Interview: The Sunday Times (30 June 1974)

This page reproduces some of Alan Ayckbourn's significant quotes from the interview.

Unlocal Lad Makes Good

by Ian Jack

"The audiences here [Scarborough] come straight up from the beach and if you wrote boring plays they'd simply go to sleep or go away. If they laugh here, they'll laugh in London."

"I'm going to call it
Bedroom Farce, A Comedy. [1] I'm worrying about it a bit because I've never written for the posh fellers before [the National Theatre]. It'll have everything about bedrooms but copulation, something which I believe is hardly practised in the British bedroom anyway."

Website Notes:
[1] The play ended up just being called
Bedroom Farce.