Monday, September 18, 2006
How do you solve a problem like Lloyd Webber?
My bottom drawer contains two musicals. One is an epic concerning the valiant struggle between Saladin and Richard the Lionheart for
. Although tame and scrupulously fair-minded, it would probably earn me a fatwah today. The other is a charming adaptation of a story by Charles Dickens. I wrote them a long time ago. Every now and then I drag them out and congratulate myself on how clever I am really and wonder why I could never get anyone interested. These thoughts inevitably lead to contemplating the mystery of why Andrew Lloyd Webber remains the only known British composer of musical theatre. Jerusalem