Old Friends As We Are. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Being something of a Luciaphile, I have on more than one occasion been asked what I thought about the BBC’s new three-part adaptation of E. F. Benson’s Mapp & Lucia novels. Like Noël Coward, W. H. Auden and Nancy … Continue reading

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Frozen. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, If the Disney Corporation and the Scientologists joined forces I don’t think human civilisation would have a hope. Though relatively child friendly, I have managed to avoid Frozen and its brainwasher-on-spin-cycle of a soundtrack for the best part of 2014. … Continue reading

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Cats. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Sad to hear that Mandy Rice Davies died today; she of the 60s Profumo scandal who gave a terribly good account of herself in the witness box and delivered the unforgettable line ‘he would wouldn’t he’ when the … Continue reading

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Striptease. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, A date tomorrow evening to see the revival of Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the Palladium with Patricia. I never saw the original and am much more of a dog person but have read the reviews and heard that the … Continue reading

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Royal Variety. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Blimey O’Reilly what did the Windsors do to deserve the Royal Variety Performance? Not only do the producers in their infinite wisdom put Bette Midler at the start of the bill – where the hell do you go … Continue reading

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