18 May 2005

Triple bill of JM Synge at Southwark at the moment. Lovely stuff. Includes the famous Riders To The Sea, in which Nora Joyce once played the part of Cathleen. Her husband was a Synge fan, of course. The language supple and musical and strange. The acting mustered by Charlotte Gwinner is thoroughly excellent, even in the open dress rehearsal I saw. I'll go back to see the third play and post more after.

Otherwise, the past few days quite trying. Nothing awful, but a couple of mental bruises and daring to hope for good news that doesn't come. And Spike has conjunctivitis, poor lamb. Plus we can't find a plumber to fit the shower we bought months ago - they're all either too expensive or too feckless, or both.

Missing pm's posts as well, of course. Going to see Kingfisher Blue tomorrow and will buy him a drink on behalf of the blogosphere.

4 comments:

Ova Girl said...

Yes please do sbs and give best from us all. Was toying with trying to email a message of good luck to The Bush but am thoroughly confused as to my times etc. It's 8.30am here Sydney time so I think it's all over in London...

Anyway, glad to hear you are coming through. Showing up at the page btw is an expression Anne Wilmot uses in her excellent writers bible "Bird by Bird". Have to admit I can't always do it but am very good at telling other writers to do so (!)

Conjunctivitis?! Ow ow ow. Poor baby. Watch out for you and your wife though. Highly contagious and much more severe in adults I believe.

Anonymous said...

Ste, the best plumber in London is named Konrad - honest and cheap - and his # is 07989 445219

J.

Rod said...

Kingfisher Blue is great. Can't wait to see the Synge. I so identify with your current bruising, when will they put their bats away do you think?

sbs said...

he was very glad to get your best, og, and the glass of red from the blogosphere...
and thanks Rod. gather i missed you by one night. see you another time soon i hope. as for the bats, they're par for the course of course but sometimes they come with barbs and sticky-out bits - those are the ones i object to.

SpikeWatch - he's getting over it and no contagion so far. phew.