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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.



17 comments:

  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!!!!

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  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

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  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

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  4. You guys always do such nice things.

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  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.
    XX

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  6. Hi sarah,

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

    ~janet

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  7. So appropriate, given Memories, no?

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  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.

    x

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

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  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.

    Blessings,

    Jo

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

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

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  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.
    xx

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

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  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.

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  16. LOL at the Jellicle cat comment.

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