Friday 26 October 2012, 09:31
Last day of half term here. Last day of no school run obligations and pyjama blogging. A decadent start to the weekend eh? One of the reasons for our slovenly behaviour was the post show dash to see Warhorse at the New London Theatre. I had heard it was brilliant and, ahead of Michael Morpurgo's appearance on the show, needed to see for myself.
And guess what? It's brilliant. Everyone else was right. I enjoyed the film but this is so much smarter and so much more engaging. It's spectacle comes from the work of the Handspring Puppet Company who bring the horses to life. Many of you will have seen it and know all this but you really watch 2 shows; the story as told by the actors and then the puppeteers working the animals and providing their noises too. 2 hours and a half hours of being utterly absorbed, moved and thrilled too, we then got a speech from Michael Morpurgo. He told the story of how a pint in a pub in Devon with an old solider had formed the basis of what became Warhorse. It's now on in the US and about to be staged in Berlin. He'll be on the show shortly-don't miss him.
(and a mention for the brilliant folk singer Bob Fox who sang the John Tams songs and plays the omnipresent narrator-like song man. The singing is what gets you if the story hasn't)
It's Bond day on the film show on 5L with full review and Daniel Craig interview (Steve has Daniel C and Judy D too on his show). I agree with Chris that it's best to see Bond without anyone giving anything away but that's difficult when reviewing the thing. But Skyfall is the only show in town so it'll dominate matters I think. Then we'll hit the weekend with your ARF selection of good time tunes. Sylvester last week-anything better you've got in mind?
Have a washed and scrubbed (and maybe shaken and strirred) Friday, see you at 2&5.
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