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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An evening out

Last night Mr SE and I went out to the beautiful Regent Theatre in Melbourne.... A majestic building which was first opened in 1929.... A photograph of the decadent interior - which was apparently based on the lavish interior of the Capitol Theatre in New York .......

And this is what we went to see :

We took dearest niece and her Australian man .... (overheard at half time - 'Yes, but I am still not quite sure what a Jellicle Cat is?"......)
No, neither am I if I am honest - a figment of T.S. Eliot's wonderful imagination really - but what spectacular physical theatre it makes, brought to life by Andrew Lloyd-Webber's genius - a real show of energy and musicality with fabulous choreography..... It has lost none of the magic since I first saw it a month or two after it first opened in London in 1981.

Now, I really cannot believe that was nearly 30 years ago. Honestly, where does the time go? Needless to say we all had a wonderful evening and this morning we were still singing and humming all the songs over again.


  1. I am so envious....I think I am the only person not to have seen cats! Love the music and have seen it televised but that is just not the same. I have an abiding passion for live theatre that becomes difficult when living in the country!!!!

  2. What a fantastic night out..one I would have loved and enjoyed immensely....so glad to hear you all had a fab time x

  3. What a gorgeous building Sarah - the LAB is always telling me about the lovely old theatres which used to exist in Sydney before the developers moved in....glad you had a great evening x

  4. You guys always do such nice things.

  5. looks like you had a fabulous evening, in a simply gorgeous building. I have never seen Cats either, but would love to catch it in London sometime.

  6. Hi sarah,

    30 years flies by like a blink of the eye doesn't it?
    Looks like a wonderful evening.


  7. So appropriate, given Memories, no?

  8. Will definitely stop by on Saturday if all goes well, need to get to Toscano's to get some flowers, so may as well.


  9. That theatre looks spectacular...glad you had a wonderful evening. 'Memories' is now rolling around in my head.....xv

  10. Oh my.....My husband and I were in Australia a year and we did not go to this beautiful theatre. I'm so sad that we didn't . It is simply gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing it.



  11. Looks like a great night Sarah..you lucky thing!

  12. How fun! The building alone is spectacular!! Can't wait to get there myself.

  13. I remember seeing it in Sydney (when I was at university, which was a long long time ago).
    What a fabulous theatre! Sounds like a magical evening ... and I'm sure you're still humming the songs.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  14. What incredible architecture. I would have gone for that alone!
    I hope someday that A.L.W. will do a musical about Dogs.;-)

  15. Thanks to all for your lovely comments on our evening out ... and a welcome to the blog to Jo (from Grama's Soul) and Slumber Designs... many thanks for dropping by ....
    Oh and LBR perhaps we should suggest to ALW he does a Dog Musical - Lily would love it.

  16. LOL at the Jellicle cat comment.

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