The Comedy Theatre

All right. Everyone who has talked to me in the last three weeks has heard me whinge about "Under the Doctor" closing before I could get to London. But lets be real for a moment. Stacked up against the undesirable things that can happen in life, this was trivial. I still had a very nice vacation in London and saw four plays, each with its own strengths. "A Midsummers Night's Dream" with Dawn French, Jemma Redgrave, Lee Engleby and Michael Siberry was splendid -- the best staging of that play I've seen. We saw the RSC's "Loveplays" at the Barbican Pit, and enjoyed it. And while I can't say I really liked the play, it was definitely worth the effort to see Derek Jacobi in "God Only Knows." The "League of Gentlemen" show was sporadically funny. Add all that to a ride on the Millennium Eye, and meeting up with friends in London, and the trip was anything but a wash. Truthfully, I have to admit that I really would have liked to have seen "Under the Doctor."

But enough about my vacation -- on to the theatre!

Photos and text ©Elsa Frohman, 2001.

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