Review: Anne Reid (Crazy Coqs)

Anne Reid’s father was a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, reporting from India, Iran and Lebanon. She says she likes journalists, as long as they don’t write anything nasty about...
Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

I met Quentin Crisp on his first book tour after John Hurt’s daring portrayal in the 1975 TV movie The Naked Civil Servant turned him into an overnight celebrity at the tender age of 66. What struck me was...
Diagnosis Merde : Marcel Lucont IS

Review: Marcel Lucont IS

I think my affaire with Marcel Lucont may be over. This was our third date – a thrilling quickie atAlternative Eurovision was followed by a longer more impassioned evening together soon after, but one year...
Review: Christine Bovill’s PIAF

Review: Christine Bovill’s PIAF

Edith Giovanna Gassion known as Piaf died when I was ten. There can therefore be few audience members for tribute performances who heard her live other than those whose parents also carried their half-sleeping...