By Brian Hall
Monday 30 Jul 2012 18:21:00
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Well, there was certainly a canny bit of stage stuff gannin on this weekend. The Olympics kicked it off. Now, I am no great fan of the London Jamboree, but I thought it was a wee bit harsh for that daft Tory MP to say it was leftie, multicultural crap. Daft of him really, given the fact that he had to be hoyed out of some tiny little job amongst our Coalition mates last year - after he attended a Nazi fancy dress neet!


Anyway, that Friday evening theatre seemed to pass off well. Saturday then saw real stage drama pile in. The NUFC added to our trophy collection, by picking up the 12th Guadiana Trophy in Portugal. Us GloryHunters are well happy.


And then, Saturday neet saw more action on the world stage. Down the Ouseburn in Newcastle. Me and Our Claire went theatre-going to Cluny 2, to see Hatful - a brilliant one hour comedy play based on 3 characters in the Final Saloon. Having passed away, their fate lay in the hands of God and the Devil, as to where their final destination was to be. The acting was brilliant, apart from that bloke playing the Devil. Steve Wraith, I think you call him. And I dont wish to spoil the ending, but another character emerged from the audience. Joe Allon, a former NUFC number 9. He was a good footballer, which is just as well, as any hopes he ever entertained of appearing in the West End - the London one, that is - would never have been realised, judging by his stage entrance. But, tell you what. A Must See play.


Sunday saw more theatrical activity at my posh appartment in Heaton - we dont call them flats around here - when my 2 younger daughters arrived for an overnight stay. Now, those two can do drama in style. At times, you really do believe you are witnessing a fully-fledged civil war. And you have to act a role as a United Nations conciliator chief.



And into Monday, the drama goes on. Our football club look like we might sign the French international full back, Debuchy. All hell breaks out over that American candidate to be President of that crazy country - after a total cock-up in his London visit, he then gans to Israel and says Jerusalem should be their capital. Next stop for him is Poland. Looking for votes back in the USA in their Polish community, he will probably say that Russia should belong to Poland the way his foreign stage entrance is gannin!


Overall, though, a canny weekend of pure theatre. First prize to Hatful. How the hell the Times arts critic missed it, I divvent kna. But he or she certainly missed a bloody good show.


Tarah and not long now before we return to the biggest theatre of all. SJP. Spurs hyem. Bring it on.



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