So, as I wrote, I bought a ticket to go and see A Life In Three Acts at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. I’m glad I did. Bette Bourne is indeed a living legend, and the conversation between him and Mark Ravenhill was, by turns, touching, absolutely filthy, heart-warming, nostalgic, life-affirming, and much more besides.
If I have one regret, it’s that I wasn’t able to attend all three consecutive performances in the theatre. Apparently, each evening tells the story of his life using a different path through the events of his very full life. Still, what I did see was worth the 2 hour drive to The Hague and the 2 hour drive back again.