... we returned to the scene(s) of the crime from the previous night: Westfield Shopping Center and Riverside Theatre.
First stop....the Budman and I had to finish OUR Christmas shopping for each other. Check!
Second stop: Riverside Theatre, to see Simon Callow (the guy from Four Weddings and a Funeral, that danced in a kilt and died of a stroke....but not because he danced in a kilt) in 2 one act plays entitled Mr. Chops and Dr.Marigold....written by the king of Christmas literature, Charles Dickens.
Apparently, Dickens took to writing a Christmas short story each year, publishing it, and often reading these stories to his adoring public. Technically, these short stories were later turned into plays, but however their origin, they represent what the Christmas season is all about...people might be different, look different, have different life experiences, but in the end, people really want the the same basic things....to love and be loved. If you are not familiar with these stories, as I was not either, it is well worth locating them for a Christmas read.
Our seats were outstanding, especially given the seats were open seating. We found ourselves on the third row, smack dab in the middle, and looking Simon Callow square in the eye.
To quote his FWAF character, "Bravo!