|It's slightly odd to see an 'out of order' sign isn't it?|
It's a pleasure to be surprised and lose myself in drama or humour and to find how changes in expectations and taste are reflected in the production.
Today we went to a matinee performance of Ray Cooney's Out of Order a (Farce style ) play which did seem to be rather nostalgic in the activities portrayed and the style of performance that was presented.
This play has been on tour and has a strong cast who performed with gusto but there was little (I felt) going on below the surface and the audience were not overly challenged (which I would think looking around suited them just fine).
Often I consider that things I do and see in the present have incredibly high thresholds to overcome yo impress me which is hard - today I have thought about the thrill I had on receiving my first bicycle which my father had bought second-hand and rejuvenated - much as performances of classics may aspire to.
|Okay we're £128. 02p|
A little less than Boeing Boeing which I saw last year (Questors Theatre) but this also felt that it was from a time and a place where women's issues were of less concern and I think that seeing it when it was first performed would have been a very different experience for audience and cast from how it feels now.
|As Roxy Music would no doubt like us to do|
|An old charmer in terms of doors|