Saturday, 3 January 2009
We’ve decided to dispense with theatre programmes. An economy measure in these tough times: recession, credit crunch, falling house prices. A small gesture – as if we didn’t spend far more than is wise on theatre tickets and alcohol. Since the programmes hitherto have been the only record of what we’ve seen, I’m going to start making a note of each show. It won’t last (probably) but it might mean details of performances and productions aren’t lost forever. Actually, they’re pretty much lost as it is: even old programmes aren’t much of a guide. Go through them and it’s alarming how often you have absolutely no memory of the show in question.