Still, the waitress was lovely when I complained and they didn't charge me for it.I also met the most lovely Irish gentleman who was also eating alone. He had ordered a game terrine, which came on a plank of wood.Artistic , yes. Hygienic? I don't think so. And neither did he. We struck up a conversation and he was lovely. He had a complimentary ticket for The Sacred made Real
Blimey I hate these new link things.... they are hard to work.... and I can't get photos on with this new system....
But anyway.... we got chatting and he was very sweet.As I left he told me that he would always associate caesar salads with me!!! Anyway, again, I set off for the Trafalgar Studios where Lenny Henry is appearing in Othello
Being a tad peckish, having only eaten a little of my salad, I bought myself a scrumptious coffee and a bag of cheese and onion crisps ( what every good Shakespeare fan should have with them at a performance ) I sat reading my programme and then the play began. It was 3 hours of absolute joy.Well, when I say joy I don't mean that the play was joyful... it is definitely a tragedy.... but I enjoyed it soooooo much. By the end my cleavage was swimming with tears and any mascara was long gone.
I was surprised by Lenny Henry - pretty good for a first attempt at Shakespeare and rather brave to try such a major role.But he had a towering stage presence and I believed every moment of his grief.I would highly recommend it. The theatre is cosy and intimate and the production excellent.