I like going to Silo plays a lot – I usually try to emotionally prepare myself for laughter and tears – but at Private Lives laughed and I laughed and I laughed some more. The script is by Noel Coward and combined with the modern set and costumes made me think of Jane Austen meets Gilmore Girls meets Sex in the City. By that I mean manners meets snappy dialogue meets scandalous behaviour. Gosh I enjoyed myself, and from my lofty seat in the gods I was able to see that there were plenty of others laughing inappropriately loudly too. Favourite things – Matt Whelan’s magnetic performance and Mia Blake’s dance moves. Wow. It’s on for the rest of the month – take people who like comedy, even if they don’t like theatre.
Other things I’m liking right now
- Designer Garage Sale last weekend. Favourite things – a scout tottering after one of my friends in heel to see if he was represented at a modelling agency (he is) and my divine new Kathryn Wilson shoes (pictured).
- Ballet – Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Cinderella was beautiful. Also, I’ve started doing Body Beautiful classes, a combination of yoga, pilates and ballet. It’s amazing and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to do the splits soon. This might be me being over-confident, but I’m two classes in so that’s got to count for something, right?
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – your favourite cartoon zoo animals join the circus. What’s not to like?
- Clever new theatre – Joseph Harper is a young playwright/comedian/cyclist and he’s putting his two plays together this week for a ‘deluxe combo package’ at The Basement. I missed his last show and heard lots of good things, so will be good to catch up, plus it’s only a koha.
- And back to shopping – two favourite new discoveries are Miss Smith’s Closet at Smith and Caughey Queen Street and Gorman on Nuffield Street in Newmarket. There’s a great sale on at Gorman and in spite of a rash of colourful clothing on offer, I managed to get a black frock for a fraction of it’s original price. I’m going to try to reintroduce colour into my wardrobe at some stage, promise.