Funny Girl. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, They’re going to start calling me the Jonah of the West End. I book Sunset Boulevard on the first night of the run that Glenn Close is indisposed. We get tickets for Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre only for the show … Continue reading

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Applause. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear of Victoria Wood’s untimely death this week. Having memorised As Seen on TV, Pat & Margaret and most of the Christmas Specials, I can’t tell you how many of her jokes I have ‘borrowed’ over the … Continue reading

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HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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Reversal of Fortune. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, As political scandals go, weren’t you distinctly underwhelmed by the revelation that the Prime Minister had benefitted from his late father’s off-shore investments? Quite frankly I’d have been more surprised if he hand’t. Though all perfectly legal, there … Continue reading

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Follow the Fleet. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, We should all visit the BFI more, don’t you think? The British Film Institute is, quite simply, cinema for grown-ups who don’t need a bucket ‘o popcorn to munch or two litre bottles of Coke that gurgle like … Continue reading

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