A queue of people this morning outside the home of the hits: the Shaftesbury Theatre. Whatever next?
No, they’re not queueing for theatre tickets. This is the Shaftesbury, for heaven’s sake. It seems to be something to do with an ITV show oxymoronically called Britain’s Got Talent. And while we are on the subject of TV shows, no, we’re not tuning in to the search for the new Danny and Sandy or the search for the new Joseph. Who cares? Stepping into Julie Andrews’ shoes is one thing; slipping on Philip Schofield’s or Jason Donovan’s sandals quite another. And it’s only a couple of years since they were on the London stage anyway. (Phil – Stephen Pimlott’s revival of Joseph opened 16 years ago actually. The revival of Grease with Craig MacLachlan opened in 1993 and closed in 1999- Andrew)