[Picture on it’s way]
After 2 days of indoor nose blowing, today was the day to get out again. Back to work, and much better, back to London. I missed being in the city, I missed him and him, and the Southbank, and the feeling of just being here. The weather was making the evening close to perfect, and I gave it the finishing touch by buying another mango blaster and sit down on a bench on the South bank.
One of the reasons why London is such a cool city is this. While reading my book, and writing a bit, thinking about what we might do this evening, I suddenly realised that I was about a 100 meters away from the National Theatre.
(The first time I saw the building of the National Theatre I was shocked, it is really ugly. A grey block of concrete, nothing more. Built on a beautiful place though, that I have to admit, with her feet in the Thames, nearly.) And I had never been inside before. So – time to do something about that.
The National Theatre has a summer program where all plays are available for only ?10 (2/3 of the seats), and that is cheaper than a cinema ticket. At 7.20pm I checked my watch, walked to the theatre, was there at 7.25pm, asked if they had any tickets left, which they had, and at exactly 7.30pm I sat on my very comfortable chair on a perfect spot in the really big Olivier Theatre, and enjoyed Market Boy. Last minute decisions are cool.
Market Boy (it was a preview) was fun to watch. It’s soundtrack existed of 80’s music which was enjoyable and recognizable, the rotating scene was quite amazing and well used, and it was simply entertaining. Apart from that, more than 2 hours filled with all kinds of London accents, I was sold after 5 minutes. If you should comment it, it maybe lacks some depth in some of the main characters. But for ?10, as big a performance as this (more than 30 actors) in a beautiful theatre in the heart of London – what more could you ask for?