"Violence - there's no theatre without it is there? Even the most genteel comedy of manners, if you look at it, has a murderous side there somewhere. Drama thrives on change and there ain't no more forceful agent of change than violence."
"I quite like to know about the worlds which the characters bring with them to the stage. There are playwrights who seem incapable of creating characters who have a past or a present other than what is stated about them."
"I don't find my politics dramatically interesting so why should an audience? I write the kind of play which I'd like to see myself. For me a play is a way of expressing life and giving it some kind of shape."
Quoted from interviews with The Stage
13 hours ago