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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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London Day – The elephants have arrived and whimsy on the South Bank

We spent a very full six days in London befor we went to Southhampton to board the ‘Epic’ for its inaugural voyage back to New York. We took in a performance of the ENO’s ‘Pearl Fishers’; Saw three wonderful plays; Met up with friends and family and listened to a (for me) very nostalgic concert in the National Portrait Gallery.

 New York had its cows, now London has its elephants. Here are a few of them:

The herd arrives! In two days they were all gone. Probably to that secret place where elephants are said to go to die

There was more London whimsy at the South Bank outside The National Theatre–giant furniture upholstered in imitation grass:

Two kind Londoners lifted Ethel up on to this comfortable chair

Lilliputians relaxing on a sunny afternoon


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