The Evil Machines... Again, please!

After a painful week making daily countdowns and nagging everybody online about it, the day finally arrived.
7h30 pm and I’m going through the list of things to take which I previously made in order not to forget anything with the excitement. Alice is staying with her cousin, phone, purse, camera, car keys… Where the hell are the car keys… husband. Yeap, everything’s in place, let’s roll! I came back, the tickets…

8h56 pm, we arrive at the venue. Inside the theatre room I spot Mr. Jones and I go over to exchange a few words… But that something completely different, I’ll tell you about it some other time.

The room is completely packed.
The opera begins. Six Hoovers on stage, singing about being very important and evil!
All of the sudden, in comes a gigantic Hoover like nothing I’ve ever seen before. You don’t know whether to laugh or to go wwwwoooooo! His plan is to rule the world. Yet, his pride makes him swell so much that he ends up bursting.
The story is about a scientist (who we know from his wife disappeared mysteriously from earth and is now living at the Iron Cloud) who wants his inventions - the machines - to rule the world. Now, there is the evil party (cars, motorcycles, gas pumps, parking meters, TV remotes…) and the good party (a telephone, an alarm clock, an egg-whisk, an oven, a vespa, a misunderstood human girl, a plain…). Obviously, the good party is here to ensure that life goes on as we know it.
Best friends Nancy (the girl) and Lester (the vespa) discover the plans of the evil scientist through the alarm clock, who bravely jumped from the Iron Cloud down to earth - after he and his friends discover the plan themselves - even though he knew that the fall would destroy him and that he might never see the love of his life again, the beautiful egg-whisker. (Fear not, the alarm clock returns by the end of the opera fully recovered and ends up marrying her).
After that, Lester takes Nancy to see his friend, the airplane RAF, who is afraid of heights but, along with the scientist’s wife, has to help Nancy to get to the Iron Cloud to try and stop the evil scientist. But she gets there and alas, there is not one, but two scientist! (An evil twin? A clone? I won’t tell, that’s too much of a spoiler.) Both scientist – one good and one evil – will have to fight in order to decide the faith of human beings. How will they fight? Discovering which one of them is the most intelligent. All of the sudden, the dark and obscure set gives place to a “Who is the most intelligent” TV show set!!!
I’ll stop now, adding only that there is a happy ending for everyone, including the evil scientist.

As for the music and the stage props… The word to describe it is yet to be invented. “Fan-perf-umbel-amaz” would be a good start. You may see the props in the pictures GNA has been posting (if you didn’t, do it now!) It’s amazing! The actors are just perfect. In fact, I wondered once or twice if Terry Jones himself had dressed up as scientist and joined the cast on stage. That’s how good they were. Nancy is fantastic. All the machines are amazing. I’m repeating myself, I’m sorry for that it’s just that… AAhhhggghhhh…
Trough the next couple of days you will have to put up with me a few more times, for I’m not done yet!!

I hope you are enjoying it so far; I really tried to put into words the aaagghhh that I’m feeling right now, but believe me, it’s quite difficult.

If you ever get the chance to see it, please do, it’s a unique experience.

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Pachorruo: Is a social duty.

Ron Obvious: Glad you had a great time! I hope we all get to go- maybe it will make it to Chicago one day and I can see it. In the meantime I found a short video about it on BBC News Online. I posted it in another blog.

Thanks for posting and telling us about it! I'm soooooooooo jealous!!!

Bloody vikings!

i want out at 8:57 pm January 12


.....I dont know why it wouldnt end up in Chicago is a great city; I love visiting it. I could feasibly see evil machines if it toured there!....oh damn this wretched bloody little town I live in! there is more to life than Hartland! I just know it!

a very jealous (pfc) AsTriD SchWarTz

(private first class- python army)

i want out: I hope I will get to see it someday. Please tell me a bout the newest Mr.Jones encounter (and tell me, is there rejoycing here, too??) ....looking forward to your other posts!

gna42 at 8:48 pm January 12

I'm so glad you went, and I had not a doubt that it would be wonderful.

Tell us MORE!

More of you meeting TJ.. What was he wearing?

Wouldn't it be cool if he WAS on stage and no one knew it... Muhahaha...

This is SO cool.



"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad..." and... "always look on the Bright Side of Life..."

Susana Mendonca at 9:00 pm January 12

Astrid, Ron and Jeanna!
You’re a fantastic audience!! I promise I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow!
He was wearing black trousers and shirt, there was much, much, much, much rejoicing and thanks for the video!! I’ve saved it for future reminiscing!
Thanks again and see you tomorrow!!

gna42 at 9:07 pm January 12

See you tomorrow??!!!

WE want MORE!!!

"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad..." and... "always look on the Bright Side of Life..."

Gwen Dibley at 9:51 pm January 12

Great, now I gotta stay up all night!
Its sounds just awesome I cant wait to hear more!

Ron Obvious at 10:08 pm January 12

But I'm not. I will be up all night checking the inbox every five minutes! I MUST see the pictures!!! AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

How many hours ahead of Chicago IS Lisbon anyway?

Bloody vikings!

gna42 at 11:15 pm January 12

8? But I'm in Los Angeles, where we're 2 hours BEHIND you in Chicago...


must get mallet and remove it.

I sleep now.

But I'll be up early checking to see what's happening...

!!!! AAaaiaiiiieeeee!

"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad..." and... "always look on the Bright Side of Life..."

Gwen Dibley at 11:24 pm January 12

its only 2:25 am here lol

just finished watching pole to pole with watching some old circus episodes...I wonder if this addiction is unhealthy?

Of course it is!


gna42 at 8:42 am January 13

whilst watching... or breathing at all... That would be... well... 'bad'...

"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad..." and... "always look on the Bright Side of Life..."