Over the past month or so my family have been at the mercy of the NHS, and I have to say that it's been an exasperating rollercoaster. Up until late January this year my 91 year old father had been..
Remember when you were back at school and somebody would tell you a story and then tell you not to tell anyone else? Of course, human nature is inherently tribal and so whilst you'd swear to keep the secret, there..
The other day, I received a great email informing me that SOLT and UK Theatre were partnering with The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA). The CIISA's remit was to improve standards of behaviour across the creative industries. You can..
Increasingly I'm amazed by the bad practice in our industry that goes unchallenged and perversely accepted. For sure people speak in code about this bully or that abuser, and very occasionally some brave soul will expose the secret and name..
This week's "showbiz" news centred around the fact that David Walliams was no longer going to judge the popular TV programme - Britain's Got Talent. The headlines centred around the fact that he had been removed after the media reported..
I started 2022 with so much hope and optimism for the year ahead after a particularly trying 2021. I was the Principal of a multi-award winning drama college which had somehow managed to be "saved" after announcing that it would..
For the first time ever the nurses are on strike. They join the long list of. . . well, just about every profession, that are fed up with successive Tory governments not paying them fairly. That'll be the same Tories..
I'm not really a royalist but then saying that I'm not a republican either. So I guess that I have a status quo bias. I understand that our history and heritage however abhorrent it feels in 2022, still creates a..
WhatsApp eh? A brilliant way to communicate cheaply with your loved ones, or is it the chink in your armour that you've failed to notice? Remember in the good old days, before t'internet, we used to meet up with various..
Sometimes saying nothing on social media would be a stronger message than saying everything. Let me explain. As of last night, people watching the popular ITV show I'm A Celebrity have been "treated" to the sight of our former Health..