Tuesday, 25 October 2011

musical shows

BIG BIG thanks to Karen and Wendy for your welcome messages....happy dancing going on here!.....its exciting!

I love musical theatre, and. this year I have been lucky enough o go to see 3 fabulous shows.

FIRST we took grandson no 1 (Josh) to see SHREK the musical, we had a fantastic time...he is 8 and just the right age to enjoy the theatre AND all the jokes about farting and burping!!

It was a really hot day and we had been on the London eye previous to the matinee performance.....also just walked up HUNDREDS of stairs at the tube station!! That's my excuse for lying on the wall under the sign that I never noticed until we downloaded the pictures the next day!! ps...the ears were COMPULSORY!

SECOND.  Sally and I went to see my all time forever fav....Les Miserables...With the FABULOUS (in my opinion) Mr ALFIE BOE. I could not speak or think clearly for days afterwards!!!!!

Sally only went to Australia last week ,so this summer we tried to spend time together and do "stuff" off the wish list....sounds so much nicer than the "bucket" list.

THIRDLY (is that a word?) we went to see WICKED, this was the last one with us all together as Sally and Blair were getting ready to go to Australia...so I decided I had to make a wall hanging . (I finished it this last weekend...just too late to put in their baggage...OH well will keep the Post Office going I suppose)

 The colours had to be green and black...so no problem there.

I chose the snails trail/monkey puzzle block because there was a journey involved (in the show and for Sally and Blair) and, because there are monkeys in the show. The words are for Sally's fav song from the show......and the one she kept singing for days afterwards!

The fabric on the back has been in my stash for about 6 YEARS (!), I have not been able to bring myself to cut into it...but this is special SO I went for it. LOVE IT.

Now its finished it will be going to show and tell, and then, it will be sent to Australia. Another journey!

Keep smiling.                                                                                                                           

1 comment:

Amanda said...

We love musicals too, and I agree, Les Mis is the best ever, it has much the same effect on me. We saw it last year at the Bristol Hippodrome and it was better than ever. Gareth Gates was surprisingly good. We're back there again in a few weeks to see South Pacific, so looking forward to that.