AWOL apologies

I’ve briefly emerged from my frenzy of teaching/writing/moving-house-yet-again, and realised I missed the whole Fringe. In itself, that’s not too tragic, but I also missed – completely, thoroughly, systematically – to reply to, even to read, any of the invitations to Fringe shows. Some of them were very, very nicely phrased, and I my conclusion has to be that I don’t deserve the well-spokenness and the good manners. I bow to the ground, and apologise to all of you lovely publicists and theatre-makers. All that effort was completely wasted on me, and I’m very sorry.