Thursday, August 24, 2006
Today we went to the theatre and took in a kids play. We went with my friend Karen, granny, four other adults and six children aged 6 through 1 year.
The play is an adaptation of one of Julia Donaldson's stories. I've read the book a thousand times and wondered how they'd turn a short story into a kid's length play. They used the basic story, added some songs and funny dialogue and the result was great entertainment for kids and adults alike.
Now that is something I couldn't do. Playwrights have their very own special medium that I don't think I can even begin to contemplate. It isn't really like a movie, it isn't like a book. It is storytelling in its most basic format and I do love that intimacy the actors have with the audience.
After that we all did Pizza Hut (in Glasgow) shopping, Asda, niece's fourth birthday party and a few other things. Now I need a rest.
I need a holiday from my holiday--oh yes, DS was up half the night and DH is trying to organize a camping stag 'do'.
Hectic hectic hectic :D