Monthly Archives: January 2014
We have loved the theatre in January.
Bring up the Bodies at the RSC. Just as good (if not better than) Wolf Hall (which we watched alongside Hilary Mantel…shameless name drop).
Preview night of Simon Russell Beale’s King Lear (the evening when Sam Troughton lost his voice as Edmund, so the un-rehearsed understudy took over in the second half. What a difference there is between a man and a man, said Goneril. Quite!)
And birthday celebrations with Matthew and Rebecca to see Jeeves and Wooster – you can’t fail to enjoy this evening.
(And I haven’t mentioned Coriolanus…)
I spent a day in Sheffield for Business is GREAT to meet Dave Hill and Paul Bostock, who had started a company after a chat in a pub. Lovely guys. What was really impressive was the way they had been helped by a company called Gripple (who had featured in my very first edition of Real Business) and also by the Emmaus charity for homeless people (who were going to handle their e-commerce). Heartwarming stuff and I wish them lots of luck.
The new series of Birds of a Feather is now going out. Last night Episode 5 was on air, all about tattoos and Botox. Everyone delighted with the ratings and discussions seem to be underway about a new series. Let’s hope it takes flight.