15 June 2012

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Danny Boyle directs Frankenstein

The National Theatre production with Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein will be broadcast this Saturday. They will be swapping places next week in these two weeks of rebroadcasts at the Cineplex - Chinook Paramount theatre. I'll be there Saturday at 12:30 pm! I love the book and am looking forward to seeing this "smash-hit" production.  It would only make it more perfect for there to be another stormy day for the occasion but that doesn't fit with the Father's Day barbeque we have after the play.

It will be my third time to watch a National Theatre production broadcast this season. I've seen A Comedy of Errors featuring Lenny Henry and One Man, Two Guvnors featuring the Tony award winning James Corden (so deserved even up against the other amazing nominees). So even if I can't afford a trip to London this year, it is a great way to see quality productions such as these. 

Starlite Diner, Bowden, Alberta

Flickr Friday: After hearing John Gilchrist's review of the Starlite Diner in Bowden on CBC radio last Friday, I took advantage of my trip to Red Deer on Saturday to stop in. It's a great diner look with the red vinyl booths and counter stools and a long red counter. You'll find it if you look for the UFO on top. Best reached when traveling south on the QEII.  I wasn't hungry enough to sample the selection of pies they had just brought in - including rhubard, saskatoon and lemon meringue. Maybe next time?

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