More on Hollow Men play

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, September 22nd, 2007 - 1 comment
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The Herald has a bit more info on the stage adaptation of The Hollow Men. Strange how close Brash and Foreman’s answers are. I wonder if they’re still in regular contact. No surprise the book is full of half-truths Dr Brash, after all it was based on your correspondence.

Brash: “The book on which the play is based is a mix of half-truths and totally false innuendoes, so by definition the play will be similarly based on half-truths and false innuendoes.”

Foreman: “…the book is full of crap and innuendo and half-truths and lies, so I presume the play is too.

One comment on “More on Hollow Men play”

  1. Z K Muggletonspofin 1

    Guess what, Bill English on TV One’s Agenda yesterday morning said of The Hollow Men, “a mix of half-truths and false innuendoes.”

    So it would seem that National has not quite put Dr Don and Diane ‘Business Round Table’ Foreman behind them. One would have thought that National would have avoided such obvious orchestration at all costs and that English would have been better to say, “Jeez, don’t ask me where the emails came from!!!!and Don and Diane have made their bed, so…”

    There are only a few possibilities for the orchestration:

    1. Don Brash coined it first and Foreman and English (accidentally) followed suit. Unlikely because, as we know, Don never started anything and Diane is not Bill’s type.
    2. English and Key worked it out with the National Spin Boys (like Matthew Hooten and David Farrar) and passed it to Brash and Foreman at a Business Round Table piss-up. Plausible but a bit too predictable.
    3. Diane Foreman, so determined to restore her reputation, put this ‘Hollow Man’ idea around about Nicky Hager, with Don told to lead the way – who after all landed her in it in the first place. The most likely scenario because National has little reason to drag up Don and Diane stories and should be willing to let them wallow in it – you’d think!

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