Today I took myself into London to the Old Vic to see another performance by Kevin Spacey, this time in The Philadelphia Story. It was a very popular performance this time, and I was lucky to secure a seat. The best I could get was a seat in the Guthrie Box. While the right hand side of the stage was a little obscured, it was fabulous to be so close and on the same level as the stage! This performance starred Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice) as Tracy Lord and Kevin Spacey as CK Dexter Haven. It was a hilarious performance; Jennifer Ehle was wonderful and she and Kevin Spacey certainly know how to deliver a line for comic effect!
Itâ€™s such a treat to see such amazing actors on the stage. Australian theatre is fantastic, but here there seems to be a new play to see every week rather than every two months, and if Kevin Spacey were to come to Australia to do a play, likely it would only be in Sydney or Melbourne and it would be impossible to get tickets. It has been absurdly easy to get really good seats for the performances I have been to! I am thinking I will go to see Someone to Watch Over Me starring Jonny Lee Miller next, and I have tickets to Guys and Dolls, starring Ewan McGregor in June, and Billy Elliot in September! Yay!