Sep. 4th, 2015

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So [livejournal.com profile] gwyddno wanted to get [personal profile] angelofthenorth tickets to a show for her birthday, but hates musicals, so he had the brainwave of inviting me to go with her instead (cos it's hardly fun going to a show on your own). And we ended up seeing the musical of Legally blonde at Swansea Grand Theatre, which was an excellent night out all round.

I was aware of the film version though I hadn't seen it. But generally I liked the concept of women's empowerment that actively rejects femme-phobia, and it seemed the kind of ridiculous plot that would be well suited to a musical. In fact it was a thoroughly excellent production, I believe it was put on by a theatre school but seemed really professional.

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[personal profile] angelofthenorth found a dear little French restaurant right by the theatre, Bouchon de Rossi. They have a completely non-functional booking system involving leaving messages on an answering machine, but we managed to get a table anyway as we showed up very early on a weekday evening. Service was very good, food was pleasant but a little over-priced for what it was, and didn't really seem very French to me. Very, very nice Loire white, though, and excellently indulgent desserts.

Basically we had a completely glorious evening and left with that happy excited feeling you get from a really well done, light-hearted and dramatic show.

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