Theatricality. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather theatrical week. Saturday to the new Alan Bennett at the National Theatre. It is a vehicle for Frances de la Tour otherwise known as ‘Frankie’  by the hair and make-up ‘girls. I have adored Alan Bennett’s … 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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Is It Over? September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you enjoy the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony? I thought it both beautiful and profoundly moving. I even came round to Rhiannon after her sensational performance with Coldplay. It was a fitting end to a perfect weekend and … Continue reading

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The Final Push. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations! I had a call from the lovely Adélia at Thames & Hudson (my publisher’s PA and so much more) to tell me the first advance copy of The Perfect Gentleman was hot off the presses and ready … Continue reading

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