Archive for August, 2009

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Aug
09

Helen on a hot summer’s day

Today we headed to the Globe Theatre to see Helen. This is by Euripides but updated Frank McGuiness. It was excellent. Whenever attending the Globe, we always opt for the standing tickets. Not only because they are the cheapest tickets but also because its a better experience. However, there is an exception. On hot days when they shut the entry doors to the standing area, it turns into a mini oven. Today was one such case. Not twenty minutes into the play and I had to join others who had had to step out and sit down for ten minutes to shake off the wave of dizziness that comes with standing up without air in a hot place. Fortunately, I recovered quickly and was able to return to enjoy the rest of the play. That is the second time its been so hot in the theatre I’ve had to leave – last year was a scorcher during King Lear and we were dropping like flies.

On the upside, after the play we headed to the pub and spent the remainder of the afternoon outside on the decking overlooking the Thames and drinking cool, refreshing cider.

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