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A Christmas Carol, Albery Theatre

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Patrick Stewart in A Christmas Carol

Show me another actor who can jump from TV to Film to Theatre as well as Patrick Stewart. Despite the fact that my friend and I were in a “severely restricted” discount seat – one that required a leaning position to view half the stage – I can remember this event with much fondness. In the one-man show, Stewart flows from narrator to actor, from actress to apparition with the ease of Dickens’ narrative itself. He possessed the intensity and subtlety of emotion that is both so required in a transformation of such a character as Scrooge and so telltale of actors with strong foundations.

The Rat Pack, Live from Las Vegas

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The Savoy lounge has high ceilings. A white grand piano was the centrepiece of the lavish room that had Greek relief carvings along the frieze in between the marble columns that stand silent guard.

The pianist was working through an established repertoire of well arranged jazz and classical pieces. Ben and I had a refreshingly open conversation as we waited for the theatre’s doors to open. The Rat Pack, Live from Las Vegas waited for us to finish our drinks. My Canada Dry an Ben’s Gin and Tonic were obviously helping to pay for our waiters tuxedo, as they were only slightly less expensive than our half-price theatre tickets (the two-for-one coupons courtesy of my university).