Last night was amazing. Great food, Great friends and even a great show! :0
Dinner at The Savoy is always a treat, they do a great pre theatre meal which runs like clockwork (plus they are very accommodating to food intolerances which I find very handy and relaxing). Then a quick dash in a cab and you're in your seat ready to "enjoy" a show.
Last nights outfit was inspired by an ensemble I fortuitously happened to see on a mannequin in Selfridges in London on Monday afternoon after a hospital appointment with my baby son. I was planning on buying something new to wear but I saw the mannequin wearing a skirt very similar to one I bought a few weeks back, then I noticed that the top they'd teamed it with wasn't all that dissimilar in shape to one I already owned, and although their one was a dusky grey patterned top I really felt my homage to it could hold its own...and for a minute fraction of the price too. Plus mine is the vegetarian option so everyone's a winner even the cows! hahahahahahaha...
Most of my friends know and I have said it on my blogs before I'm not very into West End end shows or Musicals (my friends tease me that I'm dead inside, which I'm not going to disagree with, I only go as hubs loves a show) Come to that I'm not into music in general (I like it but don't buy or download it, I never have done, I suppose I'm a bit lazy in that respect. I imagine I wouldn't even need to use the fingers on both hands to count how many albums I've ever bought).
I never liked boy bands in my youth (not just in musical tastes either, I suppose I've always been a bit of a misfit, my dream man has always been and always will be Dick Van Dyke, I kid you not!) The people that got me through the excruciating teenage angst musically speaking were Madonna (of course), Dolly Parton (OK, so a little out there at that time but she has gone full circle, having done Glastonbury a few years back) and Whitney Houston (one of the greatest singers of all time). Those women had enough advice in their songs to see me through. Life moves on, and I grew up, so I hadn't remembered how much I truly loved Whitney till I sat there in the theatre last night hearing her beautiful songs. Before we went I had my doubts about the show as the film is so iconic.
All credit to Beverly Knight though, she brought that show alive, she was amazing, the entire cast were incredible. Every single one of them was believable and real (none of that jazz hands and inane overplayed grinning that shows all too often offer up). Through most stage shows and musicals it's like scraping your fingernails down a chalkboard for me, they make my skin crawl, yes I know, I'm very very weird.
So it came as a very pleasant surprise that The Bodyguard opened with a bang and had me gripped from the get go. I sat mesmerised, I cried, I even danced at the end too....stone cold sober as I haven't fancied a drink since that party a few weekends ago, it's entirely possible that as I consumed a lifetime's worth of drink in one night that I'm done now haahahahahahahaha!
All in all a wonderful night out.