The first show seen was "Hobson's Choice" at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand. Martin Shaw was the star name in the cast, and fulfilled his role of Henry Hobson, shop owner and father of three unmarried daughters, all employed in the shop, with excellent pomposity and alcoholic bullishness, but it was Naomi Frederick, as Maggie, the eldest daughter, and true custodian of the shop, and Bryan Dick, as the trembling, but promising bootmaker, Willie Mossop, who must also take the plaudits. An excellent performance also saw the rest of the cast make the play an excellent choice of viewing.
Secondly, a visit to the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly, a theatre below street level, in which the passing tube trains can be heard, to see "The Comedy about a Bank Robbery", a play written and performed by the Mischief Company, who gave us "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Duchess, last year. To review this, all I can say is .......... wonderful, brilliant, laugh-a-minute ............ go and see it for yourself! Possible winner for the prestigious Olivier Awards.