Monday, 28 February 2011

We went to see the Wizard.......

.......the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Me and my sister went to see The Wizard of Oz on Saturday in London, she was lucky enough to win some tickets and I'm glad she asked me to go along with her.  The show was great, the effects were done well, especially the tornado scene, and there were no mishaps with the wire work when certain characters were flying or with the dog, actually the dog was very well behaved.

We even saw a couple of familiar faces in the audience, Brian May and his wife Anita Dobson.  I'm just glad we weren't sitting behind them, it's quite a hairdo he's got!  The major issue I have about going to the theatre is the lack of leg room, I'm 5'11" so sitting through a show can be rather uncomfortable, thankfully they have intermissions half way through so you can get up and stretch your legs.

I'm always intrigued to see what the set design is like, that must be a good job to have, they come up with such good ideas these days, especially when they have to make things move.  Just imagine the amount of planning involved!

Me in a giant rocking chair, plenty of leg room!
While we were up in London we fancied a visit to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum, it's full of all sorts of wacky and weird things like portraits made from fluff, shrunken heads, chewed chewing gum wrapper sculptures and loads of information about weird and wonderful things from the past.  We found out about one chap who made an exact sculpture of himself, capturing the tiniest of details and going to the extreme of plucking every single hair on his body to put onto the sculpture, but he didn't stop there, he also added his nails and teeth...............believe it or not!  We also got a bit lost in the mirror maze, funny thing is it's not even very big, just very disorientating!  We had fun though, it was a good day out.

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