Spiro, you thesp… rumbled!
I emailed this to a few people recently, but there’s no reason it shouldn’t go unblogged…
One of my learned contemporaries is a chap by the name of Pete. He lives in New York and goes by the moniker “Spiro” occasionally, or professionally/academically since being awarded his Ph.D. he’s become “Doctor Love”. Here’s a picture:
Over the years Spiro’s professed a certain antipathy towards the dramatic arts (with the exception of his world-acclaimed performance in HMS Pinafore at Linden Park Primary School).
Early in July when I went into London’s glittering West End to watch the much-publicised play, La Bête, expecting the role of Elomire to be played by Tony Award winning actor David Hyde Pierce, along with fellow castmembers The Amazing Joanna Lumley and a storming performance by Mark Rylance. So imagine my surprise to find that Hyde Pierce was nowhere to be seen, and our friend The Doctor has sneakily re-established himself a stage career…
Or am I imagining things?
(photos craftily nicked from the DHP fansite linked above… hope that’s OK?)