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Hardly a lady

Sir: In his review of my production of The Doll's House (26 October), Paul Taylor refers to "a `lady' in what looked to be a party of backers seated in the main box". He continues: "During the performance this female received four calls on her mobile phone and took them at length in the corridor by the side of the auditorium, thus making what sounded like discussions with her commodities broker compete with the play for the attention of half the stalls."

Mr Taylor may be assured that the "lady" is not one of my backers. My backers are theatre-lovers. The lady was unknown to me and will remain so.

THELMA HOLT

London WC2

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