my beautiful and talented daughter alice never ceases to surprise me – she sent robert and I tickets to see the artists Chano Dominquez and Nino Josele at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse at the globe theatre. we had mentioned that we had never seen anything at the globe and as a present for our anniversary she posted us these tickets. it was such a special and memorable evening, the fusion of flamenco guitar and jazz piano was harmonious – the setting just beautiful. it will be something that we will both remember and cherish. the Sam Wanamaker theatre is lit just by candlelight, houses around 300 people, though feels very intimate and is a jewel of a venue. Dominquez and Josele were performing as part of the present Jazz festival which robert has managed to enjoy a few concerts this week – it was enlightening for him to discover artists that he had never heard of.
as the globe theatre is outdoors, i guess its not feasible to have plays in winter, so the wanamaker playhouse is a beautiful alternative – in the style of a jacobean amphitheatre its lit solely by candles during the performance. i notice that you can do tours of both this building and the globe, which could be interesting.