The school was a pretty seedy little place. I think they've cleaned it up a bit since. There were a couple of stinking rooms and an alleyway alongside them where all the prostitutes used to do their business. People used to relieve themselves there but we played cricket, because it was the only place you could get some fresh air.
We started running a comedy club in Kentish Town, called The Tomato Club, on our only night off. It was all kept hush hush from the school. We told deliberately bad jokes and the audience threw rotting tomatoes at us, which we supplied them with.
We graduated in July 1992 and now we do everything from administration to the get-in. It's a different sort of energy from being at the Poor School, even more exhausting, in fact.
David Woods stars in 'Three Men in a Boat' 8-9 Jun, York Arts Centre (0904 642582). The Poor School summer show 'Spread it Around' 9-13 Jun, Workhouse Theatre, 242 Pentonville Road, London, N1 (071-278 9783)
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