Had a lovely night last night at the London Oratory School Theatre; Cygnet Players were doing Thoroughly Modern Millie. Stuart B was the choreographer and Johnny C (his partner) was directing. It turned out to be a bit of a Chorus night too; there were about twenty of us in the audience.
The show was excellent; fantastic costumes, great dancing and Olly and Mark A in the cast too. Rather unusually, they did the lines of the Chinese characters in Chinese and had screens by the side of the stage with the translations. Great comic effect as the evening wore on.
Today was a very late start; the lie-in went on rather too long, so by the time I got up it was pretty much time to leave to meet Lee S in town. He’d offered me a spare ticket he had for a movie called Namibia. It was a three-hour epic charting the country’s struggle for independence from South Africa. Neither of us was familiar with the background, so while the movie wasn’t the best I’ve ever seen, it was educational.
Stopped off at PD for a few hours on the way home.