After Saturday’s aborted trip to see Animal Farm on Saturday, I’ve been feeling somewhat at a loss for not having seen all of it. So, as Emma and I had this afternoon off work anyway to go and sign contracts at the solicitors in Wantage anyway, and it was nice sunny – if a little fresh – day we made arrangements to give it another go.

The show is outstanding. It was brilliant, a triumph even. Although, in a weird kind of way, tonight’s show lost something in the good weather. The grey, cold and wet weather of Saturday was atmospherically much more fitting for the show than the blue sky and sunny summer weather.