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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Metropolitan policewoman Isabella Grotto talks life on the beat in the West End. Read my full Discover Britain magazine interview here Advertisements

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Savile victims honoured in chilling story

How did he get away with it? That’s the question Jonathan Maitland’s controversial new play addresses, juxtaposing national treasure Sir Jimmy Savile, feted by monarchs, prime ministers and cardinals, with the thuggish serial abuser. Savile’s cheeky asides – the knighthood … Continue reading

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An Audience With Jimmy Savile, Park Theatre

Seldom has there been such impassioned debate about whether a play has a right to exist. Writer Jonathan Maitland faced a barrage of criticism, with many accusing him of exploitation; others felt it was too soon for freshly unveiled horror … Continue reading

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Lippy, Young Vic

How do we respond to a tragedy of infinite mystery? We investigate, we speculate, and we seek to impose meaning, to produce a story that safely contains unfathomable horror. However, those hoping for such reassurance via a traditional theatrical narrative … Continue reading

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The thin blue line

London is burning. The streets of Tottenham, Brixton, Enfield and Wood Green are alight as peaceful protest turns to violent protest turns to ruthless opportunism. Those who recall the 2011 riots will be under no illusions about the reality of … Continue reading

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The victims are not the problem

I have a confession to make. While following coverage of the horrific gang rape and murder in Delhi, which included shocking statistics showing this was part of a wider culture (a rape reported on average every 18 hours; reported rape … Continue reading

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