Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen two very different London shows. On the way back from Pisa we saw Daniel Radcliffe swearing in the Cripple of Inishmaan, and on the way out to Tunisia we saw the Mousetrap.
The trip back from Pisa was lovely actually. We did loads of shopping, had a very nice stay at the St Giles Hotel and generally enjoyed ourselves. The Cripple of Inishmaan was very very peculiar – excellent for sure but certainly odd. If I was being harsh it would be like a two-and-a-half hour episode of Father Ted, complete with overblown Oirish characters and small town stupidity. But actually it was very funny at times. The story was odd though and ended in a rather strange and unlikely manner but it was a good night.
When we left we came out the theatre to a sea of flash bulbs, eventually realising that Nicholas Cage had just leapt into a car with his family. So we were in pretty good company then.
A couple of days ago we saw the Mousetrap and enjoyed that hugely. Don’t let the old fashioned dialogue put you off. It’s just a darn good play, with an excellent story and that has to be all good doesn’t it. Even though we were sat right up in the cheap seats we had a great view and loved it.
As always I loved London and got to know the streets of the West End better than I did before which was great. We’re not spending time in London on the way back from Tunisia so I’ll have to wait a while till next time. I think the shopping we did in the Primark down by Tottenham Court Road will keep us going a while!