Reasons to Be Cheerful (1)
If you want a good and interesting night out at the theatre then you really must go and see Second Thoughts Production of Arthur Miller's 'All Our Sons' at the Bear Pit theatre at the United Reform Church Rother Street. (Tickets from the RSC Box Office). I cannot recommend it enough, with some great performances and not a dodgy American accent anywhere in the range of the hearing of this curmudgeonly theatregoer, and on top of all that, joy of joys, it's not Shakespeare.
Reasons to be Cheerful (2)
I've just read in 'The Thinnest Newspaper in the World' (The Stratford Herald) that my favourite Shakespeare Property of all, New Place Gardens is open (at last) FREE, yes that's FREE to residents of S-on-A. Just prove you live here (show them the brand on your forehead) and the staff will let you in for nowt. Mind you I hope it's not long before they re-open the side gate (opp King Edward's school for wayward boys and girls) and we can stroll in like we used to.