He was at her side throughout the rehearsal process providing creative input for the show. Without his encouragement and enthusiasm, particularly in the early stages when I was very frightened to commit to pushing the ‘go’ button, I’m sure I would have backed out.
It was an impressive achievement for a boy not long out of the Fifth Form. “In order for him to be part of this, which was always part of the deal, he has had to work really hard in order to keep up his school commitments as well as his commitments to the show.” The 22-date run is timed to fit into Bertie’s school holidays.
She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles, including the top ten hits "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and "King of the Mountain".
The 1978 release was generally believed to be about one of her earliest musical mentors, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, who produced the album.
But the 30-year puzzle was explained yesterday as her teenage sweetheart broke a 35-year silence and put the letter, which includes the lyrics to the song, on sale for £10,000.
She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number-one.
Bush has received widespread critical acclaim for her eclectic, experimental and idiosyncratic music as well as her theatrical performances.
On Tuesday, the Wuthering Heights singer, 53, received a South Bank Arts award for her album 50 Words For Snow, beating other nominees Adele and PJ Harvey — and took everyone by surprise by opting to turn up to accept the accolade in person.
She didn’t go to the Brit awards in February, where she was nominated in the Best British Female category, nor did she make a single public appearance to promote her album, which was released at the end of last year.
I love being with him, he’s a lovely little boy and he won’t be little for very long,” she said in 2005.
Gazing at her son, she said, was proof “that magic does exist”.
Kate has never spoken about the inspiration behind the haunting ballad which was her second top 10 hit.