Bullets over Broadway. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, As I write, I’m on an American Airlines flight back to London after a spectacular stay in New York. It was a business trip but there was an awful lot of time to play. I had a Museum … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime Folks. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, As you know I am a pushover for the divas so it was with high excitement that I heard Bette Midler had broken Broadway’s advance box office records for her Hello Dolly at the Schubert theatre co-starring the dishy … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, An unexpected pleasure last night when the divine Suzi Perry invited me to see British Queen of Soul, Beverley Night, play the London Palladium: her first solo tour for four years.  The diva’s West End star has since … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood Costume at the V&A deserves another letter. I was fascinated by the hour and a half spent with the curator Deborah Landis at the private view of the exhibition. As you know, I curated a rather large … 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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