To the theatre in the cinema

Went to the theatre the other night, in the cinema.

You know, one of these live relays of theatre in a cinema. It was Hamlet from the Royal National Theatre in London being relayed live, I think, to cinemas in 16 countries.

The play was excellent. Very good indeed.

What interested me though was how it felt. This is the first time I’ve been to one of these. At the end, there was some uncertainty amongst the Glasgow audience as to whether to applaud. After all, the players could hear nothing.

Took me right back to that conversation we had about the churches of  St Anaglypta and St Eucalyptus the other month.

I was in the clapping camp.

I thought it was all real.

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