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Neil Fleming’s play reviewed in The Stage

It’s not every day that a colleague has a play opening in London. “The Consultant,” a play about management consultants, written by ICIS’s own head of content, opened on Wednesday and was reviewed today in the theatrical magazine, The Stage.   “Fleming certainly has an ear for dialogue and dissects the meaningless jargon of the […]

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The Consultant – a Faustian tale of management consultancy

Restructuring and rationalisation in the petchem business provides plenty of scope for consultants of all kinds to move in and sell us the benefits of their wisdom and experience.   The Blog has more than a passing acquaintance with a few petchem consultants, as fellow bloggers or co-organisers of conferences, or publishing consultants to our business. […]

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BP, Shell arts sponsorship questioned – Greenpeace

Oil companies such as BP and Shell are important sponsors of the arts in London, including theatre, opera and the visual arts. There was a lively debate on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme this morning about whether oil companies were cynically using the arts to give themselves social legitimacy.   Tate Britain will be celebrating […]

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Signs of ageing – Jerusalem in the afternoon

First the policemen look young. Then the teachers look young. Then I notice that my female contemporaries at conferences are wearing low heels or even flats. Now I’ve started to see the attraction of theatre matinee performances.   Coming out of “Jerusalem” – a funny and powerful play which will be picking up all the […]

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Champagne splits signal recession over

If ever there was a place to declare “Recession, what recession?” it’s London‘s West End on a Saturday night.   In Covent Garden, every restaurant is packed. Pub windows disclose drinkers squeezed in like on the rush hour underground. I walk past one pub, the Porterhouse, where people are queuing to get into the cordoned-off […]

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Texas bums on seats

Cinemas in the Houston area are a thing of wonder, according to my ICIS colleagues there. For years I have been hearing of a cinema complex in Katy, Texas, just outside Houston, which not only has wide reclining seats, but also tables in front of the seats where waitresses bring you a meal while you’re […]

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Enron – London theatre to stage new play

A new play entitled “Enron” will be coming to the London stage in September, and the Blog can’t wait to see it.    Starring Tim Pigott-Smith as Ken Lay and Samuel West as Jeffrey Skilling, the play at the Royal Court theatre in Sloane Square will be “using music, dance and video to chart the […]

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Beat the credit crunch – Private Eye video

  I like Private Eye’s spoof on newspapers’ tips on how to beat the credit crunch, read by comedians Harry Enfield, John Sessions, Lewis MacLeod and Jan Ravens, and filmed on stage at London’s Lyttelton Theatre.   “Don’t serve expensive French wine at your dinner parties, try Ribena with meths. Tastes as good as vintage Margaux.”   Click here for […]

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