The West End Whingers Second Annual Party. Part 1.

Sunday 13 April 2008

The West End Whingers would like to thank the crowds who turned up for the West End Whingers party last night and apologies to those who were unable to get in or were turned away due to the rather eccentric door policy.

This is the first of many, many posts aimed not only at those who were unable to make it (such as Kevin Spacey) or weren’t invited (such as Nicholas Hytner – nothing personal but he did get invited last year and we have to spread ourselves around), but also just to milk the gags for all they are worth, if not frurther.

Anyway, as it was we weren’t able to talk to everyone who was there. This was due to a combination of factors such as Merlot and Shiraz.

And also because our plan to give guests that authentic Al Hirschfeld experience backfired a bit.

We had engaged the services of a caricaturist. We couldn’t actually get the actual Al Hirschfeld because he died in 2003. Instead we had Adrian Grubb who probably worked out a bit cheaper anyway.

Perhaps we should have anticipated it, but unfortunately everyone insisted on being drawn with the Whingers so we spent most of the evening sitting being drawn. Quite tedious really.

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3 Responses to “The West End Whingers Second Annual Party. Part 1.”


  1. […] weekend DB and I popped in to the West End Whingers Second Annual Party. In case you haven’t discovered WEW, go and visit. In their own words they […]

  2. Sean Says:

    I wish I could have come, but I was in bed with a bad cold all weekend (I missed the Take That musical too, seriously. I’m gutted).

    Looks like a good one!


  3. Sorry I couldn’t make your party. I was off in Warsaw to see its newly opened production of Phantom.

    Having seen it 23 times already around the world, I thought it would be the same.

    In fact it was not. It was an authorised “non-replica” production. Now I have *never* seen one of those before.

    Thought you might be interested.

    Pics and comments on differences and interview with director explaining how RUG allowed this here:

    http://czechone.blogspot.com/2008/04/non-replica-phantom-of-opera-warsaw.html


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