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Sounds like you had a ball! The Globe was many years in the future when I last visited London, but I got to see the RSC at the Barbican in Measure For Measure, with Josette Simon, the actress who played Dayna in Blake's 7, as Isabella. It was cheaper than the Melbourne Theatre Company. I saw Sian Phillips in Pal Joey(she can't sing, but Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered doesn't require any high notes). I just looked around the Tower, no tour that day, and saw the Changing of the Guard, which was a spectacular parade. And the British Museum and National Gallery. No Forbidden Planet back then, perhaps luckily for me!

That must have been slightly before my first visit to Stratford: they were selling postcards of Josette Simon with Roger Rees at the RSC then,and I remember being sorry we missed seeing that (Rees was playing Hamlet with, IIRC, Brian Blessed as Claudius). I managed to get Tom Baker and Helen Mirren's autographs on that trip by leaving stuff at the box office for them to sign. Despite it being a miserable winter (even the locals were complaining), I liked the place enough to return two years later - in Autumn, however, and I left as soon as it became unpleasantly cold.

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