So, yesterday we left Chichester feeling quite optimistic about coming back at some point. Tomorrow is Chichester's turn to host the Olympic torch relay - and the forecast is rain. It will finish up at the Festival Theatre... which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with the usual impressive season. Nice mix of serious & light: Derek Jacobi in Shaw's Heartbreak House, Jonathan Kent directing Private Lives, Kim Cattrall in Antony & Cleopatra, some new plays presented in a temporary structure outside, Kiss Me Kate directed by Trevor Nunn etc. Laurence Olivier was the Theatre's first Artistic Director in 1962 and also starred in its first production, Uncle Vanya in 1962.
But today has been vegging with Nick & Mary in Beaconsfield, including some surprisingly good games of Tiddlywinks.