Friday, November 07, 2003

Last night to the Nash to see Tales from the Vienna Woods - hence not hung over today. Have to say it was gripping, even though you know it's all going to end badly in the end. It helps that it's a good production, with lovely Nicola Barker and Frances Barber but ultimately you need a good script.

This was written in 1931 but it reads like a contemporary piece - quite odd. And it's very very funny. The audience was perhaps a little stuffy and uncertain whether it was meant to be funny, this is after all pretty bleak stuff in parts, but should anyone else go and see it then yes - it's meant to be funny. You are allowed to laugh. Got mixed reviews but my compadres all enjoyed it too so it's probably not just me and my odd sense of entertainment.

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