it turns out the infamous plant was a present from allan.
you know, i really should have guessed...
andrew lloyd webber on the tour of 'sunset boulevard', when he saw it in plymouth:
“There have been some extraordinary performances of Sunset. Glenn Close was pretty unbeatable, and Elaine Paige was marvellous in her way. But I have to say that Faith is bringing her own version to it, and there’s a sexuality about her that makes the relationship with the young man almost more dangerous. I mean, the end of the first act was pretty electric – pretty strong stuff. Stronger, I think, than the original production.”
see? it wasn't just me after all :P