Johnny writes to say he came across an article in a London listings magazine headlined “Hitting The Vaseline”. The piece is by someone who has written and is appearing in a show called The Beautiful Bend – A Drama With Music at a pub theatre in central London. He talks about having performed the original version of this show at the same venue last September where

“our closing night audience paid us the compliment of singing almost every single Kate Bush song to us in the bar after the show…prompted by hearing Wow which I played after the first act, they sang Army Dreamers, Babooshka, Hammer Horror, This Woman’s Work, Sat In Your Lap, Violin, Breathing, The Sensual World, The Dreaming, There Goes A Tenner and the whole of the Ninth Wave side of Hounds Of Love. I have never experienced anything like it before or since. It was decided on that strange and special night that we would incorporate a tribute to Kate Bush in our next production. By way of homage to George Cukor’s “The Women, we have done this by adding a lavish (for us!) Kate Bush-inspired fashion show. The show is a chop suey (rather than a pot pourri) of vignettes, short dramas and tableaux-vivants. An almost all male cast playing many characters (mostly women). This is an audacious plug for a show that I have written and appear in…don’t take my word for it….I say it’s the funniest thing you’ll see this year. If you think you might be in the mood for a a camp old time (or are a Kate Bush fan), you’re definitely going to enjoy it.”

It is on at the Central Space Theatre (at Central Station), 37 Wharfdale Road, London N1 (just by Kings Cross tube/BR station). Box office is 020 7278 3294. Performance dates are Tuesday 26th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th March. Performances at 7.30pm. (Thanks to Johnny)