Monday, 28 July 2014

The Crucible at The Old Vic

The Old Vic has a special place in my heart. From the very first time I visited the theatre I fell in love and from now on I want to go and see as many good plays as possible. 

Last week, I headed out to the theatre to see the wonderful Richard Armitage who ambitiously has taken up the role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's classic American drama "The Crucible". South African Yael Farber directs this production of Miller's story of the 1692 Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. Set  in a small town, it follows the story of John Proctor, whose affair with  Abigail sets in motion a cycle of revenge and accusations of witchcraft that will tear apart the fragile community with deadly consequences.

The current run will play until 13th September

Richard Armitage has a wonderfully deep, rich voice that brings such authority to his character. He will have you hooked. I hope his voice holds up for the whole run. This is a play not to be missed!

Have a great week!!

Helen xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

One Year Older...

I have been so busy lately that I barely have time to organise my thoughts, let alone writing a post. So a couple of weeks ago it was my birthday. I am not a big fan of birthdays and that is why I did not make a big fuss about it. Plus, it was just when I came back from my holiday and I had so much work. I literally spent my "special" day at work but truth to be told I had some fun ;)

I decided to officially celebrate with a couple of friends last Sunday and we gathered at Bill's in Putney, my favorite spot in the area, chatting and having fun over a glass of wine and some food. Additional presents were given to me and I just love opening them and guessing what's underneath the wrapping paper. I am quite good at this ;-)

Yeah that is me!! A year older and so much wiser...

I just love the cards that Laura picks!!!
I cannot have fun with an empty stomach... 
Mastering the technique of unwrapping ;-)
Someone knows that I love fans....
... and scarves!!
Canan, me, Manveen and some beautiful smiles :)
I love being around people who make me smile and laugh uncontrollably and I hope I put a smile back on their faces as well. We have to keep the balance there ;) Today it is Canan's birthday and this lucky girl is flying to the beautiful Greek island of Zante to celebrate her special day the Greek way!!! I am sure it will be a fantastic one!!

Have a great weekend!!

Helen xx