So much of my work with story is focused on coaching people to swap corporate presentation styles for structured storytelling, that I rarely focus on performance. I often find myself explaining that if anything, coaching is more rewarding than composing and performing my own works. Working with other people, you see transformation quickly, and that is highly gratifying.
I first saw the show that inspired this tour in one of the smaller out of the way tents at Festival at the Edge, just after I returned from America. ‘The Elephant Story’ stood out, because it is rare in the UK to see stage performances of historical fiction, and even rarer to see them done well.
Friday night was the last night of the current Love and Loss Tour.
I took a break from running the Dreamfired Storynights over the summer, so I was glad to get the new season all booked in.
In a whirl of rehearsals and publicity design and preparation. One minute I’m trying to work out just where the balance between laughing at Narcissus and pitying him lies and the next I’m grumbling at Facebook’s advert interface.