Friday, 25 July 2008

The curious incident of the blog in the night-time

Well, although it was a gloriously hot day (26 degrees), it was a bit too windy to take the dogs out, so we had a "jobs" day. This included fixing a trailer, cleaning and vacuuming the car, cleaning all the mirrors in the house, gardening, laundry, and playing with the Big Ball (that last one was just the dogs, but it's a very important job that MUST be done at full speed, regardless of the weather).
As a treat, Mr Marmadaisy and I took ourselves off the the outdoor theatre in Harlech to watch The Hound of the Baskervilles. If you are in the UK please do check out this theatre company , they are touring all over the UK this summer and the performance was absolutely fantastic. It was witty, energetic and very entertaining. Take a picnic and a comfy chair.

I didn't get any shots of the first half, because I was worried about the noise my camera would make, but in the interval I worked out how to turn the sound off.

Here is Mr Marmadaisy being arrested because of his beard. Stangely enough, they didn't comment on his trousers - so obviously not the fashion police then!

This was the stage set up in the grounds of the theatre.

The cast (all four of them!) played various roles, and the use of props was so imaginative and witty.

Carriages were depicted by vigorous bouncing up and down and coconut shell noises.

The denoument!

This is the third spontaneous thing we have done this week! For a couple of anally-retentive, obsessive planners that's very worrying!


Junie Moon said...

Spontaneity is fun and your Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adventure sounds wonderful.

Lesley said...

You can't beat a bit of spontaneity :)

I love open air theatre - especially when it's something spooky like Hound of the Baskervilles!!


Marie said...

You're going to have to stop all this spontaneity melarky. It can't be good for you you know.

I think I've seen that theatre company perform Don Quixote once (in Lancaster). If not them then certainly a similar kind of thing, but the name sounds familiar. They were great entertainment.