Saturday, September 10, 2022

Love All

To the Jermyn Street Theatre last night for a preview of Love All, a "rediscovered classic" written by  Dorothy L. Sayers. I had completely forgotten I had a ticket for it until I was reminded and no clue as to what it might be. I absolutely loved it, which often happens when I bowl up with no preconceptions (Zen mind, beginners mind).

PG's "Something in the Air" is the next production there (apart from Sunday night one-offs), and the cast for that was announced in the week as you can see above. As an aside, we gave him a copy of Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self  by Andrea Wulf  for his birthday. 
Magnificent Rebels is a beautiful group biography, celebrating the lives and loves of Germany's most brilliant minds: Goethe, Schiller, Fichte, Novalis, Schlegel, Schelling and Hegel. At the centre of their group in the small university town of Jena was a free-spirited, thrice married, single-mother named Caroline Michaelis-Böhmer-Schlegel-Schelling.
"I directed Schlegel's German translation of A Midsummers Night's Dream in Zurich in the 1970s," he observed after unwrapping it. "Terrible problems with the Swiss German accents." Perhaps the greatest humblebrag in history.

Alan Cox, from 'Love All' with PG; small world eh?

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