However, at the King’s Head pub Theatre Islington, it was Joan Crawford who did all the minute-by-minute negotiating and handling with Dan kind of – hovering.
For some time, I wondered just what was Dan’s interest, his focus.
It was Joan (pre-married name Corry) who had been to university, read authors, knew deals and was always there to be consulted.
I could see that Dan related to the kitchen. The logistics of preparing grub on the middle floor and getting it hot to the customers lounging round the long (for a while candle-lit) tables in the auditorium, occupied him earnestly.
Working with these guys was new to me, so as long as someone was around who made sense was fine with me.