Interview: TV Times (13 May 1976)

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

Ayckbourn's Medicine Has Stopped At Least One Family Punch-Up…

by Alix Coleman

"I started exploring character and, when you do that, you're dealing with human nature. And it's inevitable you hit on the darker side."

"It's difficult to be funny about adultery these days. Once it was wondrous because a man only had to be left alone in a room with a woman... today you have to be much beefier about it, quite savage."

"Living with someone isn't at all the same. There's a good element of instability about not being married. You need instability because you try to keep it stable. If the relationship's already stable, you try rocking it."