Jesus Christ Superstar, burgers and the basin

Dublin at Dusk

That’s possibly one of the longest blog titles I’ve ever used! Last week we went to see Jesus Christ Superstar at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin. I saw the Sligo Fun Company perform this show 6 times…so you could say I’m slightly obsessed. To be honest though I was disappointed – the sound in the first half was just too quiet. I could hear people whispering and the girl two seats down didn’t stop eating and rustling papers the whole way through it!

Bord Gais Theatre

Jesus and Mary seemed to be singing very quietly and they were just too ‘clean’ looking. To be honest they reminded me of a shampoo advert! Judas was great, as was Peter. Herod was amusing, not sure about the tassels on his nipples…I’m glad I wasn’t in the front row when he was shaking them – I might have got a tassel in my eye! Judas died too quickly and Jesus died too slowly (if you’ve seen the musical you might know what I’m talking about). There were no moments when the hair stood up on the back of my neck. Rhydian was brilliant as Pontius Pilate and we were delighted to meet him after the show.


We stayed overnight in Dublin in an apartment at the Amberly Guesthouse which was really good for the price. It had two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. I’d definitely stay there again…and we got a free bottle of wine for booking on their website.

Bobos burgers

We had lunch at Bobo’s burgers which was underwhelming. It’s €10 for a burger (thankfully Lucy had vouchers). My burger had a soggy bottom (sounds a bit like me!) and didn’t have much flavour. The dessert was nice though 🙂

Banana Split

I got a chance to do a bit of exploring. I was asking on twitter for places to see and got a whole list of suggestions so I’ll have plenty to look at next time I go up. As it was a nice dry day I headed to the Blessington Basin, as suggested by Eyeblinks on twitter. It’s like a secret garden in the middle of the city.

The basin

Such a pretty place. I’d never heard about it before, it’s well worth checking out.


I also got a chance to take some night shots of the city which I really enjoyed doing. I didn’t have a tripod so I had to lean on the bridge but I think it works.

Dublin rush hour

River Liffey

So that was our brief Dublin visit.  Lucy’s blog about Dublin is here. You can see the rest of my photos here.


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