Sunday, June 17, 2012

Catching up... And looking forward

Circumstances have limited our theatregoing so far this year, and although we've managed to see a couple of shows in the last few weeks we've found it difficult to find the time to post our thoughts on them. We're hoping to write up some belated thoughts in the next few days  (including "Avenue Q") and we'll also be posting about the National Theatre of Scotland's "Macbeth" which we saw this afternoon.

We'd normally by now have posted our initial thoughts on the Edinburgh Fringe programme and which shows we are planning to see. However, this August we're a little distracted by a couple of planned trips to London for dramatic events of a sporting rather than theatrical nature (although we are planning at least one theatre trip while we are there).  We're only away for a day or two, but we expect it to be sufficiently exhausting on mind, body and wallet that it will leave our Fringe coverage somewhere between negligible and non-existent. That said, we have booked up for Vanishing Point's "Wonderland" which forms part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Further ahead, we hope to ramp our theatregoing back up again after the summer and will be paying close attention to the theatre programmes that drop through our letterbox.  In fact, we've already booked what are our most expensive theatre tickets ever in the shape of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the SECC in September.  While the 'casting by TV show' element doesn't sit well with us, it's a show we have a lot of time for and Tim Minchin as Judas is a huge draw.

Thanks for sticking with us while our posts have been so limited - and we look forward to sharing our thoughts more regularly again as the year goes on.

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Anonymous said...

Just want to comment that I am delighted at your return! I have missed your reviews which I find so much easier to understand and relate to than many of the press reviews. I will miss your 'pick of the fringe' post but do hope that you'll enjoy the Olympics and look forward to your posts re Autumn's forthcoming productions.

Statler said...

Thanks Robert, it's good to be back and it looks like there will be plenty of shows to interest us come the autumn. I'm hoping to get something written up about them next week.