My 2020 Theatre Diary – February

My 2020 Theatre Diary – February

This is an open monthly blog with a running roundup of shows I’ve seen each month throughout the year. Endgame by Samuel Beckett, Old Vic (14th February)We focused recently in my playwrighting course on the power of images both as potential sources for plays and...
My 2020 Theatre Diary – January

My 2020 Theatre Diary – January

This is an open monthly blog with a running roundup of shows I’ve seen each month throughout the year. Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter theatre, adapted by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson (30th January)A stellar cast leads a very enjoyable and...
My Top 10 Shows of 2019

My Top 10 Shows of 2019

The top 10 shows from my aisle seat in 2019.Somewhat belatedly I’ve had a look back at the list of shows that I saw in 2019, and have selected my favourites of the year. Overall I’d say that there were fewer knock-out shows than I happened to see in 2018, and my...
Turnarounds – Fixing an ailing business

Turnarounds – Fixing an ailing business

I greatly enjoyed a presentation at the recent Independent Publishers Guild conference by Sam Richardson, CEO of SPCK, who outlined his approach to turning around the fortunes of the troubled specialist publisher. One of the reasons that I enjoyed it so much was that...
Relaunching Maple Leaf Consultants

Relaunching Maple Leaf Consultants

I first launched myself as a consultant back in 2012 when I had the opportunity to go into a specialist publishing company on the invitation of the CEO to help him propel his business into a new phase of growth. I wrote this blog at the time to describe my excitement...