Grant and I went out on the town last night! We met on the train, went to Covent Garden for pre-dinner drinks in the Crusting Pipe while listening to live classical music buskers, Lotus Classics. Then we went on to Maxwell's for dinner (remind me never to eat bbq ribs out in public again) before trotting along to The Vaudeville Theatre to see the play.
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue is a comedy written by Neil Simon in the early 1970's, and was made into a film starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft. Last night's production starred Jeff Goldblum (perfectly cast as a man on the edge) and Mercedes Ruehl (she previously played Private Ryan's mother in Saving Private Ryan). The play was very funny - Neil Simon was such a wordsmith. It was really well observed and the issues are as relevant today as they were when it was written. Grant laughed so much and even today keeps on repeating lines from the play, much to the kids' bemusement.
I was sat next to the mad lady crunching her way through packets (plural) of polos.
We had a lovely evening, the kids survived (Luke cooked them pizza, forgetting to remove the polystyrene underneath even though I had specifically reminded him), and it felt good to be out amongst grown ups! Flushed with this success I think we might do it again soon.........ish!