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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Taking Liberties. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, In 2014 Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stepped into the follow spot in the sky aged eighty-nine having clocked-up over seventy-years in show business. Unusually for an actress, she saved her best almost to the last in a one-woman … Continue reading

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Stritchie! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, I remember having a conversation with La Farmer one night around a table at Ciao Bella as to whether there was such a thing as a female hell raiser of the show business variety. The 1960s was a … Continue reading

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A Cowardesque Evening & Romanesque morning March 2011

Dear Rowley, Aren’t we all a little preoccupied with our own little worlds – whether that being Royal Ascot, the Savoy or the Noel Coward Society party that had all my attention this week – at the cost of realising … Continue reading

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A Night in the Museum October 2010

Dear Rowley, One of the advantages of a manic schedule and insomnia is all that lovely time to write letters to you. I truly do think you are part of the team at the Savoy just because it’s to you … Continue reading

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