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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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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New York New York. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, You know one of my all time favourite Noël Coward songs is Sail Away. Coward lived by the lyrics: ‘when the wind and the weather blow your dreams sky high, sail away, sail away, sail away’. Well, in … Continue reading

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Sing Sing. November 2014.

Dear Rowley, Some people’s lives are guided by Buddhism, some by cock eyed optimism and others by Debrett. I have always been convinced that the answer to life’s most profound questions can be found in musical theatre. Broke? Nobody Knows You … 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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