Not sure how to describe this one. Blessed? Fortunate? Directing with Nick Hytner – well that was what the programme said, when I did little more than assist him – with quite a good cast (see here)? The audience of royalty and general largesse seemed on the whole delighted, Prince Charles opened proceedings with All the World’s A Stage, in which he got laughs for scrambling for his reading glasses as the speech reached the final age of man, and I had dinner next to the delightful Madeleine Wickham. The evening raised over half a million for the Royal Opera House. Not sure what more you could ask. I pinched myself on several occasions. A huge thank you and congratulations to Lady Chichester and Danny Wyler.