Some centuries ago one Dick (Whittington) decided to become Lord Mayor of London having been called to do so by the LOndon bells. Following that tradition, the well known director, composer and librettist (and erstwhile Saturday Superstore host) Mike Read is seeking the COnservative nomination to challenge Ken as mayor of London. Turn again Witless one, be Mayor of London
Read’s last valiant attempt at self-promotion was appearing on a reality show. Prior to that he wrote a musical about Oscar Wilde, which closed after one night with no assistance from Mel Brooks.
Of the musical The Times wrote,
“it’s hard to blame [the lead] when he must, for instance, fester in a preposterously impressionistic Reading Jail imagining he’s cuddling children… whatever else Wilde was, he wasn’t a sentimental prat.”
The Guardian that,
“You begin to wonder whether the sound system is being affected by the hefty rumbling of Oscar Wilde turning in his grave.”
and the Telegraph that it was
“hard to feel anything other than incredulous contempt”.