Monday 12 December 2022

Well, it was definitely a change from yet another A Christmas Carol. Who would have thought that Madame Bovary would make such a hilariously inventive Christmas show - like panto for the literati. The tiny Jermyn Street Theatre was packed last night. Guess who didn't realise there was a big match happening? Piccadilly was grid-locked with football fans honking their horns, though you'd think they'd want be home in front of the TV in time for kick-off. Fortunately, England lost - and we emerged at 10pm to greatly subdued streets and a train home that was mercifully free of anyone drowning their sorrows.