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Bliss? Blessed more like.
I have had the extreme privilege of spending 8 years on the board of The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company in Edinburgh and last night it came to a close. Good governance rules said two terms of four years was my limit and so I’ve had to move on.
I have plenty of alternative pursuits to engage me but I wanted to publicly thank the staff and fellow board members of this venerable institution for making it eight years of sublime mental stimulation, a huge schoolroom, both artistically and professionally and the scene of more parties than anywhere else in my life.
It has been monumental.
Now, it would’t be me if I wasn’t to choose a few favourites and so my top ten from my period on the board are as follows…
Caucasian Chalk Circle: Mark Thomson (my all time favourite)
Waiting for Godot: Mark Thomson
Educating Agnes: Tony Cownie
The Venetian Twins: Tony Cownie
Bondagers: Lu Kemp
Pressure: John Dove
The Crucible: John Dove
The Suppliant Women: Ramin Gray
Dunsinane: Roxana Silbert
Hidden (various directors for Lyceum Youth Theatre)
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Free to a good home.
This is my 10th instalment, having begun the tradition in 2007. (It’s the best year for donkeys.)
There is a strong electronic (4songs) and hip hop/dance (also 4 songs) element this year.
With fewer female solo artists than I’ve become known for (only 2 in fact).
It opens with Bowie’s closer and closes with Kosmicher Laufer’s opener. (For those not in the know they are a Leith based 1972 East German Olympic Athletics team training regime music spoof, redolent of early Kraftwerk – so what’s not to love.)
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I hate Christmas songs but I like this.
Apologies for the language in this but Flo and Joan really nail this horrendous year.
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