Went to the theatre last night to see the first part of The Northern Lights. This is a big deal production for the Nash and you can see why – it's a big cast, both in numbers and names and the staging is very ambitious – outside of a west end or broadway musical you won’t see anything as technically complex. Lucky it's a sell out I guess. Fortunately I’m also enjoying it enormously. Second part tonight – I'm quite looking forward to it. My companions also tell me that Timothy Dalton as Lord Asriel is still well sexy. Looks like a bit of an old hack to me but what do I know?