Rose’s Turn. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember that scene in Gypsy when Mama Rose has been deserted by both her daughters, actress June and stripper Gypsy, and takes to an empty stage to sing the ultimate eleven o’clock number Rose’s Turn? ¬†As … 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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Re-Joyce. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you long for the days when Vanessa and Corin Redgrave were the only luvvies who bored us witless with their politics? Now it seems our actors and actresses have taken upon themselves to favour us with their … Continue reading

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Transgender Agenda. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Today is the first day in two months that I have felt markedly better. I shall say no more and keep my fingers crossed. There are so many lovely parties this week and I would like to be … Continue reading

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A Dream of a Dream. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I was studying for my English literature degree up in Newcastle back in the days when dinosaurs roamed we were so fortunate to have the RSC touring annually. As a rather precocious reviewer for the¬†Newcastle Journal, second … Continue reading

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