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Handwashing for the Homeless

Here is a ‘helping hand’ story to warm the cockles. With the coronavirus outbreak affecting more and more people, authorities around the world have strictly recommended ‘social distancing’ and hand washing. Terrence Lester, the executive director of an organisation called Love Beyond Walls (good name that) in Atlanta, Georgia, thought…

Lord Lloyd-Webber and the Coronavirus Theatre Crisis

Andrew Lloyd-Webber does not think theatre (in particular commercial theatre) will survive the coronavirus if the government doesn’t “step up to the plate and offer help”. That’s rich! Why doesn’t he step up to the plate and help out? How many millions has he accrued from us theatregoers, who have…

When spitting is not a crime…

Have I missed something here? The last time I heard – well, to be more precise, the last time I had contact with the criminal justice system and the law (in my professional capacity, you understand) – deliberately spitting at someone was a criminal offence, under the Criminal Justice Act…

On Social Distancing

Let me tell you, I am a person of faith and I believe that ‘all things are possible’ with God and that God can make a way in the wilderness and rivers to run in the desert and all that. However, when it comes to certain matters, I do not…