Thursday, 14 March 2013

All lit up


I'm doing well for treats lately. I had another evening at the theatre last night, this time at the Alhambra in Bradford.  I went with some of my colleagues from work to see 'Hairspray', the musical.  (Being deaf, I find I can cope with musicals in a way that I can't, unfortunately, with more serious plays.  Though there was some dialogue that I couldn't catch, it didn't really affect my ability to follow the storyline, such as it was.)  It was an enjoyable evening, nothing too demanding. The action takes place in 1962 so the production is full of lively music and dancing.  It's a 'feel-good' show, just right for a chilly, winter, midweek night.

It's a treat just to visit the Alhambra, which is an historic theatre (see link) that had a successful and visionary 'makeover' a few years ago and is able to stage some very big shows straight from London's West End. I always think it looks thrilling all lit up. Even my rather blurry iPhone photo captures the atmosphere. It's funny that the night shot I took in London a few weeks ago was really sharp but this one isn't. I put it down to the cold!  It was snowing at the time, so I was shivering. That's my excuse anyway.

6 comments:

  1. A little bit of camera (snow) shake makes for a very pretty image .... I haven't seen Hairspray but what a treat for you to see it in such a beautiful theatre.

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  2. Given the conditions, the time of day and the fact that the photograph was taken with a phone camera, you've captured the Alhambra very nicely.

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  3. I think you took a super image in difficult conditions Jenny, the shivering factor is difficult..not that I know about that with the heat here in Perth :)

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  4. Haven't they changed that area in Bradford?! Hard to imagine a more radical facelift than the huge shallow pond. The Alhambra looks wonderful.

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  5. Glad that you enjoyed the show, jennyfreckles. A little camera shake on a snowy night is excusable.

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  6. I kinda like the blurriness! It suggests a high old time, a night on the town.

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