The 2020 Theatre Diary – February

The 2020 Theatre Diary – February

Another great mix of shows this month, with Tom Stoppard’s first new play in five years, an update of Ibsen, and a Samuel Beckett revival at the Old Vic, as well as three more recent plays in smaller London theatres.Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard, Wyndham’s...
The 2020 Theatre Diary – January

The 2020 Theatre Diary – January

January was a stimulating month in the theatre, featuring both classic plays and new musicals.Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter theatre, adapted by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson (30th January)A stellar cast leads a very enjoyable and stimulating, if flawed,...
The Top 10 Shows in London in 2019

The Top 10 Shows in London in 2019

The top 10 shows from my favoured aisle seat in 2019. I have recently compiled a list of all of the shows that I saw during the past year, which amounted to more than 50 in total. What a joy it was to remind myself about many wonderful experiences I have had in the...
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...