22 May 2010

Bucket List Revision

One item made my Bucket List from the instant I heard that it was being built:  Attend a Shakespeare play at the recreated Globe Theater in London.  I love Shakespeare.  I love theater.  I've always wanted to go to London.  That makes it an automatic something to do.  It was easy to envision sitting in the ring or at worst cheering with the groundlings.  Now I have found the ultimate bells and whistles way to join the Lords and Ladies of the Court.  Move over Lizzie I.  He may have written the plays for you, but I'm all for doing the Globe in style. 

Requirements:  Round trip airfare & hotel.  Nine of my dearest friends (they can pay their own way) or complete strangers picked up off the street to make up a party of ten.  A mere £1,870 + gratuities.  (Round it all off to say $3,500 for the night).  Now what do you get for about $350 per person:
■Private seated box
■Theatre information pack with play synopsis with tickets

■Three-course meal in the Brasserie

■Champagne and petits fours

■Theatre programmes

■Knee blankets

Suggested Itinerary:

6.00pm: You and your guests arrive at the Globe’s Brasserie where you are greeted by a dedicated host and offered your first glass of champagne.

6.15pm: Your party enjoys a three-course seated meal with wine in the Brasserie.

7.15pm: Your party is escorted up to your private Gentlemen’s Room where you can enjoy further champagne.

7.30pm: Performance begins.

Interval: Further drinks and petits fours served in your box.

Most of the time being a member of the jet set just strikes me as an awful bore, but this is one of those things where I really wouldn't mind having chosen the right parents in order to become a trust fund baby.  Oh well, I do have David Tennant's Hamlet recorded.  A good bottle of champagne will set me back about $40, and a baker uncle taught me how to make petit fours .... and I can brush up my Shakespeare to do it all in my jammies.


Linda said...

I'll go! I'll go! And I'd be more than happy to brush up on my Shakespeare before going! Forsooth!

Travis Cody said...

I've added this to my bucket list as well!

Jamie said...

Interesting timing in that I posted this in the wee hours only to find Kenneth Branagh's Henry IV on the Indie Channel this afternoon. So many people are afraid of Shakespeare, but once you get past the unfamiliar language, he is all soap opera and farce meant to entertain from the lowest to the highest.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Sounds like a fun evening...$350.00 each plus airfare and hotel...OK, when do we leave?

Mimi Lenox said...

Those look divine!! And too pretty to eat.

This Eclectic Life said...

Count me in. In fact, if my lottery tickets win this week, I'll take 10 of us. Y'all don't hold your breath!