There was a full house for yesterday’s matinee of The Ladykillers, currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre –a slick, funny and fast moving drama that was originally a classic Ealing comedy, Criminal oddballs, a vague, innocent but insightful elderly woman and a very inventive set made for a vibrant mix of farce, pathos and inevitability. A great suggestion for one of my regular meet ups with three friends, followed by a very good choice of where to eat. The Criterion served some great food, under a brilliant ceiling, and the staff knew what they were doing. Somewhere to return to when in theatre-land again.
The day began and ended with a brisk walk along a few of London’s wide streets, full of history although this time no sight seeing -we kept going at a a good pace to keep warm in the arctic temperatures. We had to scrape the car free from ice once back in the suburbs –slightly warmer today with some cloud cover.