Author Alex Larman

Harshly but accurately described by a frenemy as ‘a terrible disaster with a posh voice and a bad character’, Alex scampers jauntily from fine dining restaurant to theatre to luxury hotel to opera house. Sometimes he pauses his sybaritic life of debauchery to scribble for publications that have included GQ, The Times and The Observer.

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“Those who enjoy the vicarious thrills of reality TV shows and ever-present social media might well watch it and shiver, knowingly.”

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The latest opening from the Hawksmoor geniuses has been billed as something of a break from their established formula of enormous, male-oriented steakhouses and cocktail bars. Early word has been of a quiet neighbourhood restaurant, a more modest and humble undertaking than the big, brash and bold places that have made the company’s name.

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“‘Barnsley?’ queried the Lady. ‘Isn’t that up in Yorkshire somewhere…?’” Larman finds a smaller, cosier Gloucestershire cousin to its Yorkshire namesake…

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It’s always exciting to visit a new theatre in London, and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is one of the most ambitious that the capital’s seen in years – quite probably since the opening of its stablemate, the Globe.

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“Whatever way you manage to see this powerful production of a much-misunderstood play, with a genuine star performance at its dark heart, it will be worth it.”

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Alex Larman witnesses the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II, “…in a headline-grabbing piece of news, it features David Tennant, and his wig.”

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“Reginald Rose’s 1955 play has been something of a standby in the half-century since it was first performed, going through several different versions and interpretations. “

Hotels
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“The staff are proper old-school Italian hoteliers, friendly, welcoming and straightforward.” Alex Larman visits the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice.

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“We were setting off on that time-honoured jaunt round the Mediterranean that only a cruise can provide in true splendour and comfort…” Larman and his ‘newly-affianced one’ embrace the comforts of ocean travel…

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“How you react towards Kevin Toolis’s ingenious one-man play…will largely depend on which end of the political spectrum you belong to.” Alex Larman politicises the Edinburgh Fringe’s smash hit…

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“If I were a Womble, my preferred habitat would be Wimbledon Common, that haven of green space and tranquillity in south-west London…” Alex Larman emulates Great Uncle Bulgaria…

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