April 26th, 2014

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A perfect day

It really was brilliant! Into the city this morning for two marvellous events.

First-up a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art to see the exhibition Falling Back to Earth by Cai Guo-Quiang. It was amazing! It consisted of two main parts; Head On, which was inspired by the Berlin Wall and by Man's capacity to keep on repeating the same mistakes, and Heritage which contemplated the earth as sanctuary for all species.
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So that was the morning taken care of. After lunch we walked across the road to the Lyric Theatre at QPAC, to see a stage production of The King and I, starring Lisa McCune as Anna (who knew she could sing?! And sing so well?) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam. It was brilliant! I'd seen the movie, of course, and was wondering how it would translate to the stage. We were seated in the second row of the highest balcony, so we were looking down on the stage, giving a marvellous view of everything that happened.The sets were gorgeous, very lavish and strongly reminiscent of Thailand; the costumes were marvellous. I loved Anna's dresses, and the jewel colours of the children's clothing, and the sumptuousness of the king's outfits as well as the women's costumes. In the play sequence the costumery was nothing short of stunning.

And every time the king's advisor would come on stage I'd momentarily think "Martin Shaw!" but of course it wasn't. I had to wait until I got home to find out who it WAS, though - Marty Rhone! I don't think I've seen him in anything since the 70s.

So, all up, a brilliant day. And the weekend's only half-over. Hope everyone else is having a good one so far.