Interview: Times Literary Supplement (15 March 1991)

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

Plotting Success

by Reva Klein

"I may not have a lot of things, but I do have technique."

"In the last few years, from seeing children sitting with parents in adult theatre wide awake throughout, it began to occur to me that many of us are excluding children from theatre for the wrong reasons and that when we did things specifically for them, they were condescending. It was then that I decided to try to write for family audiences the same sort of things I do for adults. This type of theatre is my adult theatre except that it's pared down."