This year street theatre involves the students as old style convicts chained up in groups of three. We have four sets of three and then four guards chasing them and all the obvious amusing antics that follow. If you're in the Dundee area this week they'll be performing outside Borders on city quay at 11, 12, 1 and 2. I think it could be quite good. Cautiously confident and all that.
I directed a different lot of students this summer returning to my pre-Lecoq routes and doing a Shakespeare - All's Well That Ends Well, which was much more fun than I was expecting. In fact since leaving Lecoq I've done an awful lot more acting than directing, though as avid readers of this blog (ha ha) will know that is largely by choice.
I am now turning a corner and going off in another direction so I think it's time to end writing this and perhaps to start another blog on another subject. Reading back over it I am reminded how much pleasure it gave me to write and it is I think a good discipline.
Anyhow, if anyone does end up reading this I expect that they will be people googling for info on Lecoq, perhaps before applying to go. If that is you and you're wondering whether or not it's a good idea I have this to say. Go. It was the best two years of my life.