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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Why Not? September 2011.

Dear Rowley, How are you darling? I have to ask because I think we are all feeling rather besiegedĀ at present in the big smoke. To quote the Rocky Horror Show ‘it isn’t easy having a good time. Even smiling makes … Continue reading

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I’ve Been To A Marvelous Party November 22nd 2010

Dear Rowley, You know what made me feel most proud that the Savoy hosted my Savile Row book launch? When the A team arrived. The Savoy top brass are like a shoal of sharks who divide to conquer when they … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over November 2010

Dear Rowley, As Kenneth Williams in the Julian & Sandy sketches would say, ‘the party’s over, it’s all over my friend’. Shouldn’t there be another comma in there somewhere? Last night was the conclusion of my Savoy story for this … 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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