Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th June 2007: London hosts West End Live – “the biggest event in the West End’s calendar”
Friday 22nd June 2007: Phil – one of Europe’s best preserved medieval relics – skips town and dashes to Siena – one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns.
Saturday 23rd June 2007
11:30 am: The much younger Andrew meets up with even younger Would-Be Whinger M/N as arranged in Trafalgar Square.
11:31 am: Andrew and M/N realise that they are in the wrong place as this turns out to be the location of an event hosted by the Jesus Army. Fearing indiscriminate smiting, they flee.
11:35 am: Arrive in Leicester Square in the heart of London’s famous West End theatreland. Join queue.
12:00 noon: Graciously admitted to Leicester Square.
12:05 pm: Some orcs on crutches dance on the stage.
12:10 pm: Some off-duty hobbits sing something in mufti.
12:11 pm: A woman passes out and is attended to by an ambulance crew.
12:20 pm: The Lord of the Rings – the Musical! excerpts end and the woman makes a miracle recovery and leaves smiling.
12:21 pm: Andrew and M/N decide they can’t take any more and leave the party.
12:22 pm: Each makes his way back to his own world.
17:45 pm: Andrew finds himself back in Leicester Square just in time to catch Jenny Fitzpatrick, Melitsa Nicola and Katie Kerr perform “Little Shop of Horrors”…
… followed by Paul Keating and Sheridan Smith belt out “Suddenly Seymour”.
17:55 pm: The well-being of Andrew’s universe is restored and the rest of the weekend passes peacefully.