AKA Let’s go to the theatre together!
We will walk a long way to see Alison Steadman – even in these shoes! – but thank heaven we’ll only have to potter round to the Apollo Shaftesbury to see the original and best Beverly from Abigail’s Party in that classic of British – nay, English – theatre, Blithe Spirit.
Playing the role of Madame Arcati, the medium, made famous by Margaret Rutherford (she has never seen the film, by the way, so any resemblance is purely coincidental, as they say), Ms. Steadman warns potential audiences that ‘there’s a lot of running around and falling down’. Sounds like a sure-fire, smash hit to us.
Previews start from 2nd March. We will be going on the 3rd. See you in the bar at half-time and hands off our pre-orders!
(Re. the pic. We couldn’t resist.)