Why do I want to do this?
I used to be completely and utterly stage-struck, and to this day there's something about the swish of a red velvet curtain that makes me happy. I don't go to the theatre nearly as often as I'd like, and this is because I'm never organised enough to find out what's on and get myself a ticket. This is frankly ridiculous, with the Ambassadors (or is it the New Victoria?) on my doorstep and London just up the railway line.How will I know I've done it?
I'll be able to produce ticket stubs or programmes for the following:
- one grand opera (as distinct from light opera, below - this doesn't have to be restricted to nineteenth-century spectaculars, but it does have to be at least vaguely serious);
- one light opera or operetta (this can be one of the Savoy operas, though if this is the case it must absolutely be a professional production; I've seen plenty of amateur G & S, so it wouldn't be a new experience);
- one musical (can be anything)
- one ballet (can be anything)
- three Shakespeare plays (not to include Romeo and Juliet, if I can help it)
- one play not (so far as is known) written by Shakespeare (but can be anything else)I'll record this
in posts in this journal.