Trip to the Theatre

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Since moving to the city I am amazed just how many things are truly at our doorstep. No need to drive ‘from here to Timbuktu’ to get to where I’m going. I no longer need to feel like I’m living ‘out the back of Woop Woop’ somewhere. Everything feels like it’s ‘a stone’s throw away’ and I’m so close by it’s amazing. We are getting ‘out and about’ so much more and not sitting ‘knee deep in traffic’. I was just so over that.

Tonight was a magical night. We booked tickets for the theatre to see a show called A Picture of Dorian Gray. It’s based on a book by writer Oscar Wilde from the late 1800’s. It’s ‘an oldie but a goodie’. I like things that ‘stand the test of time’. This version was a bit different though. The basic storyline is about a young guy who wanted to stay young forever. Anyway the adventure starts after he views a portrait done by an artist of him. I won’t go into the details in case you haven’t read this story. What I will say is that you need to ‘be careful what you wish for’. 

Our view – Theatre – Picture of Dorian Gray

The cast was amazing. How did one person take on so many different roles. She would change her attire and become someone completely different. She took on so many different roles. I counted at least six. She spoke her lines for almost two hours. A huge role. She ‘passed with flying colours’. There was a standing ovation at the end. She did us proud.

There’s no way this is would be the same as the original. They had giant TV screens and a camera crew running around on stage. It felt very postmodern.

I’d thoroughly recommend this production.

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Idiom/Phrase

  • From here to Timbuktu – A far-flung place. Timbuktu is in Mali, Africa.
  • Out the back of Woop Woop – far away from anything.
  • A stones throw away – A short distance.
  • Out and about – Going to different places.
  • Knee deep in traffic – The traffic is almost at a stand still. You can’t get out of it.
  • An oldie but a goodie – still good even though it is old.
  • Stand the test of time – still relevant or popular
  • Be careful what you wish for – The full sentence is; Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it.
  • Passed with flying colours – Did well.

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