Funny Girl. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, There are few performers who can trade under one name and be instantly recognisable. There are the divas – Liza, Barbra, Bette, Cher – and there are the pop queens Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna who didn’t bother with … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Baz Luhrmann’s┬áMoulin Rouge would certainly be one of my Desert Island Movies. It irritated purists with its use of in-jokes and pastiche but quite frankly fuck ‘em. What’s not to like about Ewan McGregor cute as a button … Continue reading

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Whither the Arts? August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Julian Assange is a pustule on the face of British and international politics. Nobody had even heard of the little smirker a couple of years ago and now he’s causing a diplomatic incident with Estonia or Ecuador or … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Marilyn Monroe March 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you go to the Olivier Awards darling? I was monkey typing to finish Fashion at Royal Ascot (eta this evening at about 10pm). Now that’s going to be a celebration and a half. I might even stretch … Continue reading

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