Oh Rocky! February 2018

Dear Rowley, Do you recall the furore in our youth about performances in the theatre of The Rocky Horror Show? I recall vividly going on a sixth form school trip from Lady Manners to see the show in a provincial theatre such … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance? December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Christmas? Couldn’t have liked it more. The day began with the last ten minutes of the service at St George’s Mayfair and a handshake with Rector Roddy who rather likes my new look. Then on to the Beaumont … Continue reading

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True Blood. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have recently been initiated into the cult of HBO vampire series True Blood. The vampire myths intrigue me: drinking human blood to live, living as the undead, lasting for centuries and living on the dark edges of humanity. … Continue reading

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Ordeal by Innocence. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, I had a minor fracas on Twitter about actor Ed Westwick who has been accused of – and strenuously denied – two rapes. As a result, the BBC has cancelled showing an Agatha Christie adaptation called (with no … Continue reading

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He’s Behind You. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, When I heard pantomime was coming back to the London Palladium after a thirty-year hiatus, my mind wandered to the am dram Christmas shows put on by my cousin Charlotte’s dance school in Sheffield. The director would finagle … Continue reading

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