A DAY OF PLAYS
M O N D A Y, 3 0 O C T
Wore orange dress. At 1.15 we all left in the coach for the Town Hall, Hammersmith. Got there ages before the play began in order to get good seats, so Jacqui, Elsbeth, Lucy and me walked around the shops and found a fab boutiquey place. Jacqui says I manage to look super in anything (jolly decent of her!).
At 3 ‘Der Zerbrochene Krug’ by Kleist began. I hardly understood a word. But it was very well done and quite funny in parts – the Judge really was marvellous. Tons of other schools there too.
Got back to Epsom at 10 past 6 and went to the office. Pa took me home, then we all whizzed off to Leatherhead Theatre. Had dinner amongst the actors.
There was only one scene – the sitting room of a house in Devon – and it was marvellous. Completely modern though, which was a shock: it’s the first completely modern room-set I’ve ever seen. You’d think it would all be a bit superficial but it was super and the plot was terrific. In the end the Italian female servant was the murderer. She got rid of her flirty Italian husband Mario (I saw him at dinner!), the sex bomb secretary Kathy, and she nearly did in Mrs Brent, but the inspector (who was so shy and sweet) saved Mrs B in the nick of time. It was terrific fun; they even had the sound of cars driving off in the background.
There were two intervals – we got terribly giggly in them and had a gorgeous time. Daddy is so relaxed now that Amsterdam is going so well!
Wrote a letter to Johnnie Walker. I just felt like it.