Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have never seen a spontaneous, unanimous, prolonged standing ovation quite like that for the penultimate performance of Everybody’s Talking about Jamie at the Crucible theatre, Sheffield on Saturday. The story of sixteen-year old Sheffield boy Jamie New, who … Continue reading

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He’s Behind You. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, When I heard pantomime was coming back to the London Palladium after a thirty-year hiatus, my mind wandered to the am dram Christmas shows put on by my cousin Charlotte’s dance school in Sheffield. The director would finagle … Continue reading

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Moving On Swiftly. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Forgive me for bombarding you with letters but since I’ve had a few more Diet Cokes, there seems to be so many more hours in the day. Can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the last few … Continue reading

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The Story of the Sitwells. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, I have always made a policy of not writing about living relatives more than merely en passant. Having read Desmond Seward’s Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells while closeted in Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, I consider this … Continue reading

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Clever Trevor. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, You know Trevor Pickett of old, no? He being queen of the Burlington Arcade before making the clever move to the top of Savile Row in a beautiful shop on Burlington Gardens that has an aspect on the … Continue reading

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