Last night went better than expected and I am sure it is because I have learned to deal with all his little foibles with advice from the forums. There were the usual, wanting to drink too much wine (he had a nice glass and drank it too quickly), wanting to go to the toilet often, two floors down from the auditorium, checking his watch throughout and wanting to go home in the interval. I managed all these pretty well because he was compliant even though requests were repeated over and over again. All this said he really got into the play and made exclamation noises and was suitably shocked by the bad events which were pretty graphic. It was as if it was real life. So I had a great time, thoroughly enjoyed it, but will I do it again? Probably not! He is still in bed this morning probably worn out by the late night. Tomorrow I am going to meet friends in London for the day and my daughter is coming over with the grandchildren. I value your advice @Mudgee Joy and have made an appointment for a review of his health with the doctor next week. The wheels grind slowly.