There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
Hiking is the best workout!... You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out. And hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.
It's amazing the hours you pull when you're the lead of a show.
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave...