Suddenly it became clear, the reason this room was familiar was because in 1993 Graeme, Amanda and I spent a very pleasant time here performing Canute The King. Now nearly twenty years later I was back for the Open Space conference Devoted and Disgruntled, attending a session entitled Longevity made sense. In truth, whilst it was lovely to meet fellow theatrics I wasn’t feeling disgruntled enough to deliver to my full potential – operating on two hours sleep didn’t help either.
It was interesting being part of a conversation which came round to asking if Stoke is now where Birmingham
was twenty years ago.