My birthday is in January and this year, in celebration of my advancing years, we thought we’d go and play at being grown ups for an evening. So we went to the theatre – and it’s not even the Festival! Yes, we had to remind ourselves that there is theatre in Edinburgh outside the Festival. I used to love going to the theatre as a child when my mother would take various of her offspring to the Theatre Royal in Brighton but, in recent years, we’ve more often had trips to the cinema. And, having children of a certain age, we rarely see anything more advanced than a 12A. We could, of course, have gone out for the evening on our own but thought we’d like a family outing and would take the children to the theatre with us. Whether or not they would appreciate The Glass Menagerie at the Lyceum in Edinburgh was, of course, another question entirely.
January is by now almost lost in the mists of time. But Continue reading