Earlier this week I was bemoaning the lack of West End calibre theatre, although since then I've remembered that "Behind The Iron Mask" (Please click that link, it's got a brilliant photo of the mask itself) made it to the Duchess, illustrating that apparently anything is West End calibre these days.
Secondly I made that complaint before I saw that Anthony Zerbe will soon be appearing at a local theatre in "They Do it With Mirrors"
Naturally I assumed this would be based on Agatha Christie's "They Do It With Mirrors" (that last link may include spoilers, I stopped reading it half-way just in case) and I quite honestly adore stage adaptations of Christie murder mysteries, even when I know full well who the killer is. This title happens to be one of the very few Christie whodunits that I haven't read, so it would actually be a surprise.
However, on checking the theatre website, it turns out that the production coming to town is in fact a one man show about the poet e.e. cummings. It's had very good reviews and is supposed to be brilliant, but I am still frankly disappointed that I won't get to watch Miss Marple's astonishing detective skills.
To cushion the blow I took a quick canter through Zerbe's impressive IMDB listing of 109 titles to refresh my memory of his illustrious career, and it includes these highlights:
- "Cool Hand Luke"
- "The Omega Man"
- "Mission: Impossible" (the genius sixties TV series, not the Tom Cruise vehicle)
- "Hawaii Five-O"
- "Kung Fu"
- "The Rockford Files"
- "Little House on the Prairie"
- "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park"
- "The Equalizer"
- "Licence to Kill"
- "The Young Riders"
- "Tales from the Crypt"
- "Murder She Wrote"
- "Star Trek: Insurrection"
- "Walker Texas Ranger"
- "The Matrix Reloaded"
Now I might still go just on the off chance Mr Zerbe will be in the bar afterwards, it would be so interesting.
I mean does he have Pete Falk's phone number, and, if so, has he ever been out drinking with him and Patrick McGoohan? Because that would be a story I'd want to hear.