Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Proms

Today my Scottish friend and I went to a London, Ontario movie theatre to watch a live performance of "The Last Night at the Proms",  from the Royal Albert Hall  in London, England. 
Because of the time difference, our performance on the big screen started at 2:30 p.m. and it was sold out, a lot of the patrons were carrying Union Jacks that they waved when everyone was singing "Land of Hope and Glory". 
What a show, we both throughly enjoyed it -- Lang Lang, a Chinese pianist was absolutely amazing.
We could not believe the crowds that were in Hyde Park U.K. watching it on big screens there, I am sure  some big time parties were being held.
The tickets were quite expensive, but we justified the cost by using a coupon from Mac Donalds for our dinner???  It cost us $10.00 for the two of us. lol.
The theatre chain that we went to is showing a lot of live theatre from London, UK. in the upcoming months and we are hoping to see as many of them as we can.


Hazel said...

So glad you enjoyed the performance and the day out with friends .

saving for travel said...

We loved watching the proms last night and I'm thinking about going up to London to see it next year...have to look up the cost.

Your theatre sounds great and $10.00 is great for 2!

What theatre shows are coming up?

Sft x

Jan said...

What a good way to feel close to the actual performance. We were away and missed it this year. It was always my hope to get there one year but I haven't made it so far and have made do with the television coverage.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that must have been really neat to see and the atmosphere in the theatre would have been lovely. We don't have that sort of thing around here.