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Diary: Malcolm Sinclair’s cold front for Theresa May

Malcolm Sinclair with Laura Rogers in Pressure. Photo: Robert Day
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Theresa May is normally busy running the country and trying to negotiate a Brexit deal. Good luck with that one, by the way. And please don’t cock it up.

When she’s not busy trying to cling on to her job, the PM likes to watch NCIS on TV or read one of her 150 cookbooks. That’s what the papers revealed this week.

She forgot to mention her love of theatre, however. Just the other day, May and her husband were seen together at the West End production of Pressure. The play, in case you haven’t seen it, is about a weatherman advising the government on the timings for the D-Day landings. Doesn’t sound thrilling when you put it like that, but there is more to it, naturally.

After the show, May was given a backstage tour and a chance to meet some of the actors. Tabard did laugh when he clocked that one of those actors was Malcolm Sinclair, former president of Equity, who spent a lot of his time – rightly – condemning cuts to the arts by May’s government and its predecessors.

It’s safe to say that the picture tweeted of the cast meeting May backstage didn’t suggest Sinclair was particularly smitten by the PM. He certainly didn’t seem to be gushing over her. Tabard hopes he told her what for. Once an Equity president, always an Equity president.

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