BSC Address

Thursday, September 18, 2008


If HBOS hadn't been rescued yesterday, the BSC would have stopped trading today. Every penny owned by the BSC is sitting in the banks owned by HBOS. 16 years of the BSC could have come to a shuddering halt. And all because of those clever men and women who thought it was clever to bundle debt into obscure packages and sell them to other men and women who thought it was clever to buy them. And clever banks who thought it was wonderfully clever to lend money to people who hadn't got a hope of paying it back if the housing market didn't keep rising by 20% a year.

It's good to know we're all in such safe and clever hands.

Yesterday felt like a very long day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


It's not often you get the chance to work with the original author of a play or book, so it's been a real thrill to have David Almond in rehearsals for SKELLIG for the first two days. Even more so when you're playing the title role yourself, getting the chance to be sure you're thinking along the right lines about the part!

This is the first time the play has been produced since the celebrated production at the Yonng Vic five years ago, so there is a lot to live up to. The first two days have been great.

Once again, the BSC is able to enjoy the fact that it has three fabulous companies in production and on tour. We couldn't ask for a better group of people in each show. Each production has a lot to live up to!