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.


Alex and Rugby Jamie venture into the trendy badlands of The East End for an inappropriately romantic meal at Boundary, Terence Conran’s remarkable creation in the well-fed bowels of a Victorian warehouse.


Alex Larman visits the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for a performance of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, transplanted by director Rupert Goold into a bustling Las Vegas.


Alex Larman and Rugby Jamie pass up the opportunity to dine at an all-you-can-eat Kazakh buffet, and instead visit Watasumi near Trafalgar Square, a modern Japanese restaurant serving cocktails, steaks and sashimi.

Theatre Photography (c) Catherine Ashmore

‘Straw-hatted melancholy’. Is there a more dismissive way of referring to one of the greatest…


Alex Larman, eagle-eyed journalist and cultural commentator with a voracious hunger for all things splendiferous, visits the ENO to experience Terry Gilliam’s operatic production of The Damnation of Faust.

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