Interview: Daily Telegraph (18 May 1990)

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

Alan And The Body Beautiful Business

by Simon Cherry

"Our bodies, our images. It's a fashionable thing to talk about. It occurred to me that half the books on the best-seller lists are about dieting and the other half are about eating. There's this obsession with what is the right shape and size to be."

"I've always wanted to have a play where the audience and half the cast don't know what the other half are talking about."