Monday, 17 August 2009

A Bit Of A Change

Some time ago There and Back and I discussed the possibility of going to the theatre together on the next occasion that we met. We had decided that we would go to see Les Miserables and over the weekend we decided on the date for this adventure. The big day is to be 2nd September.

So today I got on a bus and went to Theatreland to book our seats. I have seen this fabulous musical at least three times already, but not for at least 12 years, and in the intervening period it has moved to a different theatre. This meant that I had to find the theatre, which proved to be really easy with my trusty little London A-Z, and having got the tickets in my hot little hand I decided to treat myself to lunch and a bit of a wander around this part of London.

The wandering took me to Leicester Square, the home of the Odeon and the Empire, the cinemas that are most often used for big film premières. The Empire was the first theatre in London (and therefore probably in this country) to show a motion picture in 1896. Among the films that it was showing today was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Yes, you've guessed it. I spent this afternoon in the cinema. This is the first time that I have been to a cinema for about four years and it was nice to while away a few hours watching a film on a large screen. I was a little disappointed that some of the best bits in the book hadn't made it to the screen, but that didn't stop me from enjoying my afternoon's entertainment.

So having had a day out, I am now sitting at home thinking about all of the things that I really should have done, but haven't because I escaped for the day. Still, they say a change is as good as a rest, and today was certainly a change. Now I just have to wait for 2nd September to arrive so that I can be transported to 18th Century Paris and be able to listen to the music and watch a show that I love.

1 comment:

Alison said...

I like Leicester Square... I was there in May I’ve visited in a couple of times, it’s normally where I meet friends actually when we have our little gathering’s actually we meet outside the cinema! I am going to see Harry Potter tomorrow evening I just booked tickets for me and a friend, an old school friend who is visiting from Sussex till Sunday!

I am sure you will love the theatre!