Friday, December 19, 2014

Two Exceptional Performances

  Tuesday saw the long awaited live screening in cinemas in 23 countries of the Royal Ballet's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, direct from the Royal Opera House. Sarah Lamb as Alice was sensational. Zenaida Yanowsky nearly stole the show with her Queen Of Hearts and the supporting cast were all beyond reproach. A fabulous evening. The set was virtually another character, showing that traditional themes do not need traditional sets and demonstrating just how far we have come with digital technology.

  Then last night at The Lowry, the two blondes and myself  splashed out on a gala dinner before the first night of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night Time, a new production fresh from Broadway, having its premiere in Manchester before going to London. This is going to be a huge success. An ultra modern set, exceeding even that by the Royal Ballet, turned a good story into an exciting, amazing production. This is a must see for everyone. Excellent casting. Just to finish an already terrific evening, we won a prize of six bottles of wine in the raffle. After a spate of funerals recently, this week has brought a welcome change to the household. And tonight is the Live From Worktown Christmas Party here in Bolton. Hard to contain one's delight.

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