Technically this was an anniversary outing as it’s our anniversary next month. We booked the tickets eons ago, before the cast had even been announced. I’ve never seen R&J performed on stage so quite fancied it.
The whole production was meant to be a Cinderella reunion with Ken Branagh once again directing Lily James and Richard Madden but tragedy struck the tragedy when Madden injured his ankle and had to step aside.
We ended up seeing Freddie Fox (yes he’s one of the Foxes). I only knew him from Cucumber (Ch4) so didn’t really have any preconceptions. He was outstanding. Lily James was very good and had a beautiful singing voice. But it was Meera Syal and Derek Jacobi who stole the show as the Nurse and ageing lothario Mercutio. Great fun!
Before the show we had a quick pre-theatre dinner and when I popped to the loo I ended up taking a pic of the bathroom tiles. This is not the first time I’ve done this. I’d like to re-do our bathroom in the next couple of years and I’m in love with metro tiles so I snap pics of them wherever I go. God help me when it’s actually time to pick and choose(!)
*Now before people start complaining that I took photos of the play I’ll just state now that obviously I didn’t take the pics of the cast of R&J as you’re not allowed to do that. So only the outside pics of the theatre are mine. Happy? Jolly good.