Saturday, 3 October 2015

Summer Nights

Summer days drifting away to – oh – those summer nights

As the Autumn draws in (and my birthday approaches) I look back on the Summer Nights of June, July and August and think how lucky I am to live in a country with seasons.
Kirkstall Abbey

Sneaky Experience

At Kirkstall Abbey towards the end of July the company Sneaky Experience (a pop-up cinema company that operate throughout the UK) showed Grease on a summer’s evening, complete with live performers, themed entertainment and a fun atmosphere appealing to all ages and types of people.
Why has Grease endured?

There are undoubtedly better musicals than Grease. Grease doesn’t come anywhere close to the script and lyrics of West Side Story, the music of My Fair Lady, the choreography of Chicago, the themes of Cabaret, or the big set-pieces of any of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals. But it links with everyone who has ever experienced a holiday romance, rival school gangs, a first car, a girls’ night in – and summer nights that seem to last forever. And as the leaves turn golden, we can take comfort from the fact that summer will return.