Monday, February 6, 2012

The 39 Steps

Last night, Hubs and I went for a nice supper and saw the play "The 39 Steps" at our Globe Theatre, which is a theatre-in-the-round loosely based on the original Shakespearean Globe Theatre.  The play was set in the 1930s, quick-paced, fantastic and hilarious.  We laughed all the way through...the acting was definitely of New York theatre quality and some moments were so zany.  The two Clowns, in particular, had us giggling constantly as they played several different roles literally at a drop of a hat with different accents.  Well done!

Tonight I have to catch up on Downton Abbey, last week's episode had me in tears! 

Today is my parents' 41st anniversary.  Still going strong.

p.s.  Check out this tribute to Tom Petty given by Stevie Nicks....two of my most favorite artists ever.  I have been fortunate enough to see both in concert (best two concerts I have ever attended).

23 comments:

  1. I love the movie "The 39 Steps"...one of my all time favorites.

    Congratulations to your parents. That is something worth celebrating!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely want to watch the movie now!

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  2. Yeah, I love that movie as well, and the book is even better. I must be the only woman left who doesn't watch Downton!

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    1. I am going to read the book also!

      I didn't start watching Downton until last October, so I was late to the party. :)

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  3. the performance sounds wonderful! I've never seen The 39 Steps. Sounds like it's worth the watch.
    Oh, and Sulky Kitten, I don't watch Downton Abby either. For the longest time I thought it was "Downtown" Abby. sigh.

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    1. We absolutely loved it, the 30s zany feel was similar to Private Lives.

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  4. The play sounds terrific !
    I hope your parents have many more happy anniversaries to come.

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    1. Thank you! I hope for many more anniversaries for them also!

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  5. Wow! It sounds like a really good play. I honestly need to see more theatre.

    Also, heartfelt congratulations to your parents!

    :)

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah
    [your everyday girl,
    writing about guys]

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    1. Thank you! Hubs and I want to go to more theatre productions this year, it's on our to-do list.

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  6. A supper and a play, how lovely. It feels like I went to the theatre ages ago and if I go here in Antwerp I won't understand much! Haven't found the Flemish within me yet ;-)

    Everyone is talking about Downton Abbey so I'm dying to see it. It's just that I never watch TV so I don't even look at the TV guide. Maybe I should start there!

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    1. I would actually buy or rent the DVDs instead (I just bought the Season 2 DVD and I have the first season already), the edits are far better than what is shown on TV. I like the special features as well. I admit I was totally sucked in by the first 10 minutes of the first episode. :)

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  7. I haven't watched Downtown Abbey but have heard awesome things about it. I'll have to check it out. xo

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    1. Soooo good. Like I mentioned to LatteLisa above, see if you can rent them at your library, then you can make a weekend out of it. :)

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  8. Oooo I love Downton! I heard there might be a movie!

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    1. oh I would be thrilled if there was a movie!! I just bought the Season 2 DVD and the Downton Abbey book from Amazon, can't wait to receive them!

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  9. Belated congratulations to your parents LR.
    I remember seeing the movie The 39 Steps and imagine the stage show would have been wonderful.
    I don't need to tell you how much I love Stevie too!
    xx

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    1. Thanks! The show has gotten fantastic reviews here and it's a short run, only a few weeks.

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  10. Gosh, I visited the tribute to Petty and then got lost in the lists of 100 bests! Well done to your parents!

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    1. Thanks! I know, I perused the list also, some questionable entries & placements on there (hello, Nirvana anyone?)

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  11. For those wanting to watch Downton with no TV...I tune into PBS.org Monday mornings to watch the episode from the previous night. I know they have this season's episodes online but not sure about the first season.

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  12. Loving Downton! I can't wait for Sunday nights here. Last weeks was so exciting. I can't wait to see what happens with Matthew...Love him!

    LR your Soultrain post was the best. I grew up watching that and American Bandstand on Saturday mornings..Brings back memories!

    Have a great weekend!

    Kim:)

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    1. I can't wait for tonight's DA ep -- can't believe there are only a few eps left! Oh well, Mad Men will be starting in a month, thankfully.

      Soul Train was so fab, glad you enjoyed the post!

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