No matter. He may have gotten to writing about it first, but I'll undoubtedly do it better (apologies to everyone else for the smug tone of this post - it's primarily directed toward The Philosopher). Last night we - after I bagged us the tickets - went to see a recording of the Radio 4 comedy Old Harry's Game. To be fair and give credit where credit is due, it was indeed The Philosopher who turned me onto OHG during a particularly competitive tennis match when we were discussing our favourite comedy radio shows.
The scripted shows were hilarious, but the most entertaining thing was the ridiculous banter between the actors when not recording. This was a rescheduled recording as February's snow days meant that not all of the actors could make it to set. Evidently even though not all of the actors made it into London, a man from the Isle of Sheppey, dubbed 'the guy from the Isle of Sheppey', was hailed as a hero for making it into London to watch the recording despite the snow chaos. Most of the actors took it in turn to call out, 'where's the guy from the Isle of Sheppey?' and then make the audience give him another round of applause.
Despite the annoyance of having to queue for 20 minutes to get in and then 20 more in the cafe to get in the theatre, it was still an absolute laugh - and you really can't beat good, clean, free fun.
Random tangent: This is Gareth Hoskins Architects' competition-winning cinema and music venue in Lerwick, Shetland which is finally about to start being built, almost three years after GHA won the competition. It's cool. I like it. I'd almost go all the way up to Shetland just to see it.