Our last day or so in London had us walking around a lot – visiting various shops and picking up play tickets to see The Ferryman.
The area round the Apple Store, which I visited a couple of times, was called Leicester Square.
In the center of the Square was a Christmas market that opened while we were there – nice things but we were not in the buying mood.
Also, part of the square, is an M&M Store. This store reminded me of the store in NYC we visited some years ago. The place is 3 or 4 levels with LOTS of M&M stuff. We got some free samples and left.
The Ferryman is a LONG play (3 hours!) so we got tickets for the Saturday afternoon performance. The play is about Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land a a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. Unfortunately a visitor comes and delivers bad news – the brother of the principal star who has been missing for 10 years has been found dead. WE find out a lot about him, his brother, the wife (now widow) and the rest of the doings during a turbulent period in Irish history. Very well done and is being considered the “play of the year” in the West End Theatre world.
Sunday we were off to Heathrow Airport and a flight to Dublin. After we checked in to our Hotel we immediately headed to the local pub – also called The Ferryman for a pint or two.