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‘Broadcast Live from …..London’


When you live in a foreign country you miss different things. Specific food, places, landscapes, people, events.

It might be the taste of Guinness or your favorite cheese.

In The Netherlands the absence of hills can tug the heart strings. Those wide expanses of flat land can leave you thinking of ‘1000 acres of sky.’

If it’s a tradition or song like Auld lang syne. when you see or here it in another place it can be quite emotional.

After seventeen years in The Netherlands, I like to think most of the things I miss have been replaced by other traditions and habits.

People are still a big factor which is made easier by Facebook and Skype etc.


The one thing that I will always seek out is English language theatre. I like the fact that theatre is also lower impact environmentally, unlike gifts or objects they don’t have packaging or litter.

So what better way to spend a Tursday night than watching Streetcar named Desire? It’s on in Lindon right now with Gillian Anderson.

But surely that involves a flight, a hotel, other expenses and the tickets are hard to come by!

Ah but not this way.

For the last couple of years we’ve been very fortunate. Regular west end productions on our doorstep. And for that matter the doorsteps of thousands of other people.

NT Live has started broadcasting these shows to cinemas around the world.

We get a live performance. It’s amazing.

Maybe there’s one in a town near you. Must dash starts in an hour!



10 comments on “‘Broadcast Live from …..London’

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    September 17, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Thank you for sjaring have a blessed day Liz

    Liked by 1 person

  2. starproms
    September 17, 2014

    I spent almost all of my school holidays in the Netherlands when I was small and I still think of it as my second home. If you are used to hills though, you would become very nostalgic I’m sure.

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  3. jenhumm116
    September 17, 2014

    Hi Green Lizard. Well I watched it here on the Isle of Wight too and thought it was fabulous – exhausting but fabulous! What did you think?


    • lizard100
      September 18, 2014

      It was exactly that. Exhausting. The performance was intense. But yes fabulous!


  4. downmyfront
    September 20, 2014

    I’m going to see it (in the cinema ) on Thursday #excited!!


  5. expatlingo
    September 20, 2014

    Cool, I’d have had no idea.


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