The Boys in the Band. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, If you can get to town in the next couple of weeks do sneak a couple of tickets for┬áThe Boys in the Band at the Vaudeville theatre. Though headlined by Mark Gatiss and his real-life husband Ian Hallard, … Continue reading

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Diva Fever. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, A number of years ago, a writer called Suzy Boyt published a memoir called┬áMy Judy Garland Life. She and I were working for Weekend FT then: she as a columnist and I as a fashion correspondent. I recall … Continue reading

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Lady Sang the Blues. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the prostitute said, ‘it’s not the work, it’s the stairs’. This gem came from octogenarian diva Elaine Stritch who also said of anyone under 70 singing I’m Still Here, ‘where have they been?’ The prostitute bon … Continue reading

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