I managed my first real night out tonight with a visit to Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre for their latest production - Peter Shaffer's Amadeus.
Two extraordinary performances from Keith Swainston (Salieri) and Brendan Lucia (Mozart) showed the two extremes of excellence within the Bancroft Players. Youth and experience share a stage comfortably and impressively. The evening saw Keith's marathon performance - barely coming off stage for a moment - alongside Brendan's quite bonkers portrayal of genius. Such sadness n the mediocrity of Salieri that he'd hoped to expunge with murder. Only that, too, was snatched from him on his death-bed.