David Cameron fans are an endangered species these days, but one nevertheless managed to materialise at a performance of my play Bloody Difficult Women at the Riverside Studios in west London over the weekend. The fruity-voiced fellow began heckling at some less-than-flattering comments being made about his hero on stage.
Boos from the audience swiftly drowned him out and the performance as able to continue without further interruption. Stephen Unwin, the director, saw it as an occupational hazard of putting on robust political theatre. A guilty pleasure for me as the playwright, by the way, is how many past and present Daily Mail staff are sneaking in to see Andrew Woodall’s superb performance as their editor-in-chief, Paul Dacre. Some of them are pretty senior, but I will not name them for fear of recriminations.