Monthly Archives: May 2014

Learning curve

Five years a student! I went in wearing an immaculate blue Pierre Cardin herringbone tweed jacket, pseudo-studious horn-rimmed glasses, a lilac buttoned-down collar shirt purchased in Carnaby Street and a pink crocheted tie. I emerged in scruffy desert boots, an … Continue reading

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It was all Greek to me

In the 1960’s I was studying stage design at Wimbledon School of Arts. There was a mature student on my course who was Greek and whom I will call ‘J’. It was the time of the fascist generals’ coup and … Continue reading

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Horrid Holiday Jobs

Although local authority student grants were very generous in the 1960’s, my parents struggled to put me through art school. I had chosen to study theatre design and the total course length was an astonishing five years, and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Toilet Humour

Not all the productions I have been involved with as one of the leading lights in the Natural Theatre Company have been resounding successes. Many years ago we were commissioned by London’s Oval Theatre to devise an evening show to … Continue reading

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