On Friday night to confuse the voices a bit I went to see 'A Woman of No Importance' by Oscar Wilde.
The play was full of nasty, superficial characters and witty one liners.
Basically a young middle class man, Gerald Arbuthnot, finds himself accepted into aristocratic society and offered the post of secretary to the sleazy Lord Illingworth. He also falls in love with their rich American guest Hester Worsley.
Word is sent to Gerald's mother, Mrs Rachel Arbuthnot, to come to see her son and celebrate his good fortune.
It turns out, however, that Lord Illingworth is Gerald's father and his mother hates him for leaving her to bring up Gerald alone.
Eventually the only 'nice' characters - Rachel, Gerald and Hester decide to go to America to get away from the rest of them.
The play is filled with some wonderful one liners including - "Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them." Also "Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."
I thoroughly enjoyed the play and it distracted me nicely from those awful voices.