Life is a Cabaret. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, If there were such a thing as Desert Island Films, the one classic movie I would rescue from the briny is the dark 1972 musical Cabaret. I recall as a boy being told I was too young to watch Cabaret on … Continue reading

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Lucky Lady. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was rather sorry-not-sorry to hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled her in-conversation appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall this month. As you know, I have form with Liza. It all began with a late … Continue reading

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Les Misérables. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news that HMV has gone into liquidation, no? I was interviewing the fragrant Emma Willis today for a Rake feature. Her admittedly young team couldn’t understand why we old timers were so depressed by the demise of … Continue reading

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Burlesque at the Savoy. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you I’m back in business at the Savoy? We’ve been in talks about doing a book called Savoy Style: How To Be A Perfect Host with Rizzoli US but have yet to sign contracts. They suggest … Continue reading

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