the Open Air Theatre to see The Boyfriend. We love the Open Air Theatre. It’s such a civilised way to see a play. We love it so much that we’re going back about ten days later to see A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream – which is pretty much the Open Air Theatre’s signature play. And then in early September we’re going to see Rock ‘N’ Roll to celebrate my birthday. Tom Stoppard is one of my favourite playwrights. I used to go and see all of his plays, but I don’t think I’ve seen one since I saw Arcadia over ten years ago.

So I’m back into theatre-going with a bang. What’s the point of living in one of the theatre capitals of the world if you don’t take advantage of it. If people don’t go and support good theatre productions, then producers will just give us more and more crap musicals.

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