Happy Monday everyone!
We had the winter solstice on Saturday and I cannot tell you, how much I’m looking forward to the days getting longer. So far it hasn’t been all that bad, but truth is, I’m more a summer girl 🙂
Today is the 23 June, which is the 174th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar and there are 191 days remaining until the end of the year. Also, it’s National Pink Day, so I’m hoping you’re wearing at least something small that is pink, and it’s Public Service Day as well.
Our topic for today is “At a Play”. It took me a while to think of what to write, but I’ve come up with something.
Possibly not the first play I went to, but one that comes to mind, was “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. Unfortunately, I hadn’t been able to get tickets for the London show, but did get to see it a few years later at our local theatre. It was one of the performances that always intrigued me, and I have to say, even though it was the original, I very much enjoyed it.
An even more memorable, or I should even say, unforgettable performance (yes, I’m stretching the “Play” here a little bit!) was when I went to see Audrey Hepburn and the London Symphony Orchestra “presenting the life of Anne Frank through the words of her diary and Tilson’s composed music” at the London Barbican Centre in 1991. It was a highlight of my time in London and from memory, we even had the honour of seeing the Duchess of Kent.
Of course, I knew Anne Frank’s story, but to have someone like Audrey Hepburn, Miss Golightly, read it to you … no words can describe the feeling. It’s something I’ll never forget. The whole place was in awe as she stood on the stage, humbly dressed in black, reading her script, and gracefully wiping the occasional tear from her face.
Is there a “play” you’ve been to, you enjoyed so much, you think about it often?