Monday, February 19, 2007

Lunchtime theatre

Theatre has become part of my every day life now without thinking about it. Even a lunchtime stroll around The Cut in Southwark, where I was looking for a shoe shop to get a new pair for the 'Oscars', turned into a theatre journey.

The Bookshop Theatre caught my eye and I had to pop in. Very quickly the books were jumping into my hands and Samuel Beckett was in abundance. They have a little stage at the back where actors perform readings and plays. Delightful, atmospheric and intimate are the words that spring to mind. Worth a visit sometime.

Across the road The Young Vic has a busy theatre bar and the box office and PR staff are busy chatting and preparing for this evening's performance of The Soldier's Fortune.

Walking a little further along and The Old Vic comes into view. The signs for the Taming Of The Shrew and Twelfth Night have still to be replaced following the final performance on Saturday. Robert Lindsay stars in John Osborne's The Entertainer and opens on Friday so the exterior work has a few days to go.

Theatre fix for the day over, I return without shoes but with a story to tell and a Samuel Beckett book for the flight and chill out moments in the rooftop pool in Hollywood's Oscars hotel The Renaissance.

Have a nice day in the world of theatre wherever you are.

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