|What do politicians do best? Attack each other!
So much more straightforward than TV ads.
|We tucked into the venerated Ivy
restaurant for a special birthday
lunch. Although we didn’t spot
Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Radcliffe
or Sir Elton John, they’ve all been
there. So we were the celebrities!
|Pajama Game had a great dance scene at the factory where
the workers were protesting the lack of a pay increase.
Timely revival given the recent attention on minimum wage.
The Pajama Game is a fun 1950’s plug
and play musical – boy and girl hate each
other only to realize they’re in love.
Great songs including “Hey There”,
“Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway”.
|Matilda’s nemesis, the ghastly headmistress, Mrs. Trunchbull.
Hammer throwing, swinging a student around by her
pigtails, locking up children in a cage? Roald Dahl’s
humor is dark, but Mrs. Trunchbull gets her comeuppance
by the finale.
|Matilda the musical was quite the theatrical staging,
with Scrabble letters used to create message throughout
the show, as well as some very energetic young students
at Matilda’s school. No memorable tunes, but enough
plot twists to keep you on your toes.