Lady Sings The Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To the Wyndhams Theatre for Audra McDonald’s performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. For anyone who knows Broadway, Audra’s voice is one of those once in a generation lyric sopranos comparable to Barbra Streisand or Bernadette … Continue reading

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Cascades. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Since we last corresponded, I am still in the hospital in Toronto but am now free to be at large from 6am to 9pm outside the fifth floor ward. This has given me forty-eight hours and counting to … 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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Ready to Begin Again. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Isn’t gratitude the most marvellous feeling? If I were to describe my career path I’d say it was not dissimilar to Atilla the Hun whose war path might best be summed up as ‘we’ll burn that bridge when … Continue reading

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Far Pavilions. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Brighton Royal Pavilion has to be the singular most peculiar residence ever commissioned by an English prince. The Nash exterior is an Indian palace decorated with domes, minarets and filigree arches but is painted to resemble Portland stone. … Continue reading

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