Posts Tagged ‘whinging’

Exhaustion has set in

October 25, 2009

Have you noticed more activity on here recently than, say, over the summer? Yes, I’ve seen 8 shows in the last two weeks, and fit in a trip to Venice. And I’ve written up every show I’ve seen, a real damned trick given that I’m working a new job that doesn’t leave me time to blog. This has required 1) using my phone as a blogging device 2) carrying a tiny laptop so I can blog on the train 3) staying up late so I can write and 4) writing in the morning before I head out to work. This, by my standards, IS work.

No doubt about it, I am worn out. I will now spend the rest of this week NOT blogging, NOT getting home after 11, and NOT getting too aggravated about how expensive tickets are to the double header I would have really liked to have seen at the Royal Opera House, only I’m not forking out 35 quid to see it. And I’m not going to see Silence again even though it was really, really fun. I’m going to stay home. Well, until Friday, when I’m going to see TWO shows, (count ’em, two) in one day.

With luck, I’ll get a guest review sometime this week, but I am taking a break. I need the sleep.

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No Bolshoi this summer?

April 1, 2008

I am heartbroken as it appears The Bolshoi will not be coming to London on tour this summer. This means that I can now 1) go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and 2) actually save for my retirement. But guess what I’d rather do?

In other news, I checked TKTS and there are no half-priced tickets to tonight’s Carlos Acosta show at the Coliseum, so anyone who wants to go had better warm up to the idea of paying full price – or, more likely, missing the show as it was pretty near sold out when I looked at tickets two months ago. I’ll be seeing his other show (the Cuban one) next week – I can’t wait!

Coming soon: review of Sylvia, which I saw last night. Summary: yawn.