Wednesday, February 26, 2014
27th February 2014
As I write this I am also revising (well supposed to but stopping briefly to update this blog), for a ECDL Level 2 database test to take place this afternoon, the weather being nice outside recently a break from the endless storms. Wish me best of luck on that front!
On Thursday I made a trip to see Monty Python's Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre near Charing Cross in London. I have seen it once before in 2011 at the Theatre Royal in Brighton when it featured Todd Carty (legend in Grange Hill, Eastenders, The Bill etc), and Jodie Prenger! This time went not just because of fondness for the show but also that there was a few people that I have been keen to see perform live for a while with comedian Joe Pasquale, and the lovely Carley Stenson (pictured to the left) remembered fondly for Steph Dean in Hollyoaks and since leaving is proving to be a very popular actress in the West End in various musicals like Legally Blonde and in Spamalot show playing the Lady Of The Lake. I had a seat in the top tier of this Victorian theatre and although the view was a little bit restrictive, I had a great view of the females in the show from above! All in all a great show and good night, and the scenes at the Apollo just before Christmas did not stop me going. Although I did read up that in 1905 there was a roof and partial wall collapse at Charing Cross Station, with part of the wall collapsing on the neighbouring Playhouse Theatre which was being rebuilt that cost the lives of 3 workers on the site, but the modern Playhouse a fab West End Theatre seems a place in great condition and lovingly cared for!
Finally credit to whoever decides to play the music in Eastenders, not only is the show picking up again but seem to be playing some excellent proper old skool dance/ house tracks in scenes involving Cindy's Cafe or the corner shop! The last 2 months have included St Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart and Joe Smooth - Promised Land, keep up the good work Dominic Treadwell-Collins! :)