“A voluptuous self-crucifixion”

This evening I saw the final play of this year’s holiday. A rather long sabbatical for me, but not as long as the one suffered by the Reverend T Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play, The Night of the

“A voluptuous self-crucifixion”

This evening I saw the final play of this year’s holiday. A rather long sabbatical for me, but not as long as the one suffered by the Reverend T Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play, The Night of the

Sir Ian McKellen on stage

A walk in the park for Sir Ian this one. An evening talking about his life and how he got involved with theatre. To mark his 80th year, Sir Ian is touring a number of venues across the United Kingdom,

Sir Ian McKellen on stage

A walk in the park for Sir Ian this one. An evening talking about his life and how he got involved with theatre. To mark his 80th year, Sir Ian is touring a number of venues across the United Kingdom,

Auf Wiedersehen Queen Mary 2

A beautiful calm day with interesting grey skies marked our final day at sea en-route to Southampton. I had a yummy feast of pink lamingtons in the Grills Lounge where I had sought refuge to get a better internet connection,

Auf Wiedersehen Queen Mary 2

A beautiful calm day with interesting grey skies marked our final day at sea en-route to Southampton. I had a yummy feast of pink lamingtons in the Grills Lounge where I had sought refuge to get a better internet connection,

Hamburg

Note to self: people in Hamburg are called Hamburgians, not Hamburgers. Awkward. Here I am in Hamburg for the first, and possibly only time. On a bus tour to get to know this second largest German city. Am please to

Hamburg

Note to self: people in Hamburg are called Hamburgians, not Hamburgers. Awkward. Here I am in Hamburg for the first, and possibly only time. On a bus tour to get to know this second largest German city. Am please to

Queen of the seas

Queen Mary 2 at Southampton. A cruise to Hamburg for four nights. Love my stateroom. and my steward, Freddie. Even a drink awaiting my arrival. And a huge bathroom. And spacious balcony. Firstly there was the usual drill for the

Queen of the seas

Queen Mary 2 at Southampton. A cruise to Hamburg for four nights. Love my stateroom. and my steward, Freddie. Even a drink awaiting my arrival. And a huge bathroom. And spacious balcony. Firstly there was the usual drill for the

Farewell ROSL

My home for the past fortnight, tomorrow ai leave the Royal Over-Seas League’s club in St James. During that time there has been an excellent selection of architectural works on display (and sale) on some public parts of the Club.

Farewell ROSL

My home for the past fortnight, tomorrow ai leave the Royal Over-Seas League’s club in St James. During that time there has been an excellent selection of architectural works on display (and sale) on some public parts of the Club.

‘A Death in the Life of Joe Egg’

Toby Stephens (‘Oslo’, ‘Lost in Space’) and Claire Skinner (‘Outnumbered’) co-star in this new production of a perennially-revived black comedy. They play the parents who cope with the demands of looking after a severely disabled daughter by losing themselves in

‘A Death in the Life of Joe Egg’

Toby Stephens (‘Oslo’, ‘Lost in Space’) and Claire Skinner (‘Outnumbered’) co-star in this new production of a perennially-revived black comedy. They play the parents who cope with the demands of looking after a severely disabled daughter by losing themselves in