We got a bat at the beach balls that we missed out on last time.
My Mother (of COURSE I took my Mother! She's a huge JB fan and would never have forgiven me if I didn't) caught one of the two roses he threw out.
It turned out to be the first anniversary of this version, they brought out a cake and made us all sing Happy Birthday which lead to some nice bits of improv from John.
And finally on the way out these two uberfans by us started talking to an older couple who they'd recognised as John's parents! I must admit I did turn around a add my two cents about letting him know just how Fabulous the show was. And yes, they do sound like Mike Myers parents in 'So I Married an Axe Murder' in real life too.
As for the show itself, it was exactly as I figured it'd be compared to the previous version we'd seen, which had an older, podgier cast that fit the story a little better. This was much more focused on the shrieking high-camp comedy, with all of the usual Barrowman ticks you've seen when he goes off on one, but with this character you can't really go too far. The sheer energy he brings is unbelievable, I never would've thought he could high-kick quite that high!
I know they're recasting this show every three months or so, I just hope there isn't anyone else I feel I NEED to see again quite so soon, its getting to be a bit of a habit.