I woz there...!!
I was all ready, sharpening my pencil so to speak, to give a good account of things to my friends here on JN Chat - when the wrong flippin' actor appeared! As I don't know the play I hoped for a few seconds that this was a different 'diplomatist' arriving at the house party and that the real one would pop out of the scenery, but it was not to be. So my worst nightmare; I can confirm that the understudy is up to the job