I’m on the mailing lists for the two local theatres, and last week an e-mail dropped into my box from Hull New Theatre, informing me that they were staging the Blues Brothers Party, and offering me a code to see it for a tenner. I conferred with Pete, and he said “Lets”.
So I booked it, causing a little low dudgeon from Pete as I’d entirely forgotten that it was his Flickr group meeting. We dragged ourselves out last night, getting the bus (the bus!) into town – too miserable to cycle, and we didn’t want to take the car. Planned to eat a quick supper at Level, but they were shut – a tad inconsiderate, we thought; so we went to May Sum, the AllYouCanEat Chinese buffet. It has the advantage of being quick – standard Chinky fare, really, but all ready, and £9.50 a head.
Then we poddled off to the theatre – first time I’ve been to that one. And readers, if you like the Blues Brothers, and you get a chance, go see this – it was great. I actually danced. Yes, really, and no drink taken. Huge fun, and an excellent 7-piece band; Blues Bros songs and a lot from The Commitments, which we have vowed to watch again over the weekend.
It ended about 9.45, so we wandered off to the Blue Belle, and found a number of Flickrites ensconced by a rather nice open fire. We consumed a couple of pints of beer, and then were very kindly given a lift to the top of the road by Brian and Lesley, thus saving us a return bus journey – good job we’d bought single tickets.
A mid-week Out – who’d have thought it? And I have managed to avoid the result of last night’s Apprentice all day. NO! – DON’T TELL ME!