1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Visit To The Theatre Royal, in Glasgow



Monday 15 September 2008

A Visit To The Theatre Royal, in Glasgow

I travelled up from Hazel Grove on Thursday to spend a couple of nights in Glasgow with Anna whom I first met in New Zealand. On Friday I had a taste of the Glasgow social whirl when, having left in the morning for lunch with Anna's daughter at Massimo's in Bearsden, picked up and dropped off grandchildren, we returned to Glasgow for a pre-theatre dinner at Cafehula, and then went to see Alan Ackbourn's Absurd Person Singular at the Theatre Royal. Not having been to the theatre for a while I really enjoyed the experience; all the more so because of the voice of Honeysuckle Weeks who, although not another Fenella Fielding or Liza Goddard, has a voice to which I enjoy listening. It was a shame that in the second Act she spoke not a word.

The all-star cast included Sara Crowe, known for her outstanding performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Acorn Antiques the Musical; Matthew Cottle, who starred with Samantha Janus in the hilarious BBC comedy Game On; Honeysuckle Weeks, who starred in the hit ITV drama Foyle’s War; Marc Bannerman, best known for his role as Gianni Di Marco in EastEnders; Deborah Grant, well known for her roles in Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Bergerac and who most recently appeared in the BBC’s hit series Not Going Out and David Griffin from Keeping Up Appearances.

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