Around the Globe
— 3rd October 2012 —
I've been travelling for 25 days now. Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London. It's been an amazing time seeing the world, watching people and going to the theatre.
Since I last wrote about seeing 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' on Broadway, I've been to the Tony Award winning play, 'Peter And The Starcatcher' on Broadway, some independent theatre at Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village, Live Comedy on Bleecker St, the smash new musical version of 'Matilda' on London's West End and a thrilling production of 'Taming of the Shrew' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and countless street performers and art exhibitions.
I loved the ensemble work in 'Peter And The Starcatcher'. It was a very fresh and creative piece of theatre which I highly recommend. Dare to see something different on Broadway. Dare to use your imagination!
'Matilda', with an original score and lyrics by Aussie comedian Tim Minchin, was a complete hoot. Everyone knows and loves the main character before the show even starts, and then each number continues to blow the audience away. Magical storytelling, swings, laser beams and roller skates. That's all I'm going to say.
A true highlight for me was seeing Shakespeare performed at the Globe on London's Southbank. I paid a measly £5 to stand in the yard, beer in hand, and be completely immersed in the joy and genius of Shakespeare. A tremendous venue, a wonderful cast, an incredible experience, a dream come true.
I am very thankful to be in a position where I can travel. Many people have asked how I managed to get the time off. I tell them I work for myself these days, and that, "I asked my boss and I said, 'Yes'"! It really was like that. Part of me thought it may not be the best time to go, but another part knew I needed the time away to remember how big the world is, get inspired, meet people, write, think and (heaven forbid) relax.
My timetable hasn't really allowed for relaxation (who is going to sit around at home when you are in a major international city for a few days?), but even something as simple as not checking my email every day or having my laptop with me has been a change.
Change is as good as a holiday. And this is a holiday. So, I'm pretty covered.
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