Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My City

 Went to see My City
starring Tracey Ullman at Almeida Theatre
in Islington last week

Stephen Poliakoff's play was rather peculiar!
Lot of storytelling

Ullman plays a former primary headmistress Miss Lambert
who is prone to wandering the streets
and underbelly of London by night.
One night she is discovered laying on a park bench
by one of her former pupils Richard (Tom Riley).
This chance meeting leads to a peculiar night on the town
with another ex-pupil Julie (Siân Brooke)
and the other two members of Miss Lambert’s
strange coven of teachers (David Troughton and Sorcha Cusack).

So what’s it all about then?
Well, possibly the power or process of education
and storytelling, disillusionment, memory
and something to do with us all being alone in big cities.

Did I like the play?
Yes, but it wasn't great,
it was alright.

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Street
N1 1TA 

 As mentioned earlier
went also to Kings Place for 2 concerts
by London Sinfonietta
playing Kulian Anderson and Elliott Carter

Another kind of fun on Saturday last week:
European Finals of Drag Racing in Santa Pod

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