John Polidori in the Cygnet Theatre production of "Bloody Poetry" by Howard Brenton.The play was staged at the New Theatre, Exeter, and was directed by David Angus. His maternal great-grandfather, William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, was a prominent newspaper publisher, who was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.Like all of us he was getting a bit older and perhaps a bit slower, but it never struck me that there was any problem in his life.’Mr Hollingsworth, who was once married to former TV-am presenter Anne Diamond, said: ‘He carried it with him.I always thought he unfairly carried the can for a large part of that.You might assume this is London, or Brooklyn or Berlin or the outskirts of Lisbon, but it's not.We’re in Liverpool, an always slightly separate-feeling city in the far corner of Britain’s post-industrial north, and cult producer Joshua Leary, aka Evian Christ, is culpable for all this madness. In a city where exciting music supposedly struggles to find an audience under the weight of a thousand bachelor and bachelorette parties every weekend, it feels subtly progressive that a room full of people are losing their minds to a breakbeat hardcore remix of “Where Are Ü Now.” It’s a long way from Justin Bieber’s original version, but that doesn’t matter one bit.
He was particularly good at keeping his feet on the ground,’ he said.
The Trance Party is an increasingly frequent series of events that presents itself as something far more experiential and unusual than just another time and date on your Facebook events page.
Leary, alongside promoters John Montoya and Russell Smith (the minds behind anarchic London club nights Oscillate Wildly and Eternal), have been putting on the Trance Party events since 2013, but this year’s programming is its most ambitious to date: an old school, gruelling, Almost Famous-esque tour, taking in Liverpool, London, and Sheffield in three consecutive nights.
Joshua is a great-nephew of politician Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, and of journalist Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell.
Former TV producer Mike Hollingsworth continued: ‘He seemed absolutely fine.