Further Adventures of a Leeds Festival Wristband

Well it's not all sex and drugs and rock'n'roll y'know...what happens to a Leeds Festival wristband - after the music has gone ?? Read on ...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

We've been to the theatre !!!

We've been for some culture tonight. Some of "Master's" friends said "Fancy the Royal Exchange tonight ?" We went for it.

Blimey - this ain't Leeds !

We went to see "Mary Barton" - by Elizabeth (aka Mrs) Gaskell - a story about rich b*stards, poor starving hungry peeps and love and stuff set in Manchester in the 1840s (apparently Mrs Gaskell was a seamstress in a "sweatshop" in the St Annes Square area - so it's a bit biographical).

Our friends arrived with 13 minutes to spare - they had the tickets - we went straight from work and met "Mistress" off the train and had a drinkie first.

Ticket ... no wristband ??

And in we went....

Sneaky pic from inside !!

Overall very good - first half was very powerful (seemed pretty apt what with Blair and his cronies arriving tomorrow - much emphasis on Chartism, Unions and the total lack of power of all of them compared with the rich mill owners of the time).. Second half - not so strong though - but I believe it's the first time that this book has been put on stage so ....

Most embarrassing moment was when "Master's" phone went off - he'd forget to put it onto "silent running" - ouch !

Nice prequel to the demo later today - although in true "Blairite" fashion there are no trains from Mossley to Manchester tomorrow (engineering works betwixt Ashton and Manchester Victoria). Looks like a bus to Stalybridge and an express to Piccadilly. Just hope we get back to Mossley in time for the football ...


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