Doug’s Finest Hour
Looks like the summer has finally got it’s shit together, thank fuck, and just in time for Doug’s annual Shakespeare festival down at The Globe. Not sure why it has to be July 24th, but it does, apparently. This year he’d managed to get a few of the boys down from Stratford-upon-Avon. Call themselves the ‘Pigeons Who Do Shakespeare’. Frankly, I’m not sure how much of it they actually do seeing as none of them seemed to know any of the words. Just shuffled around a bit looking serious.
Doug rocked though, as always. He chose to do a piece from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Said he wanted to bring a lighter touch to the proceedings this year. Give it a bit of a comedy edge. Have to say, I’m glad he did. Last year’s death of Othello was all a bit much.
Anyway, here he is giving it large:
“Thou seest these lovers seek a place to fight:
Hie therefore, Robin overcast the night;
They starry welkin cover thou anon
With drooping fog as black as Acheron”
And here’s the so-called supporting cast:
Like I said, a bit shit really. This was pretty much all they did.
Saying that, it was a top day. Even Clubfoot Gerry made it down:
Not seen him in years. Turned into a bit of a recluse after the accident. Great to see him out and about, even though he didn’t say much.