14 March 2005

Svieta has one for the road.

As you can see, I looked after the bar at Southwark Playhouse on Saturday night. Just like old times. Svetlana came to see the play, The Biggleswades by Torben Betts. She really liked it, as did I, though I saw only the first half. Must read the rest.

TB's friend Johnnie Lyne-Pirkis was in. He was cross about some of the reviews for The Lunatic Queen, though I expect he was mollified to read Kate Kellaway in the next morning's Observer: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1436341,00.html

Gareth Machin, the SP's artistic director, was duty manager and we shot the breeze upstairs during the second half. Turns out he's a Liverpool supporter. Ah well. All those brains, looks, suavity, and he's hooked on that football club. It breaks your heart. Quit now, Gareth, before it's too late.

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