Crimes of Fashion. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have an immense amount of respect for the fashion industry. It employs millions, makes billions, gives people pleasure and ostensibly makes the world a prettier place. Fashion was still a relatively small, closed world when I first … Continue reading

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The Perfect Year. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, I do enjoy Dogging, don’t you? I refer of course to the deliciously foul and filthy song of the same name that inevitably stops any Fascinating Aida show. As a pre-New Year’s Eve treat Simon treated La Farmer, … Continue reading

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Wilde About Oscar. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the Hampstead Theatre as guest of Mr and Mrs Hall for the press night of The Judas Kiss: the first revival of a David Hare play produced in the 90s to distinctly tepid reviews. The play concerns … Continue reading

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Open A New Window. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing you do this year I would urge you to find a box set of the Timothy West Edward VII. Weighing in at 13-hours, it is historically accurate in script and costume. We’ve just got … Continue reading

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Burlesque at the Savoy. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you I’m back in business at the Savoy? We’ve been in talks about doing a book called Savoy Style: How To Be A Perfect Host with Rizzoli US but have yet to sign contracts. They suggest … Continue reading

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