Monthly Archives: August 2014
The Pajama Game . Michael Xavier (@michaelxavieruk) and Claire Machin our favourites in a strong cast.
Gone Girl – a bit slow to read the book but can’t wait to see Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in the movie.
Our neighbour Marianne Majerus’ beautiful photos of plants and gardens.
Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Old Vic’s THE CRUCIBLE.
We love the stylishness of le Coq Restaurant, St Paul’s Road – chicken and nothing but – delicious.
We’re hooked on Sky Atlantic’s Gomorrah “ugly in a good way”.
Daisy’s sending us pictures of her trip to Uganda on Instagram and we’re marvelling at the magic of a whole new way of staying in touch.
The Proms. We have been to four stunning concerts: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for an evening of Strauss and Elgar, including Inger Dam-Jensen, the Danish soprano, singing the Four Last Songs. Then a riotous, joyfully choreographed Kiss Me Kate with the John Wilson Orchestra. (Review here.) And a double-header musical meditation on death and loss with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis and Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, followed by the Tallis Scholars singing Sir John Tavener’s Ikon of Light and Requiem Fragments. The evening finished with Samuel West reading Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth, with the lights going out in the Royal Albert Hall.
We’re watching Kevin Spacey’s Netflix production of House of Cards (come on, catch up, we hear you say). And it’s slick and impressive but it doesn’t have the same wit and irony as the original.