I like taking the kids to the theatre. I love it when the production is so good that they can lose themselves completely in the story.
I love it that some plays that they might struggle with reading come alive for them on the stage.
Though of course that was a bit unfortunate in the case of Alls Well That Ends Well
But we won’t revisit that here.
Anyway, theatre going opportunities have been a bit thin on the ground recently. The RSC has largely been sold out for plays we might fancy. The Belgrade has been particularly uninspiring.
And then a groupon offer popped into my inbox.
The Three Musketeers.
At Stoneleigh Park.
How fab is that?
So we packed a picnic, because England in Late August is going to offer a beautiful, balmy, summer evening right?
Mmm. Blankets and hot soup all round.
But the play was great fun.
The actors were young and enthusiastic.
The setting, especially as the sun set over the Park, was stunning.
If you get a chance to go and see something by Boxtree Productions do go.
It’s not the RSC.
But sometimes, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.