Great Shows

We spent much of last week down in London .. lots of reasons, but in large part to see a couple of plays by Gillian Plowman. We went to the Gala Night of “Crooked Wood” at the Jermyn Street theatre (their first in-house production, directed by Gene David Kirk) played in the presence of the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent – Gillian was there at the start btu then had to rush off for the first preview night of “Yours Abundantly, from Zimbabwe” at the Oval House. Its not often a living author has two shows in London but the clash of first night and gala night must be pretty well unique! Later in the week we went to the opening night of “Yours Abundantly, from Zimbabwe”.

Two very different plays; the first an intimate little piece staring the quite extraordinary Doreen Mantle and the second a very, very powerful piece with strong political comment starring an extremely watchable Gillian Wright. What a delightful week.

Oh, and to finish it off, we went to RAF Lyneham Theatre Club’s “Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime” – not the same sort of thing at all but a good way to finish off a theatrical week.