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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Nobody but a monumental bore would have thought of having a honeymoon in Budleigh Salterton

We went to the revival of Blithe Spirit earlier this month.  It was my mum's significant birthday, so I bought tickets and we went together.  It was jolly good, especially but not exclusively Angela Lansbury.  The play was reviewed this evening on Saturday Review; I'm not sure everyone liked it as much as Mum and I did.

Of course it's massively misogynistic, it was written by a very waspish gay man, what were you expecting? A feminist tract?  Of course it's a bit dated, it was dated when it was written in wartime, rationing Britain; of course it's a bit old fashioned, it's 75 years old.  It was played entirely seriously and everyone had spot on timing; we loved it.  

No one mentioned Ruth's clothes, though, which was a shame.

This photo is from the official set photos, I've not suddenly transformed into a marvellous photographer.  The grey frock is rather wonderful isn't it? She wore an absolutely TERRIFIC red frock later on, simply gorgeous, but I can't find a picture, annoyingly enough.

Anyway, if you can get a ticket, go.  It is fabulous.

March Madness, 22/31

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