HOW DO THEY DO IT? Jane Austen Improv that blew my mind!

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Mr Pickett, a rather girly young man with a penchant for flowers, has fallen desperately in love with new arrival to Bath Clarissa Fences. She is desperately allergic to flowers, but nevertheless after a disastrous first meeting they reconvene at a bridge of flowers, only for her to be kidnapped by the notorious White brothers, one of whom she recently and scandalously married at a ceremony of dubious validity. Her Welsh, arsonist’s widow aunt Carmine, Mr Pickett and his sister Caroline all team together to find her, happily unharmed, but the White brothers who own all the newspapers have him thrown into jail. Happily our strange trio band together again, bust him out and then Mr Pickett and Mr White have a noble thumb war to the death, and the lovebirds are finally united.

I went out without my baby. I went to the THEATRE without my baby. Before the incredible theatre experience that was HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD which I’ll post about soon, I went out with my university friends to see an improvised Jane Austen play. And I’ll be honest, I had doubts. I’ve seen comedy adaptations of classical works before that have left me frustrated and disapproving. And really any adaptations are a risky game in my book. But Austentatious (company and show name) were just FANTASTIC!!

I’M GOING TO SEE THE CURSED CHILD TODAY!!!

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YES I AM!!!

OMG!

We booked it forever ago, but it is finally the day! My secondary school friends and I are all once again meeting up to do something Harry Potter. These are the people I queued at midnight with, took flying pictures with and more.

I’m beyond excited. I suppose this sort of thing is mixing our generation’s obsession with experience with our obsession with Harry Potter. Here is the chance to have a literally one of a kind experience.

I desperately hope it’s good. I hope it’s not too much about Harry and more about his kids. I hope I can follow what is going on. I hope I’ve not forgotten all about Harry Potter (kidding. no way). I hope I don’t miss my baby too much to enjoy it.

I hope I can find some interesting things to say afterwards without any spoilers.

Here goes!

Following Alice Underground – my most magical, bizarre, amazing theatre experience ever!

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I’ve been wanting to see Alice Underground for a very long time. Hearing people who had been rave about it made me finally bite the bullet, and get tickets for last week. They were £35, which is a lot to spend on an evening out – but they were totally worth it and more. The show is only on until the end of THE WEEK – if you’re in London and can go you MUST!

The Globe and the Bard strike again – fantastic cheap London theatre!

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We went to the Globe! This is one of my very, very favourite things to do in London. You can get tickets to stand in the Yard for just £5, which puts you right in the middle of the action. From the enthusiastic staff to the exquisite theatre and watching the sky darken above you as the play unfolds, in all it makes a totally magical experience.

We saw The Merchant of Venice, which I’d never seen live before. It was a fantastic production with great performances and imagination, impressive staging and great moments. This play shows Shakespeare’s incredible ability to combine what is a terribly serious and sad topic – Shylock’s story – with silly and fun love stories, and not really to any story’s detriment.

Three current London Shows in amazing locations that I’m desperate to see

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These three theatre experiences just look AMAZING! Really exciting use of set, story and drama to tell some of my very favourite tales that there are. If I had lots of money I’d go and see them all at least once, but as it is we shall see!