Manon. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Covent Garden last night for the first night of Massenet’s Manon at the Royal Opera House with La Farmer. The story of Manon Lescaut – a Demi Mondaine in Belle Epoque Paris who has chosen the life of a courtesan over love … Continue reading

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Wilde About Oscar. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the Hampstead Theatre as guest of Mr and Mrs Hall for the press night of The Judas Kiss: the first revival of a David Hare play produced in the 90s to distinctly tepid reviews. The play concerns … Continue reading

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Open A New Window. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing you do this year I would urge you to find a box set of the Timothy West Edward VII. Weighing in at 13-hours, it is historically accurate in script and costume. We’ve just got … Continue reading

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Art or Bust. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, I’m sitting on the balcony of the Albert Ier in Nice on the last night on the Riviera for now watching the sun set and listening to Sarah Vaughan’s I Love Brazil album on the MacBook Air. … Continue reading

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Gawd Bless You Ma’am. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Just got back to Bloomsbury Towers having had a knees-up and a flag wave at the Savoy’s Diamond Jubilee street party. Having spent the morning with the editor of Uomo Japan having breakfast at Cecconi’s, I can say … Continue reading

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