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:: Friday, July 07, 2006 ::

Oh no! Guess who's back!

The Guardian this morning reports some most awful news:
Toby Young has returned to playwriting. A Right Royal Farce depicts the Windsors as a group of sex-crazed egomaniacs engaged in a non-stop game of musical beds. Prince Harry is portrayed not as a dimwit, but as a brilliant Machiavellian operator involved in an elaborate plot to steal the throne. "I'm sure we'll get a bit of flak from the tabloids, but it's not intended to be an anti-royal play," said Young. "Our only agenda is to make people laugh." Young has written it with Lloyd Evans following their collaboration last year on Who's the Daddy, the enjoyable romp about goings on at the Spectator where Young is still drama critic. It will run at the King's Head in Islington, north London, from July 20.

Two questions. a. Why is this news? The worst critic in the world puts pen to paper again. Exclusive. b. Returned? He flatters himself, dear.

He's not the worst critic in the world while Quentin Letts draws breath.
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