Monday, March 31, 2008

Want to meet?

The good thing about this post is that typing no longer makes my hands hurt, after last week's attenpt to find out whether I can still climb rocks (which did make my hands hurt).

Anyway, this time next week I will be in LA - anyone out there in Lala land want to meet for a coffee/cocktail/lunch/whatever? Drop me an email if so.

Meanwhile:
Last Friday V+B+I went to see "The 39 Steps" at York Theatre Royal - can honestly say, have not had such a good laugh in a long time. It's a parody of, yet also a homage to, the original 1930s film (complete with Hitchcock cameo) but its very sweetly done, so you're laughing at the take off of the style, which is great, whilst also enjoying the story. A cast of four act out the whole "film" - and I have to admit that the Robert Donat version of this tale is for me the original and best, so to pull off such a clever and knowing parody while also remaining true in some way to the spirit is a remarkable feat. Well worth going to see, if it tours near you.

Until LA .....

3 Comments:

Blogger Helen Smith said...

I'm not in LA but just wanted to say that I saw the 39 Steps a while ago and loved it. It was one of my favourite things I saw last year or the year before (whenever it was) and it made my face ache with smiling so much. It's so clever and yet people are sometimes a bit sniffy about it because it's primarily an entertainment. But really, why not? It's great.

9:40 pm  
Blogger Val said...

Hi Sal

Just popped over to say thanks for your comments, and also feel fre to 'borrow' the photo (I have to admit it was 'zoomed').

I also saw the 39 Steps at YTR last week - great fun, particularly all the Hitchcock references in the script. Amazingly energetic performances too!

Have a fab time in LA

10:06 pm  
OpenID nezza said...

I'll meet you for a cocktail or three. :o)

7:14 pm  

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