I'll be frank - at times 2009 was very hard. I'm by no means an expert in business, or management, or business management. I've just been trying to do things that I think will help - particularly on the media/promotions side, where I've used my experience as a journalist and media contacts to draw as much attention to the theatre as possible. I've also tried to assist by throwing myself into our ImproMafia performances at the BAT (particularly our flagship show Prognosis: Death! ); and of course He Died With a Felafel in His Hand. Sometimes things worked; some things didn't.
For any John Birmingham fans or "Burgers" reading - I'm going to declare next Friday 15 January as our special group get-together night. JB's very busy writing at the moment, so while I'm going to try to convince him to come along, I cannot guarantee it at this stage. But it would be lovely to catch up with all you others if you're keen. So book your tickets now!