Interview: Scarborough Evening News (23 November 1988)

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

Alan Plugs Into The Hi-Tech Kids

by Jeannie Swales

"Every five-year-old these days seems to be able to write a computer programme, so it [Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays] shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to them. In fact, I'm just hoping that it won't be beneath them."

"I don't see why children's entertainment should be unnecessarily bland, and loud, and vigorous. I remember in my own childhood crying through
Bambi - and then being scared by the witch in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of course. I'm not saying that I want to scare the hell out of children - but young people's theatre should be more than people falling on banana skins."