After spending the earlier part of the day at the British Museum, which I wrote about in Part One about my 21st Celebrations in London this weekend, the rest of the day was spent in Regent’s Park, where we watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theater.
James had brought his parents’ pic nic hamper from home for us to use that evening before the play. On the way back to the hotel from the museum we spotted a Tesco’s, so we popped in to grab some food for later.
We were so lucky with the weather as it was beautiful and sunny all weekend! We walked around the park a little before sitting down in a nice spot for food.
We made our way into the theater area at about 18:30 and James surprised me by saying we had premium tickets (best seats, free drink on arrival and a programme each)! The play started at 19:45 and was about 2 hours long with an interval.
The play was absolutely fantastic and I’m so glad James had booked the tickets for us to go! I had never heard of the play beforehand, and even he said he was rather skeptical about what to expect before we saw it. We needn’t have worried as it was an excellent performance.
It was a musical with some great songs, but most of the main cast were also professional ballet dancers and the choreography was incredible which really made it all that more amazing. It was a mixture of just the right comedy, romance and drama and the crowd were not only giggling at times, but even joining in with a “Yee-Hah” every now and again during the dance-offs! The chemistry on set was flawless and you could tell that the actors were having just as much fun as the spectators.
I love going to the theater, and am lucky enough to have already seen quite a lot at the West End already; although there is still so much I want to see! Seeing a play at the Open Air Theater was something different. It was perfect for a warm (warm for British standards!), summer’s evening in London, and an excellent choice for a birthday present.