Another Friday and it is the ADC Theatre again. Tonight we are seeing “My fair Lady” based on the book “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw.
Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s ‘My Fair Lady’ tells the compelling story the ‘education’ of a Miss Eliza Doolittle.
Doolittle is a fiery, intelligent young woman who works as a flower girl. She desires upward social mobility, but her strong East-End accent prevents it. She seeks the elocution lessons from a paternalistic professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, who gradually moulds her into his ideal of womanhood. Eliza finds herself battling oppressive ideals of femininity and class and is forced to re-evaluate her sense of self.
CUMT’s production is a compelling reinterpretation of the classic tale, with an exhilarating combination of physical theatre, ensemble multi-rolling, puppetry, and Loewe’s well-loved score.
We are off for a 5 day break to sunny Benidorm where we have booked a room with sea view and balcony at hotel Canfali in the old city. The weather is very pleasant for this time of year (22C) although the sea is still very cold. Went for a couple of walks and found a lot has changed in the 5 years we were last there.
It is the 25th January and we are celebrating the birthday of the great Scottish bard himself. We meet with a group of friends and have “Cock-a-leekie” soup, followed by Haggis with tatties and neeps. All washed down by copious amounts of whiskey. An entertaining evening.
Another Friday and it is the ADC Theatre again. Tonight we are seeing “A View From The Bridge” by Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller’s masterpiece on human weakness.
Eddie Carbone lives with his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine. His life is simple and pragmatic, but this all changes when Beatrice’s immigrant cousins enter the fold…
How far will Eddie go to protect the world he has created? A powerful statement of human nature and very well performed.
They collected the green MGTF we have owned for almost 4 years and has now gone to the great battlefield (aka graveyard) in the sky.
As it is lovely weather we have been to Greenwich and visited the “Cutty Sark”, the Royal Naval College, the Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. An interesting visit and lovely parks surrounding the individual sites all next to the river Thames.
We went to see “Under The Greenwood Tree” today which is a delightful film. In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar. In the end it is the heart that prevails.
We went to the Fitzwilliam Museum today to see the “Feast and Fast” exhibition. A wonderful show of food in art and paintings over the last 400 years.
When walking back over Kings Parade we see a lovely picture by Laura Jordan and decide to treat ourselves and buy it
We are having a small party tonight (11 people) and each one is bringing a dish. We spent the evening talking, drinking and playing games and are surprised that it is already close to midnight. We wish all our friends and family a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
All good things seem to come to an end and we are flying back to UK today. Rather cloudy and fortunately it cleared up enough for the flight to land and depart pretty much on time.