The Lion King, The Seven Year Itch, School Disco and
Puppetry Of The Penis
September and October involved a few cultural
events which were a lot of fun. Read on...
the movie which I thought was great but the West End production of
the Lion King was even better. The scenery and costumes were
all spectacular. The costumes in particular were amazing as they
were stylised and you could still see the actors wearing (and
operating) them. The opening scenes were huge with giraffes,
lions, antelope, birds and even a giant elephant. I was completely
blown away despite coming into the shoe a little fearful that the
whole thing would be really tacky.
even choked a bit near the end when Simba became King after
defeating his evil uncle Scar. Sigh! Well worth the effort of
going. I would recommend the show to anyone.
Seven Year Itch
This is a
stage production of the original Marilyn Monroe classic. Again, I
was very impressed although surprised to see the focus was not on the voluptuous
and very Marilyn Monroe-ish girl upstairs played by Daryl
it was on the guy who is going through a mid life crisis and tempted
terribly by a new girl that has moved upstairs while his wife is away on
holidays with the kids. I enjoyed it immensely.
This was a
fun night. Basically, it's a disco held at a local
school. You have to dress up in school uniform. Started
off at Mandy's place for a few drinks first. Melissa was
there. Also got to meet Mandy's brother Murray and Mandy's
flatmates, Katrina and mmmm...can't remember her name now. All
the girls were dressed up like Britney Spears. Have to say,
I'm partial to the girls when they are wearing school uniform.
a few drinks, we headed off to Vauxhill Grammar School and partied
our butts off. The music was rock which made a great change
from all the brit pop we are subjected to over hear. Had to
say, that I played quite a bit of good hard air guitar. Even
played air guitar using some particular leggy swedish blond girl's
leg. Hubba hubba hubba. Speaking of which, I also got
in all - a good night.
Puppetry of the Penis
is a show that has to be seen to be believed. I seriously can't
imagine it appearing on any corporate sponsorship list. Basically,
the show (run as a 'workshop') revolves around two Australian guys doing
all sorts of 'installations' (or dick tricks) with their genitalia. As you
might expect - there were a lot of girls there (most of them from Essex
buy all appearances) as well as a fair number of gay guys.
Strangely, no one owned up to being a lesbian when the compare was warming
up the crowd.
the next hour and a half we were treated to two Aussie guys manipulating
their dicks and testicles to perform such gentalic gymnastic tricks such
as the 'hamburger', wind surfer (stretched scrotum), Australian coat of
arms, baby bird, mollusc and many others. I was truly amazed at the
things these guys were coming up with. Apparently, flexibility and
'stretch factor' are the key to performing these tricks. Definitely
the product of a bored childhood. Still, it was a big laugh and it
was good to hear the Australian sense of humour again.
finale of the show was one of the guys standing on a skateboard perfoming
the 'windsurfer installation' and being propelled off the stage using a
yes...I did try a few of them out later in the privacy of my own bedroom
and to the shock/horror/disgust of my current bed partner.