A play for lockdown (I wrote this way back in April 2020. It needed someone with the technical skills to create it, but the moment has passed, now. Still, it kind of works) All scenes take place within a screen … Continue reading Unsocial Distance
‘Cool, lol. C U l’ Stare at them long enough, and they stop meaning anything. This happens with everything, I know, especially sounds out loud. Keep saying the word ‘London’ and you soon hear only the un-un-un and wonder what … Continue reading Conundrum
The Blank Page
The blank page is about 192mm wide by about a million light years long. The blank slate is a tabula rasa, your life little girl is an open book which men will want to write on. Right on. The blanks … Continue reading The Blank Page
If you would be happy to explain the nature of the difficulties that you appear to be experiencing with your VKK matter transportation unit then I would be overjoyed to do everything that is at all within my power to bend over backwards to assist you with it. Continue reading Online assistance
I wrote the following in 1999, when I was a teacher at Merchant Taylors’ School. It has deplorable stylistic shortcomings, but I am giving it prominence here in anticipation of the August 21 eclipse in North America, to which I … Continue reading The Darkening
Although I love theatre in general and musical theatre in particular, I am not the kind of person who reads Variety or The Stage and keeps up with every new development. Like many people, I don’t even have the time … Continue reading Hamilton
How to be happy in a sad, sad world
You know what? What? I’m really happy. What? You know. Don’t you sometimes think that you should just come out and say it? I mean, we don’t give ourselves the chance do we? Just to say it. I am happy. … Continue reading How to be happy in a sad, sad world
Responses to a recent photo-shoot: Phwoar! That Emma Watson’s got her tits out! No, she hasn’t ‘got her tits out’. ‘Got her tits out’ along with the associated chant ‘Get your tits out, get your tits out, get your tits … Continue reading Emma
I have been reading a book about populism. It’s a word that I keep seeing written and which I’ve never properly understood. It usually appears in the phrase ‘a wave of populism’, which sounds like rather a lovely thing. A … Continue reading Populism
Mummy, who is Donald Trump?
A: Mummy, who’s Donald Trump? B: Oh dear… A: Is he like Donald Duck? B: Well, not quite… A: Like Donald Duck, but a trump instead of a duck. B: You know we don’t say ‘trump’ darling, we say ‘popple’. … Continue reading Mummy, who is Donald Trump?