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ARTS - January 2009
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My sad lack of posting in November and December was happily due to an excess of getting out, about and seeing people following the misery of chemo-peel and the steroid drop-in shop. I partied on down at:

  • Wiltons Music Hall - what a fab old place Wiltons turned out to be - the last grand music hall trying to survive as an arts venue, do go in 2009.
  • Wig Out at the Royal Court Theatre - we were hoping for some wild sequinned trannies, singing and dancing outrageously but no, just not enough spangles for our Christmas party mood. Loved the staging tho’.
  • Hamlet at The Novello with David Tennant - before his back went – yay!
  • The National for
    1. Oedipus – over-rated and doesn’t Ralph Fiennes look more and more like Leonard Rossiter as he gets older?
    2. War Horse – great production but it didn't move me - the sick kids nearby nearly did tho' - parents please...
    3. Gethsemane - OK, uninspiring
    4. August: Osage County was the best play we saw by far. Savagely and hysterically funny; just the best antidote to all the saccharine of Christmas.
  • Family Reunion at the Donmar - a horribly stilted middle class play about ghastly people with a formulaic staging. Hated it.
  • The Festival Hall - Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Vinnie Colaiuta and Kenny Garrett - great jazz. The lifts were working, the sound was fantastic, the wheelchair spaces really good.
  • The Royal Academy for Miro, Calder, Giacommetti & Braque - a great small exhibition. The RA is generally a good place for access but why do they make booking parking so difficult? There are always spaces but they insist you book a week ahead. Spontaneity for wheelchair users, no?

I also saw family and friends for food, present giving and bubbles, watched some football and got some sleep. Are you suprised I haven't posted for a few weeks?

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