Archive for: May, 2012

Uncategorized May 27, 2012

EXPENSIVE EFFECTS ON BANKSIDE

As flies to wanton boys … KING LEAR My voter apathy was such that I didn’t respond to British Actors’ Equity’s invitation to the Peacock Theatre to show solidarity with the Belarus Free Theatre, at home forbidden to act in anything but the official language of Russian, always under threat of prosecution and worse and reduced

Uncategorized May 18, 2012

PART OF THE WOODWORK

We had a carpenter come to deal with a little dry rot in our roof. He told me that, amongst the historic buildings he ’d worked in, had been Hampton Court. It struck me that his job was like that of an actor, who works his materials in the great theatres of the world and

Uncategorized May 4, 2012

SNAPSHOTS OF WEST HAMPSTEAD

Fresh from its premiere at the Women’s Institute meeting at Brioche, a favoured café in the heart of West Hampstead, I post this slideshow which concentrates on what had been described by Pevsner as the ‘middle middle class’ houses of West Hampstead (we will have to compile another version with the middle-class houses, which