Interview: San Francisco Chronicle (30 August 1977)

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

England's Triumphant Playwright

by Caroline Haydon

"I write quickly and think slowly. For 360 days I think, I work for four and collapse on the other one."

"There is probably some bloke somewhere writing a play that will spell the end for us all - Edward Bond, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter and me. We may soon ail be writing angry letters to the Times saying that the country is going to the dogs."