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About GailR

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  1. I was especially grateful as I had to miss the broadcast due to a heavy cough and cold, so I was able to curl up for a blissful afternoon and not annoy anyone else
  2. A link I found to the trailer was to Amazon Prime showing a date of 25th October 2017 so, fingers crossed, it will be available then.
  3. The 2 1/2 year old sister of the 11 year old granddaughter had her first show outing recently at C.....'s end of year performance. She was quiet and engrossed especially when C..... was on stage. As C....'s number finished, the lights went down (children disappeared into the wings), lights came up waiting for the next number and little sister in a very loud voice said 'WHERE'S C.... GONE' of course bringing the house down. A bit more training required before we venture to a proper theatre
  4. From the child's perspective My granddaughter (the 6 year old I mentioned earlier) is now 11 so I asked her what she remembered of the experience of Nutcracker at the ROH - her new dress - the large usher with afro hair who sat on the fold down chair at the back of the stalls, immediately in front of her in the front row of the stalls circle completely blocking her view - buying spag bol from M&S to take home for dinner as she had gone off the idea of eating out !!
  5. I took my granddaughter to see Nutcracker at the ROH when she was 6. She was overwhelmed with the whole experience as it was just before Christmas and Covent Garden was jammed with shoppers and carrier bags at her eye level. She enjoyed the ballet but she didn't want to move far from her seat and explore. Coming home was also a challenge as Covent Garden station was closed due to overcrowding and it seemed a long walk to Charing Cross. I suppose what I am saying is to avoid the Christmas crowds if you choose the Royal Ballet. I have spent many a lovely Sunday afternoon with her watching the encore streams at Watford Palace theatre. We always sit on the back row so we don't disturb anyone else (and shock horror I occasionally whisper to her to explain what is going on.) I think Fille is a great first ballet if it is being performed.
  6. Thanks for the link trog - these machines look like the inspiration for Joseph Pilates machines. He emigrated to America in 1926 after developing 'Contrology' during his several years internment here. His method later became known as Pilates.
  7. Long shot here !! 3 centre front row circle AA 10-12. Sold out performance at Alban Arena, St Albans, Sunday 28/5 7:30. 'Fred Astaire 30th Anniversary' with Strictly stars Aljaz and Janette £35 each. My grand daughter is in a show that day so we shall have to miss this.
  8. General booking for the Royal Ballet School performances (29/6 - 1/7) opened this morning www.operahollandpark.com
  9. I just had a cozy Sunday afternoon watching the Bolshoi Pharoah's Daughter free to view with Amazon Prime. I assume it will also be free on LoveFilm. It is the 2003 French film with Filin, Zakharova and Alexandrova so it was extra special to remember what a superb dancer Sergei Filin was and to see the youthful Zakharova and Alexandrova. Accepting the silly plot, it is a superb vehicle for lots of very challenging choreography, exquisitely performed.
  10. That Moment....

    This brought back a funny memory - a few years ago I turned up at the Barbican a year early !! It took a while wandering around to the different spaces there before I sat down and looked at my ticket
  11. There are seats priced at 12.50/15.00/17.50 on Tues 15th November at 7:30 at Watford Palace Theatre. The stage is fairly small but they have performed here before so they must feel it is OK. Euston to Watford Junction is 20 mins then a 10 minute straight walk.
  12. The new Vue website makes searching for 'events' a challenge !! If you are trying to find info about The Bright Stream they actually have it listed as 'The Bright Screen'.
  13. I think my £3.00 subscription to The Times is really good value. It gives me paper copies on Saturday and Sunday and internet access every day including all their puzzles which can be done online. The Sunday culture section than gives me TV listings for the next 7 days.
  14. Ahah - it was still in my recently deleted folder - Get 50% off a year's Picturehouse Membership this weekend! We're seeing out August with an unbelievably good deal! Become a Picturehouse Member between now and midnight on Monday and you'll only pay half price on the annual fee. No catches! You still get all the usual great benefits: free film tickets*, generous discounts on tickets and 10% off food and drink, plus much more besides. Membership prices (50% discount already applied) Individual Member £22.50 Member Plus £40 Retired Member £20 Retired Member Plus £37.50 Our Plus Memberships come with eight free tickets and give ticket discounts to the cardholder plus three guests. An additional Membership card is given too. *IMPORTANT* To buy a half-price Membership online, you'll need to sign up with an alternative email address to the one that received this email – or you can visit our Box Office in person. Should you require any help, just email our team on customerservice@picturehouses.co.uk. Memberships cannot be bought over the telephone for this promotion. Excludes Student Membership. Terms and Conditions.
  15. I think it is all Picturehouses - I had a similar email which I didn't read properly as I used to be a member when I visited Brighton a lot - Gail