Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Today I finally saw Les Miserables. I actually bought my ticket ( which cost £50 ) in June last year.... its been a long wait. I have never seen the film and I didn't watch the TV series so it was good to see the stage show without knowing too much about it. From what I could gather most of the people in the audience had seen the show many times before. One lady saw it last week - and she's going again next week. I did enjoy it but I can't see myself going to see it again in future.
Musical link Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables sung by Michael Ball
It was a long performance - 2 hrs 50 mins ( including the 15 min interval ) so we exited the theatre around 4.50pm. Time to do a bit of shopping in town before coming home.
Other news - I won a prize which was delivered today. Yesterday I saw a competition on the village residents Facebook page. It was to win a small Riverford vegetable box. You had to comment saying your favourite vegetable ( tomatoes for me ) and then message Riverford to let them know your address in case you won. I was delighted to get a message this morning to say I was the winner. ( Reading between the lines I get the impression that not many people entered ). Anyway I said I would be out so when they delivered the veg box they put it in my garage. Inside there are potatoes, onions, courgettes, sweetcorn, carrots, French beans and a large Savoy cabbage. Great prize.
Steps today - 5,605