This week has, again, been somewhat theatrical (and with a fair dollop of travel, just for balance)
On Wednesday I finally got round to seeing the Harry Potter play, which was very good (and I’ll write some thoughts about it later on) but made it into a seriously long day. Because of the size of the story/play, it’s been made in two parts, both just over two and a half hours. Including the break between plays, it meant I went in at 1pm (for performance starting at 2) and left just after 10pm. Then including getting back to Euston, and the Train Of The Damned to get back to Milton Keynes, I got home at about half midnight.
Yesterday I was down in London, going to see Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. I’d gone down earlier in the day, which was fine, and the play itself – again, very good, although I still need to formulate my thoughts and reactions to it a bit – was pretty complete, and ran to nearly four hours, including intervals. So again, starting at 7pm, I didn’t leave ’til 11. Driving home was easier, but still, I wasn’t back ’til gone midnight.
This evening I’m back down in London for a friend’s birthday thing (and another late return home) and then tomorrow morning I’m over in Reading supporting another friend who’s running the Reading half-marathon (again) and raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
So yeah, busy, and there really is no sign of sanity impinging on my life at any point soon…