Saturday, 24 October 2009

Big Wheel

There is a Big Wheel up in the city centre at the minute ( not sure what for, but you can't miss it ) It's a bit like the London eye but on a smaller scale but still rather large.

On a trip into the town centre today we saw the wheel up close and Martin asked if anyone fancied a go. Maya and Sonny really wanted to but Jamie definately didn't thanks very much!
We decided that whilst the others were on the wheel me and Jamie would go for a drink in the cafe of an arts centre nearby. All was going smoothly , we had our drinks and were chatting about the big wheel when a women in a long dress clutching a bunch a plastic flowers wandered into the cafe . She stood a couple of inches away from our table and began singing and sobbing whilst wringing the flowers in her hands. I was a little bewildered at first ( and secretly wondered if she had 'issues' )but quickly realised that she was part of a ' production' they were doing at the centre and they seemed to be acting out part of it in the cafe.
Jamie looked horrified , (he hates anything involving audience participation, lol) and quickly and quietly began packing his toys away. ' Its not real' I whispered.
He looked unconvinced.
He was further confused when a man in period costume stood up and announced ' I am William Shakespeare and this is Ophelia' ' I thought Shakespere was dead!' Jamie replied rather loudly. ' they're only acting ' i hiss at him again under my breath. She began to sing loudly ( i didn't know whether to laugh or cry, i rather like the theatre but i'm not keen on the element of surprise!)
Luckily this part of the act came to a swift conclusion when 'Ophelia ' ran outside ( along with half of the cafe )to continue the rest of her performance outside.
'That was wierd wasn't it Mum!' he said once they had gone only for the old lady at the table next to us to remark ' its not like any Shakespere i've ever seen'
That makes two of us then!

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