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┬áJamie at the Crucible theatre, Sheffield on Saturday. The story of sixteen-year old Sheffield boy Jamie New, who … Continue reading

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Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … Continue reading

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Keep Dancing? October 2016.

Dear Rowley, A disturbing phenomenon has emerged in the news this week. A group of very sick puppies nationwide have taken to dressing-up in scary clown costumes and frightening people after dark. As someone who finds clowns sinister at the … 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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Back in the Saddle. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you recall a number of years ago the neighbourhood witch put on a rather charming event on Savile Row? The entire street was turfed and fenced and sheep were driven down the Row by a shepherd and … Continue reading

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