Today I shall be at the Donmar Warehouse matinee of MY NIGHT WITH REG - a play written by the brilliant and very missed Kevin Elyot, scheduled in Josie Rourke's season as a 20th
20 years ago I, and my then business partner Cassie Mayer at mayer&eden, were Kevin's acting agents. The dearest man - funny and unassuming with this brilliant talent for writing which soared over the next 20 years.
At the Olivier Awards in 1995 REG won best comedy against a phenomenal year's line-up: Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING, Terry Johnson's DEAD FUNNY and Tim Firth's NEVILLE'S ISLAND, and David Bamber also took home an entirely deserved Best Actor Award.
We had three other clients nominated that evening who sadly didn't win but took it bravely - and I brought my husband with me... and as he reminded me only last week the highlight of his evening was standing on a raised platform at the show party with one of our very witty design clients, looking down upon the heads of the celebrity throng and having said designer point out Raquel Welch's wig.... #showbiz