Friday, May 24, 2013

Bill Bailey

We went to see Bill on his second night at Warwick Call Arts Centre, during his current tour: Qualmpeddler. Highlights for me included the musical sections such as Horntallica and a Dub Reggae version of Downton Abbey. The show was interspersed with plenty of his usual 'whimsy' and the apparent discovery of a new catchphrase but I expect he'll come back to that later. I'd like to see more coherence between his sketches as it sometimes felt like a tombola of anecdotes but he still manages to deliver great buckets of humour in all the right places.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Upton House

To give Blofeld a run in the sun we visited Upton House (NT) and admired the lovely gardens with their tulip beds and views of rolling Oxfordshire countryside.