We have been wee social creatures this last weekend - normally we might manage one night out but this weekend we were out two nights in a row.....shock horror!!
Friday night we met up with a group of friends (There were ten of us in total) and headed over to the British club for a night of food and frivolity. The evening started with drinks in the bar (Oh, life is hard!!) followed by a three course buffet dinner followed by a production of Neil Simon's play Rumours. (Neil Simon is probably one of America's best-loved comedy writers).
The Story - Well, it's a fast-paced farce set in the home of Charley and Vivian Brooks (Who we never see). The Brooks are throwing a 10th Wedding Anniversary party for themselves and have invited four couples (Their best mates) to share the evening with them. When the first couple arrive they discover Charley in an upstairs bedroom bleeding from a gunshot wound to the ear lobe and his wife, Vivian, is nowhere to be found. The first couple decide to conceal this mystery (unsuccessfully) and, with the arrival of each new couple, the hilarity and nonsense escalate, until the local police turn up and try in vain to sort it all out.
It was a really good night - the food was fab and the Bangkok Community Theatre made a really good job of the play.
Now we get to the Murder part of our weekend!! Our lovely friend Jane had decided to host a Murder Mystery Party to celebrate her birthday. It was set in France just after the war and everyone invited was given a character - OMG it was an absolute hoot!!
There were 12 of us altogether as you can see from the photo. Starting with the back row and going left to right we have.....Nurse Gently the Army Nurse, Frau Nalott the German Soldier, Liza Wizenni the caberet singer, Julie Noted the British Radio Operator and Noemi Dooyoo from the French Resistance. In the Front row from left to right we have - Phil Le Girthe the travelling Sausage Salesman, Franc Le Orrful the Cafe Owner, Gee I. Joe the American Soldier, General Kopov the German Officer, Luc Overlair the French Policemen and Gerry Basher the British Airman. It wasn't easy to get the costumes together (I ended up making my hat and pinny) but doesn't everyone look great!!!
The story was that Herr Bevore was throwing a party at his favourite cafe to celebrate the end of WWII - everyone is invited...but just before the party begins, he is bumped off by an explosive Roquewurst sausage that has been left in his bedroom - one of us is the murderer and using clues and a DVD we need to try and figure out who dunnit!! The accents alone were hillarious!!
Jane, or should that be Liza, had decorated her apartment to make it look the part, had prepared a fantastic meal and the wine was certainly flowing (we got through 20 bottles of wine aparently!!) so after solving the mystery we ended up singing and dancing into the wee small hours.........as you do!!
God we were knackered on Sunday!!