Yes the Westons are back in Liverpool. It has been nearly two years but we’re back. The reason for the trip was to see a Warhol exhibition at the Tate. A few days before the trip we discovered that we had missed it as it closed last weekend. Never mind we had tickets to see Educating Rita at the playhouse. Plus it was a weekend away from home.
We arrived Saturday afternoon and after settling into our apartment near Albert Docks we headed into town for dinner and a show. We ate at The Button Street Smokehouse worth a visit of you’re ever in Liverpool. Then a short stroll to the theatre. We had seats in the gallery which weren’t the most roomie but once the show begun this was forgotten. Before the show the music played was from 1979 when the play was set/written. I realise I was 14 the same age that Eleanor is now and Terry was 18 and starting university. It was strange to think that the issues covered in the play happened in our lifetimes. Terry and I are first generation in our families to go to university so can relate to Rita.
The play was wonderful. There was something about seeing this play on Liverpool. If you get a chance to see it go its a gem. Willie Russell is involved in the production and has made some small changes. Leanne Best is wonderful as Rita and Con O’Neill plays the drunk Frank excellently. It has sparked interest in Matthew and Eleanor.
Sunday was a quiet day. A trip to the Tate to wander round the permanent exhibitions. A great start to a Sunday morning. After lunch we had a wander round the shops.