It was surreal to sit in the Donmar Warehouse and watch Committee, a musical based on the investigation into the charity Kids Company.
The first oddity was that anyone ever thought to write a musical based on the transcript of a Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. The second, that this production wouldn’t have existed if The Spectator hadn’t published an article (by me) raising questions about Kids Company’s appallingly managed finances and the behaviour of its chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.
It’s strange that Camila has come to this. In February 2015, it was considered sacrilege to utter a word against her. She was the untouchable friend of the BBC, banks, politicians, rock stars, business-people, models, thespians and Prince Charles — the embodiment of David Cameron’s Big Society.