14/12/13. Peter Pan in Blackpool!
Who would have thought it would be so good? But I have to say that the whole show, all 3 hours of it was simply brilliant – a panto in the true sense. The theatre, the Blackpool Grand, has such a traditional feel, you appear to have been transported back in history – I’m sure it would have been exactly the same 50/60 years ago.
The cast, not big names but nonetheless gave an amazing performance, full of laughter and like all good pantos, littered with one liners that work at both adult and child levels. So much more authentic than the drivel that you get on things like the xFactor, which has culminated tonight with the choice of the final 2 – some young lad from Glasgow – “he’s only 16, you know” and some old battle axe from god know where.
Can’t wait for the final tomorrow – I think not!
Later in the day, had a few drinks with some good friends and the banter got round to The Trip, a great series with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visiting a series of Northern restaurants – if you haven’t seen it, you need to. By all accounts, a second series is due out soon.