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A letter to my younger self

‘The benefit of hindsight’ is an oft-used phrase, but given half a chance wouldn’t we all love to post a letter of advice back in time to our younger self? In this issue SIR MATTHEW BOURNE, Britain’s most celebrated choreographer, shares his:

Remember what it is that makes you happy and stick with it. When success comes along it can throw all sorts of temptations in your direction. Flattery and praise can be seductive but you can waste so much time in meeting after meeting pursuing projects that aren’t right for you anyway. Remember you love theatre; you love watching movies but you don’t need to make them˚ You’ve always wanted to run your own dance company. You were running companies in your imagination from the age of four or five. You don’t need anything else.

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