This time we had come to see BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON, having heard it recommended by friend Jeff (http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com/2017/06/serious-wimsey.html). We enjoyed the play -- they didn't quite nail it, but it was good fun nonetheless. But my scholar's soul can't let pass one error in the program book.
In the director's notes (page A2 in the program book), he says
"Sayers intrigued me -- and as a member of The Inklings,
she was surrounded by a cadre of writers like C. S. Lewis
and J. R. R. Tolkien. Clearly she ran with very smart people"
--the last bit ('very smart people') is true enough, but the part about being an Inkling isn't. In the words of C. S. Lewis, cofounder (w. Tolkien) of the group, "She never met our own club [The Inklings] . . . and probably never knew of its existence" (THE INKLINGS, p. 189).
All in all, though, an enjoyable evening. I'd gladly go there again. And it got Janice and myself thinking back over the Petherbridge adaptations in the 80s -- is it really that many years ago? -- and the Carmichael ones a decade or so before that. Seeing how many classic mysteries and series have been remade in recent years, I'm surprised these haven't been redone. One can hope . . .
current reading: THREE HEARTS & THREE LIONS (just finished) by Poul Anderson. #II.3380.
ANATHEMATA (read aloud) by David Jones.
my favorite Sayers mystery: STRONG POISON. runner up: prob. NINE TAILORS (despite the silly method-of-murder)