I hate most conglomerate flight search tools; thanks to smart SEO they clutter up Google search results and yet mostly make you do all of the work to the extent it feels you might as well have searched all airlines yourself. But then I came across Edinburgh-based Skyscanner, which seems intuitive and reasonably comprehensive.
We went to see the 25th anniversary production of Les MisÚrables at the Barbican last night. Within the first minute it became clear that the production is very different from the original. Different as in better or worse? No, we came to the conclusion it was just different. All of which shows the ultimate influence a production team has on the base material of a show.
One has to have sympathy with supermarkets that are forced into stating the blindingly obvious I guess – assuming this is a response to some legislative edict or other. But just for the avoidance of doubt shellfish contain shells, a natural extension to the usual statement on packets of nuts that they contain…errr…nuts.
Disco Inferno was a bit of a surprise bundle for me, insofar as I had never seen the show before and there didn’t appear to be much in the way of any information on it on the internet. Probably best described as in the ‘We Will Rock You/Mamma Mia genre with the devlish influence of Witches of Eastwick and the disco hits of the 1970s, author Jai Sepple wrote the show in 1993 to, in his words, “rekindle some of those long forgotten memories of the decade of flares, platforms, glam and disco” and in that he succeeded. In a lengthy three hours or so the show romps through 25 of the most recognisable hits of the era, punctuated by a story about the perils of greed and the desire for stardom.