I am so sad to hear of the death of the playwright Pam Gems. Such a dear friend and a huge talent. Her work had such strength and broke boundaries with the great parts she wrote for women. I was so very fond of her. The last time I saw Pam was with her husband, Keith, when they came to see me in The Drowsy Chaperone. We sat for ages reminiscing about Piaf and putting the world to right. I will miss her greatly.