A lot of town and a lot of culture!
Scraper and I took a short break in the beautiful spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire; the excuse was to attend a performance of "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett.
The cast list consisted of four of the currently greatest English actors:
Ian McKellen as Estragon
Patrick Stewart as Vladimir
Simon Callow as Pozzo
Ronald Pickup as Lucky
There was almost a music hall quality to the play, Vladimir and Estragon are like an old married couple in their comic double act. Lucky did a breathtakingly bravura, solo speech, and Pozzo gloriously hammed up his scenes.
If you can beg, borrow or steal a ticket when the play comes anywhere near you, I strongly advise you to do so.
We stayed at The Abbey Hotel. It's large but comfortable, in the middle of the attractive upper town, within a few steps of pubs, restaurants, the ancient abbey itself and a great second hand bookshop.
English breakfast over Food for the soul