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Monday, April 29, 2013

Untold Stories...

Last Thursday Stu and I went to see Alan Bennett's Untold Stories at The Duchess Theatre in London's glitzy West End.

The show consisted of a double bill - Hymn and Cocktail Sticks.

Performed by Alan Bennett looky-likey Alex Jennings is was a gentle evening of self-aware exploration.

Hymn was a memoir of music in childhood and was an autobiographical piece that focuses on a particular part of Bennett’s past - hymns and his father's attempt to make him learn the violin.

Cocktail Sticks delved deeper into Bennett's family life revealing his mother's keenness to fit in socially and the pinnacle of which for her would have been to host a cocktail party.

All good fun and although retreading some familiar ground it rather like being in the company of an amusing friend for the evening i.e. time very well spent.
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