A few months ago my mother arranged a visit down to stay with me for a few days and brought my grandma with her. I have glorious memories from my upbringing are of my mother taking myself (and sometimes my grandma) to the theatre, so I decided it would be a lovely surprise to book a night at the theatre for us. What was on at the theatre?
“The Full Monty!”
This was a stage production of the actual movie so not just some sleazy stripping, but let’s face it, it’s still a movie about stripping! What to do? My wonderful plans were already going of course, so I thought sod it! And booked them anyway.
I had a discussion with my best friend and we decided in for a penny in for a pound and her and her mother joined us. Worst case scenario my grandma would hate it and if so my OH happily agreed he would pick her up and take her back home. My mum and grandma arrived and after exchanging greetings and news we sat down to a lovely dinner Darling OH had prepared, I decided this was the moment to unveil my surprise and passed the envelope with the tickets. On opening, my mother thought they were for the pantomime (the theatre company had included an advertisement on the back of the tickets), when I told her to read it again. She burst out laughing and I explained I thought it would be a nice treat and we’d make a girly evening of it.
We got ready, OH dropped us off and we made our way inside. The seats I booked were the cheapest and literally the back row of the theatre, practically in the rafters (I hadn’t thought this through as I have a disabled mother and a grandma with me!) but we got to our seats and waited for the show to start – the small theatre was packed out. Half an hour, my mum and my grandma were giggling along with the rest of us. Nothing to worry about at all. In fact the funniest bit of the evening was my grandma rolling her eyes and saying “yeah right” at one of the scenes, this made my mother and I laugh even harder!..
We now have even more treasured memories of the theatre, although entirely different from those previously.
I wonder if I can book magic mike for next year?…
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12 thoughts on “Grandma’s Night Out”
Brave actors, looks like. 🙂
They certainly were BunKaryudo! 🙂
I’m glad you all had a fun night out. 🙂
Pretty funny. Sounds like you had a great night out. I did see the movie years ago. Not something I’d want to act in 😉
Haha! Thanks Trentpmcd! Yeah the guys were very brave! And I was impressed they came back in at dressing gowns on to take a bow too! Brave chaps. 🙂
Hah! Cheerful post! That’s a good story! I can say that my mother and her mother would have enjoyed it as well, but I cannot say the same for my father’s mother — but wouldn’t it be delightful if she had? Excellent commentary about labels and assumptions 🙂
Thanks Joey! Glad you enjoyed, I Just thought it goes to show you never can tell when someone will surprise you 🙂
Now that made me *giggle* am so glad you all had fun
Thanks Morgaine620, yes certainly a night I will remember. 🙂
Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Hahaha! Sounds like you had a wonderful girls’ night. Not sure anyone’s ready for Magic Mike in a live theatre though. 😉
Hi Linda! You are probably right – I think that would probably be a step to far for grandma 🙂