Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Zombie Land

I came out of The White Guard today, hopped on my bike and thought I had landed in 28 Days Later. I had misgivings about the Waterloo roundabout, always an insane mess of cars, bikes and other vehicles and there was --

no one.

I have never seen the streets of London so empty (at least not since the zombie flick). Yeah, it was the England v Slovenia match of the World Cup. I cycled off to meet a friend at the Black Prince, where we had a beer before the crowds started gathering for the next match (Germany v Ghana). Who knew there were so many Germans in south London? They came to the Black Prince because "the other German pub was full." Har!

Reviews of the Russian play and the Scottish one to come --

2 comments:

Todd Mason said...

They were just watching for the World Cup commercials, such as the frogs who shout "Brilliant!" about Grolsch or some other urine sold as beer.

Or am I confusing things?

Well, I can guess the Scottish play, but you saw some Anton C?

K. A. Laity said...

It was during the last part of the England match against Slovenia (1-0 btw).

Bulgakov rather than Chekov. Funny, sad and a brilliant production (of course, it's the NT).