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The Divine Comedy in Paris............ I am slightly over excited about this

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FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 11:36:04

Next Monday and Tuesday Mr Hannon is doing a bilingual gig in Paris, doing some Jacques Brel, Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy, etc, with French guests.
We're going to the Monday one and I am so excited.
Anyone else going?

Phono Tue 16-Sep-08 11:39:16

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Marina Tue 16-Sep-08 11:40:19

envy are you taking dd?
I hope he does Ne me quitte pas envy

FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 11:42:26

Phono, that's pretty cool....
Marina, of course we are! We wouldn't dare go without her. Will report back!!
It's my very very early birthday present

Phono Tue 16-Sep-08 11:45:59

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FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 11:46:01

how are you Marina by the way? Still doing the Latin club? Dd has started Latin and is delighted (her latin name is Amaranta, she thinks it stinks and wanted to be called Luna because of HP connotations)

FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 11:46:51

yes will boast report back

bundle Tue 16-Sep-08 11:47:24

ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh smileenvy

FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 11:51:25

<whispers> we're also going to see David Tennant in Hamlet on saturday

bundle Tue 16-Sep-08 12:05:01

that's it



Phono Tue 16-Sep-08 12:16:11

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FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 12:17:12


there there
there there there there there

FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 12:18:08

did I tell you what we're going to see on October 4th in London???

<is not making friends>


Phono Tue 16-Sep-08 12:20:41

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FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 12:24:54

OK, we booked a few plays several months ago (when we had cash!! all gone now), and they're all happening soon. In October we're going to see Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov (always wanted to see him on stage)....
Then we have Tennant again in Love's Labour's Lost and finally Derek Jacobi in Twelfth's Night.
Apart from that my life's quite boring!!

Marina Tue 16-Sep-08 13:43:12

I saw Sir Derek when he was a kiddy in Ivanov, you know
what a fab production <sigh>
It has been my favourite Chekhov ever since. Jane Wymark (Mrs Inspector Barnaby these days) was the hapless Sasha.
Latin is v.g. thanks FP, we reconvene again at the end of the week. Be interesting to see if the pueri et puellae have remembered any of it hmm

FrogPrincess Tue 16-Sep-08 19:04:29

Wow I bet he was great in that!
I'll have to erase from my mind the very funny episode in Frasier where he plays an awful theatre actor and hams it up grin

FrogPrincess Wed 24-Sep-08 11:20:25

OK, a quick update for the Hannon fans: it was brilliant!!!! He started with Amsterdam and did a wonderful job of it, so good in fact that I felt the two songs after it were a bit ordinary..... He did a few of his own classics (Our Mutual Friend, lady of a certain age, Alfie, Summerhouse, Tonight we fly, National Express...). He also did Poupee de Cire POupee de Son, Initials BB (with 'Sexy Boy'), sung with a French singer called Daphnee (very pretty, nice 'broken' voice, he also sung If with her), Les copains d'abord (my jaw dropped at that point!!), L'amour est bleu (bof...), Les playboys (brilliant!!), Je changerai d'avis (also brilliant), and as a joke, Joe le Taxi!!
He spoke mainly in French which was great, very funny as usual. Vincent Delerm sung Songs of love very badly, but was entertaining, and Neil sung Anita Petersen (one of Delerm's) beautifully.
It was an amazing night and dd also had a fantastic time!
By the way, Tennant in Hamlet was great, a very memorable Hamlet indeed, I would love to see it again!!

bundle Wed 24-Sep-08 11:24:17


FrogPrincess Wed 24-Sep-08 11:28:41

nah, it was crap really, he didn't show up and was replaced by Johnny Halliday
better? wink

littlelapin Wed 24-Sep-08 12:02:52

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FrogPrincess Wed 24-Sep-08 12:08:32

big hug mon petit lapin!!!
<goes back to looking at photos on Hannon on stage on Monday>


taliac Thu 25-Sep-08 14:12:46

Great review FP!

Marina Thu 25-Sep-08 14:14:59

envy Vilaine!
Not so sure about Joe le Taxi though grin

FrogPrincess Thu 25-Sep-08 14:17:05

it was very funny to see (apparently the second night Delerm came on stage during Joe le taxi and did a silly dance). However I would have preferred another Brel!!

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