“It’s crazy how sometimes your life can change in a flash and all the things you were blind to or refused to admit are suddenly staring you right in the face.”

CAMELOT had its Broadway premiere at the Majestic Theatre this day 56 years ago on 3 December, 1960. In honour here is a rare pic of a backstage visit paid by one Queen to another.

“NEW YORK A Pair of Queens: Farah (L) of Iran and Julie Andrews, the Guenevere of Broadway’s CAMELOT, get together backstage after a performance of the hit musical. The Iranian Queen was in New York while the Shah was touring US military bases. Note ‘royal’ similarity in position of hands.” (UPI TELEPHOTO, 15 Apr. 1962).


Sleigh bells ring…city sidewalks dressed in holiday style…yep, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that can only mean one thing here in the Parallel Julieverse: time for our annual 12 Days of Christmas Julieganza!

Previous years have seen 12 Days with Dame Julie and 12 Days with the Von Trapps…this year in honour of the 60th Diamond Anniversary of My Fair Lady, the Parallel Julieverse’s 12 Days of Christmas is proudly presented by none other than the darling of Covent Garden (formerly of Lisson Grove), Miss Eliza Doolittle. 

So practice diligently, remember it’s Ay not I, O not Ow…and, come Christmas Day, by George, you’ll get it!