P and I sat, shellshocked, at the Anchor & Hope afterwards, drinking a calming carafe of wine. Honestly, the realism of death, a few rows back, was shocking. Themes of incest, feminism, romance across class lines, corruption,cruelty and betrayal seemed thrown into ridiculously sharp relief. A lot for three hours.
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I love the Old Vic; it has a kind of aged glamour and I think it feels intimate without losing any sense of big production. We were spoilt enought to obtain very good tickets for a decent price through a connection, but the ticket prices at the Old Vic are fairly reasonable. You can often find Last Minute ticket deals (that link has them starting at £15).
Also, I must add to the chorus chanting that the Anchor & Hope on The Cut is wonderful. Lots of tasty English treats in very nice surroundings. It's true, I think; once you go South of the River you never go back!
So yeah, the work on the London bucket list is going quite well, thanks for asking.