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)