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Slightly neurotic (but cute!) singleton looking for adventure, finical stability, and some delusion of meaning. With much thought in the topic of sincerity and the occasional film review.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Went to see "Wolves in the Walls" today, a new production that was on at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had, even when they had to stop the show because of techincal difficulties. The songs were as haunting as they should have been, the cast brilliant, especially Frances Thorburn who plays Lucy, the protagonist, and the wolves, who were funny, and a little scary. The children in the audience loved it, the old couple next to me loved it, and I left feeling more awe than I had in a while (and wanting to talk with a Scottish accent).

Although I do want to know what is it with Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman and girls who draw on walls, since the same thing happened in Mirrormask. It's as if Neil as two modes: adult novels, which deal with men protagonists, and children's book/ya which are about girls (Coraline, Wolves in the Walls, and Mirrormask).


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