Narrative bore

I’ve been thinking a great deal about the confluence of various events: the woes of ENO, the success of their new Akhnaten production, a debate on Facebook about whether opera is losing out to music theatre, Mark Rylance’s Oscar acceptance speech, and an experience of my own. The chances are, since you’re reading this, that

Wise after the event

I have to get something off my chest, something that has been haunting me now for four years. I need to apologise to Greg Wise.
I don’t know Greg Wise but I know who he is. You must do too. He’s an actor, now married to Emma Thompson, who played the dashing villain in the movie of “Sense and Sensibility”. Yes, him. The one on the horse.