I worked with Max Lindsay on The Nutcracker in 2013, and observed him directing the Nuffield Youth Theatre production of Feathers In The Snow the following spring.
The Nutcracker demanded clever handling and inventive devising in a short and pressurised time frame and Max’s job as AD put him squarely at the heart of it. He came up with endless ingenious and insightful ideas, and they had a vibrant theatricality which transformed the production.
He also had a great ability to absorb stress and keep a cast motivated and happy, which was invaluable during a tech full of practical challenges.
Watching him take on Feathers I was impressed by his ability to handle a massive cast (across a range of abilities), command their respect and affection and manoeuvre them elegantly in a way that brought the play alive.