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Getting your kids into the theatre

December 13, 2013   -   2 comments   -  

In this year’s Christmas special edition of The Spectator, there is an article by me about the best way to get your kids interested in the theatre.

Don’t worry, it’s not as dry and worthy as it sounds. Plus, it opens up with me getting hit in the face, so there’s that.

The issue of The Spectator it’s in looks like this:

The Spectator magazine front cover Christmas 2013

And like most things it’s available to read online too.

Charging journalists for an interview? It had better be good

June 16, 2012   -   0 comments   -  

Ever wonder why most of the interviews you read with celebrities are virtually identical? Well, it’s because very often they are the same interview, just packaged differently. Despite the “Exclusive interview!’ lies you’re fed, few outlets actually get to have one-on-one time with the stars of new movies, and have to make do with dry,

The perpetuation of an urban myth

July 17, 2011   -   0 comments   -  

Someone called a little while ago to tell me a story. He doesn’t generally care about gossip, but felt this was good enough to share with me. Last night he was talking to a friend whose neighbour hired out a suite in a hotel in Sandwich, Kent this weekend for his wedding anniversary. He booked