It was like a school outing of old as 15 Bognor WI took up the back seats of the Woods’ Coach. The coffee stop at Denbies’ Vineyard (above) was very welcome but most of us passed on the mouth watering cakes so as not to spoil our lunch. Lunch, what lunch! We reckoned without the traffic chaos in London caused by the protest marches. By the time our coach had been redirected into yet another gridlocked street we stopped worrying about our rumbling stomachs and wondered if we would ever get to the show we had looked forward to for so long. Almost 2 hours behind schedule we finally arrived at Drury Lane. The White Hart did a sterling job rustling up some refreshment for us at short notice before we jogged down to the theatre.
However we settled into our seats and an uninterrupted panoramic view of the stage the stress faded away. Warhorse lived up to its hype. These are not pantomime horses. The Handspring Puppet Company has produced life size creations which are both truly magical and as engaging as flesh and blood. Grown men were wiping away tears during some of the scenes. The show has a happy ending nevertheless it was an emotionally drained bunch that arrived back in Bognor on Thursday evening.