A Mauritian idyll

Once upon a time a small, fat, stupid, flightless bird lived on a beautiful, volcanic, island fringed by some of the world’s most beautiful white sand…

Copenhagen, probably

Copenhagen. Probably the best city in the world. A confident assertion, based on the advertising slogan of a very successful export and written in huge letters…

Review: Treasure Island at The Dukes, Lancaster

“This was the bestest play ever in the world. Even better than Shrek. Can we come again tomorrow?” Words of praise indeed, uttered as they…

Travel: Lie back and think of New York

I’m on a plane but something is wrong. For a start, I do not have a complete stranger’s elbow in my ear and another passenger’s…

Review: Phantom of the Opera at Palace Theatre, …

Phantom of the opera Towering above the auditorium, the chandelier flashes and cracks and drops down toward the excited and expectant crowd…who jump with a…