Ventured into the badlands of SE26 last night to see local professional theatre group Spontaneous Productions’ version of Three Men in a Boat upstairs at Sydenham Centre. Three young Victorian gentlemen seeking adventure enacted all kinds of japes and characters in a charming, funny and occasionally musical manner. Highlights included a romp around Hampton Court maze, attacking a tin of pineapple without an opener and the telling of serial increasingly tall stories. Montmorency, the dog, played a full part too. The boat on stage was quite believable as they rowed their way towards Maidenhead. Really this deserves a bigger audience and our support for no other reason that it is very good. On for a week or so only.
I have no connection to this I hasten to add. Nor to the excellent Ignition beer, brewed downstairs - ‘South of the River’, a very fine cold brew on a hot night. http://ignition.beer/