Two weeks into making the new show and thus far it has been mostly scholastic work, team editing a 1500 page book down to something coherent, performable and with a running time of less then a week – preferably two hours. This study has been broken by talks sketching out approaches to stage, costume and sound design. We have tried not to be too distracted by the fact we have committed to presenting something of what we are up to at our mini-conference on Monday. We don’t really believe in ‘work in progress’ showings, but as a load of speakers are delivering totalising at the even it would be a bit rude not to offer anything in return. We have about 15 min of script in hand very roughly blocked barely rehearsed material humbly to offer up.