Most of my money that doesn't get spent on theatregoing gets spent on books. I collect childrens'/girls' books from roughly 1900-1960s & have been doing so since my teens. Never mind not enough shelf space, I'm about to run out of ceiling space!
I'm not very keen on travelling abroad (though I've notched up half a dozen cruises in the last 3 years since my mother developed a taste for them) but I like visiting places within the UK. Admittedly this often involves theatregoing but I also like visiting museums, art galleries (not contemporary), churches/cathedrals, stately homes, etc. I usually take far too many photos, including an odd passion for taking extreme close-ups of flowers.
I'm utterly unsporty in terms of doing any, unless you count walking, but I like to watch F1 and, on the rare occasions it's on terrestrial, equestrianism. I don't watch much other TV, nor films.
Depends on what happens after we die. If haunting where you died is an option, no reason to miss out on act 2. You'd have to hope it was a theatre with plenty of turnover though, could be a slightly tedious afterlife if you opted to hang around for the second half of Thriller, thinking you had the option to move along Shaftesbury Avenue as the urge took you, only to discover you're stuck in a two metre radius of your place of death.
Maybe that's the circle of Hell designed for theatregoers: stuck eternally watching Thriller! (Though at least if I was stuck in the Lyric I would get one performance of Showstopper a month!)
And to add to the previous discussion, if you gotta go (and we all gotta go sometime) I can think of worse ways than after a night at the theatre. And for some of us on this board 'leaving' (in the ultimate way) at the interval seems very apt...
Oh no, not in the interval, you'd miss Act 2. It would be especially awful if it was a piece you'd never seen before & therefore you'd never find out how it ended! Much better to die just as the curtain calls end.
I needn't have worried about the tube. It was no busier than normal this evening. I had a look at the installation in Leicester Square about 7.15pm & that wasn't really busy either. There were plenty of people there, of course, but you didn't have to wait to go into the garden & it wasn't jam packed in there.
Tonight's show was a mafia movie set (partly) on a bouncy castle: "The Bouncer". I now want all improv shows to include a bouncy castle scene! The sight of Henry S & Dave bouncing up & down for several minutes was priceless! The plot was R&J-esque: boy (Henry L) & girl (Charlie) fall in love but their fathers (Henry S & Josh) are rival bouncy castle company owners, one of who (Henry S) will do anything to have a business monopoly. Who knew the children's party business was so competative?! Highlights included the 6-person piggyback bouncy castle, the Hamiltonesque rap song, Charlie & Henry L dancing to Josh's Barry White number, & Ellie as a rabbit calling for back-up but none appearing as everyone was already in the scene! Lowlight: Dave gratuitously murdering a rabbit by stamping on it. He later tried to murder Charlie too but that got less of a reaction. None of this sort of stuff happened with Max!!
Annoying man in the audience who kept shouting stuff out during the show. I wish self-publicising people wouldn't take the request ro make suggestions at the start of a show as licence to then annoy everyone else for the rest of the show.
How long do you have to make the journey and how generally mobile are you? Is it worth walking to Holborn to hop on the Piccadilly line there, or walking down to Charing Cross/Embankment, getting the Northern line to Euston, then walking from there? I'm a big fan of walking the extra half mile or whatever if it makes getting on the tube a little easier, for instance if the alternative is battling Piccadilly Circus station on a Saturday night.
I do walk when possible. I'll be walking down from Kings Cross to the West End this evening. However after the show I'll only have c.25 mins to get back to Kings Cross to get the train I'm aiming for so I can't walk it in that time. I have considered Holborn but that's on TFL's busy list too so I don't want to dash up there only to find it's just as bad as Leicester Square.
As for me, we’ll i had exactly the same experience as Flim Flam did at KX last time, so I’ll be trying to avoid the event, but I do seem to have theatre bookings tonight and Saturday, so will have to work around them...
Thanks for the warning. I too have theatre booked this evening & Saturday, both of which involve needing the get the Piccadilly Line between Leicester Square & Kings Cross, so the TFL information is worrying.
Captain Bambi flew to Pluto ... it was very funny, the progress through the story was so interesting to watch, Jonathan keeping it on track, and a little love story happy ending for Captain Bambi (the guy with the lovely blonde curls) and Dave Hearn, sharing a kiss at the end ...
Took the kid and his girlfriend (both of whom you have met) - and they want to go again ....
Sci-fi seems to be a popular genre this run. The guy with the curls is Josh Elliott. I guess you won't have seen him before as he only does the improv shows with Mischief. You'll have to bring them with you to the last show, if there are still tickets left.
Yes, next to them. It's not the first time that's happened though, it's at least the 3rd time I've witnessed. And when it doesn't happen Jonathan usually refers to it anyway. Goodness knows why so many people seem to want to insult each other!