Friday, April 27, 2007

“Mother did the shopping, I was in charge of ideology”

Last night we went to see ‘Elling’ the play starring the lovely John Simm. Even as a Norwegian mental patient with a dodgy haircut, I still found him attractive. I wasn’t alone as the front row seemed to consist of the American branch of the John Simm fan club who all seemed to think his career began and ended with Life on Mars.

The play was very good (that career as theatre critic has stalled somewhat!) and Johnny Simm (as the OH always refers to him) was excellent. It was very funny – the title above was the best line but it was probably more in the delivery.

The characters in it were rather like Pinkie and the Brain, those cartoon lab rats. I doubt that was intentional as I don't think its that well-known here, let alone in Norway.

Anyway, I highly recommend it and for once I was seeing something at the start of its run so there is still time to see it.

2 comments:

northern monkey said...

Sounds interesting - might have to drag the Oh out to see that - haven't been tot he theatre in ages.

I have a bit of thing for John Simm too, but he reminds me just a bit of my brother in law which soon brings me back down to earth...

SandDancer said...

I have the notion in my head that the men of the North West are all like John Simm or Ian Brown. I'm always a little bit disappointed if I meet one who isn't.