“It’s only about 45min long max and there’s a pub below!”
Hats off to blogging playwright Ben Yeo (who came to our party) who has got the Whingers’ number.
Ben emailed us to say that he has persuaded the producers of his adaptation/translation of the Noh play…
(or as we always insist on saying: )
Apparently it involves a “beheading, duty and sacrifice”.
The Whingers can’t make the bloggers-go-free night as Mr Hytner has insisted they go to the National to see Philistines that night but thankfully Mondays are pay-as-much-as-you-want night so we shall certainly be taking advantage of that.
West London appears to be where it’s all happening at the moment. Although neither Whinger has ever been west of Marble Arch, they bravely tried (and failed) twice to visit The Bush Theatre. The first occasion was to see I Like Mine with a Kiss by Georgia Fitch, widely feted by the blogosphere and the second to see Elling (directed by blogger Paul Miller who is possibly as nice as Ben Yeoh but didn’t come to our party so we can’t be sure). On both occasions we were thwarted by a lack of available tickets.
Anyway, we confidently predict that if you are only planning to see one translation of Japanese Noh theatre in west London this year, this should be your choice. Noh contest.