Legendary Horny Bitz

Last night, E and I headed to the Royal Alex Theatre to partake in new incarnation of the ill-fated Legends, starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans of Dynasty fame. The previous version, which was unceremoniously and prematurely cancelled due to sagging audiences and scathing reviews, starred Mary Martin and Carol Channing in 1986. The backstage drama between the actresses was often more notable than anything occurring on stage, with the exception of Mary Martin announcing she was quitting when her dramatic zenith in the piece was excised without her knowledge.
Now, sadly, the cutting lines and laser accurate delivery seen below was not what I was expecting…

…to my pleasant surprise, however, the ladies were in fine form surrounded by a strong supporting cast. The show, on the other hand, was for a little older comedic taste than mine, with most of the bitchiness from Act I replaced by Three’s Company type humour in Act II. It’s a show my mother would really enjoy – and that’s not necessarily a compliment.
I also assume that the production was unable to secure the rights to the Dynasty theme, as the Dallas theme was used at one point to introduce the bows by the actors.
One of the highlights, though, was the cat fight between the two leads, although it pales in comparison to this one…

It was, though, a fun night out. Thanks, E!

After the show, we headed next door to Big Daddy’s (I think) which is a Creole restaurant and had some drinks and calamari. The title of this post comes from a question posted by E in the middle of eating, as he regarded the fried squid in confusion, saying, “What are these little horny bits?”

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~ by seangstm on September 15, 2006.

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