Rob Halliday’s excellent account of the National Youth Theatre’s first 60 years takes centre stage in this issue, underlining the huge contribution that this organisation has made to the UK’s event production industry over all those decades.
The NYT feature adds a suitably retrospective note to this issue, which is my last. I’m hanging up my editor’s hat and heading off to try something new. Having worked with me on LSi for the past decade or so, Claire Beeson is now readying herself for the burden of being able to do exactly what she likes with it. I think she’s going to enjoy it. I hope to still be seeing many of you around in my new life, but until then, thanks to you all for reading LSi.
Thanks also to the writers whose contributions to LSi continue to give the magazine its strength and depth - to Steve Moles, Rob Halliday, Phil Ward, James Eade, Mike Wood, Julie Harper, Simon Allen, Roland Hemming, Richard Cadena, Chris Henry, that lovely bloke who writes Rigging Call, and many others.
Finally, thanks and good luck to all my PLASA colleagues, past and current, and a very special thank you to the multi-talented Sonja Walker, our own production manager and behind-the-scenes dynamo, who makes it all look so good for the audience.