2019 · Arts · Travel

London ~ 10/07/2019

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post. Today’s post is about my trip to London on 10th July. I went to see ‘Present Laughter’ at the Old Vic Theatre. I went with my friend Laura so it was also a chance to catch up! I did ask over on my twitter whether you wanted to see an overall blog about the day or a specific review on the show and you guys voted for an overall view so that’s what is happening today! Without further ado, let’s get started!

The day started at 9:28 when I got the train to London Victoria which I nearly missed because I’m an absolute wally. Can someone explain why I am like this? I need to leave earlier to get to the train station but I never do.

I love my life.

The train was ridiculously busy. Good old Southern Rail. I was in an aisle seat which I hate but it was so busy people were standing in the aisles which is way too close to comfort for my liking. It just made the whole train really hot so my eyeliner kept smudging. Not exactly ideal when I had winged eyeliner on that day and it actually looked decent.

When I got to Victoria, I had to buy a new eyeliner to top mine up. This turned out to be an utter waste later on because I decided to abandon the wing element. Still, at least I got to add another bit of makeup to my collection!

I then got onto the tube and headed to Euston where I met my friend Laura! We had to make a quick stop at her university library (it was very fancy) and we then headed to Mcdonalds for some lunch!

After a quick pit stop for Lunch, we then got on the tube at Warren Street and headed to Waterloo. We were just over one hour and a half early, so we decided to go for a walk.

How pretty yet ugly is the National Theatre? We walked along Southbank for a bit and headed inside the National to go along the behind the scenes walkway. It was very interesting yet very hot inside so it was at that point I sacrificed the winged element of my eyeliner.

We then went and sat in the downstairs part of the National near the Dorfman because the aircon was beautiful there. It was at this point we had a long catch up and chilled for a bit.

We then headed to Old Vic Theatre for ‘Present Laughter.’

As you can see, the exterior and interior of the theatre is extremely pretty! I definitely need to come back here to see more theatre productions.

‘Present Laughter’ is a play by Noel Coward. This particular production stars Andrew Scott, Sophie Thompson,  Enzo Cilenti, Abdul Salis and Indira Varma to name a few. It tells the story of an actor named Garry who as he’s preparing to embark on an overseas tour, his life is in danger of spiralling out of control. He goes through an identity crisis as his many relationships overwhelm him and compete for his attention.  I’m not going to go into any more detail as I’m going to do a separate review for this play on my blog so look out for that soon!

One thing I will say though was how annoying it was hearing so many phones go off during that performance. I think I might have to do another blog post about theatre etiquette. Comment down below if that’s something you’d like to read!

After that, it was time for dinner and another walk!

We went to Pizza Express and it was completely free thanks to Tesco vouchers. The food was okay, if I’m honest. Not my favourite dinner from there but it’s okay! We had dough balls as a starter and they were amazing!

And that was my day in London! I had an amazing day and I can’t wait to be back there soon. See you in another blog post!

Love Beth


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