So here's my problem.
Lauren and I visited the Globe. And it was incredible. (This part isn't the problem). It was magical. I revelled in the way the night descended popping a velvety top over the round, open air theatre. The actors involved the audience amazingly and I think we all felt involved and caught up in the performance. A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, and monarchs to behold the swelling scene. But I get ahead of myself.
I emailed trusty friend Ruth before I went. She'd been to the Globe before. I had standing tickets. Apparently those who buy cheap standing tickets, which, incidently give you the best view in the house, are called Groundlings. And the groundlings who get there first stand at the front and can lean on the stage, taking some of the pressure off the old feet. But how soon should this little groundling arrive in order to secure such a mighty position? So I asked Ruth, who has groundling experience. Would it be like the Proms? I enquired. At the Proms if you want to be in the front row, you need to arrive five or six hours before the start of the concert.
Ruth's response was magnificent: "