This time last Friday I was hurtling across London in the tube like a right proper commuter drone with my visiting best friend Jo tucked under my arm for safety (hers, not mine) when a couple of stage kids from the Italia Conti School got on and pleaded with us in their best little Oliver! voices to vote for Lewis and Danny. Not that reinforcing the message was necessary, but they shoved photocopied leaflets under the work-glazed eyes of a full tube carriage and pleaded some more. It's remarkable just how stage-kiddy stage kids look, like they were re-moulded from melted down waxworks of Bonnie Langford.
‘Vote for Danny – he’s really talented and he goes to our school.’
PS : Congratulations to Lee Mead – the professional actor who eventually won the part of Joseph.
PPS : Great news for TV Licence payers - the Lloyd Webber puppet has since been hired out to ITV where it has been festooned with crucifixes and turned into something called a 'David Gest'.
Picture : The Kiss by Gustav Klimt