Sunday, 30 July 2017

We Are Only Making One Post Today,

as it is a big one,

 our day started off as normal for a Saturday, water out of the aquarium, 

 and back in again,

 Diana then cleaned the cats pool,

 watched by Mariana,

 unlike Cable,

and Hogue who both this week showed no interest in the proceedings,  

  then it was glad rags on in the evening,

  we were off to the Thepprasit Road,

and stopped at the new complex that houses the Singha D'Luck Cinematic Theatre,

 a quick pose by the sign you will see if you are travailing on Thepprasit Road,

 this is the drop off point for cars, minibuses and busses,

 behind which,

 is the Greyhound cafe,

naturally I had to have a pose,

 Jim and Cher had arranged the tickets and booked a table on the first floor, or second floor if you are American,

 Diana had a pre-dinner cocktail, 

which looked really nice,

Jim started with seared scallops,

 mushroom soup for Diana,

  which was served with garlic bread,

  for Cher and myself prawn bisque soup, again with garlic bread,

  which was delicious,

  although called a cafe, in reality it is in fact a nice restaurant, 

 on to our main courses, the house speciality spaghetti dish for Diana, 

steak and sticky rice for Jim and a grilled pumpkin and tofu salad for Cher,

 I took the easy option of fish and chips,

 on to desserts,

 Cher and Jim shared a walnut blondie with ice cream,

 whilst Diana and myself shared a mixed berries crepe cake, all in all the meal was delicious, there was a special offer on the wine with a buy one get one free, but I am not sure how long that promotion will last, for prices and selection of dishes check out the menu

 outside a display of jellyfish was certainly different,

both Diana and myself said that if we ate here again we would chose this table over looking the lot,

after our meal, we made our way the the theatre,

and this is what we were going to watch, Kaan

this is the story from the website,

'For young children like "beam", reading large Thai literature in the library is no different to sleeping pill. Both ancient stories and stripes. Do not make the beam feel like reading it. Until the librarian filed a book. Whose name is on the cover. Ready to finish reading. When the beam opens the book Unexpected is born. The beams are sucked away with the "Gryffindor", a companion who must venture into the world where stories and characters in literature return alive. This fun challenge. Is there a bet that they will find a way back to the present world?'

my take on it is that a young boy in a library falls asleep whilst reading a book, in his dream he finds that he needs a key to open a special book, the key has 5 parts to it, he also finds that he has a companion, Gryffindor, who helps him on his quest to find all 5 parts of the key, so we follow Beam through,

 magical lands,

 on his quest,

 to find each part of the key,

 where along the way,

 some of the people, tribes and monsters he meets help or hinder the intrepid duo, 

awakening he finds he has the key to unlock the book, and can gain the knowledge the special book holds, I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it, Diana, and I am sure a few others found it quite scary in places, 

the sets and backgrounds were superb, for a brief taster have a look at the video above, the show features over 600 actors and technicians, the over head performance was spectacular, with mythical monsters and sea creatures magically appearing, the technicians worked for 3 years, the actors 2 years to perfect the 90 minuet show, if you enjoy this type of show,

you can almost be a part of it! 

  after the show we made our way to the auditorium,

 where we could pose, 

   with some of the actors,

 in their most fantastical costumes,

 and with a cuddly toy,

who was supposedly Gryffindor who accompanied Beam,

time for a last pose and we were on our way home,

 what a thoroughly enjoyable show, think similar to Cirque du Soleil, with a mix from Time Bandits, Brazil and a few others,

tickets range from 2,500 to 4,000 baht each, but there are monthly offers, so check for this months special before you book, and there are permanent discounts for both Thai nationals and any nationality old age pensioners, what a fabulous and totally different night out, and with that we were off to bed.

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