Interview: The Press (17 April 1992)

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

Alan's Moments Of Truth

by Charles Hutchinson

"I have this theory that we spend most of our lives looking forward to things or looking back," said Alan Ayckbourn, as Scarborough audiences look forward to next week's world premiere of his 44th full-length play.

"Essentially, it's [
Time Of My Life] a family play about our perception of moments," says Ayckbourn. "The play explores the family's lives, past, present and future. All of them are in search of personal happiness but, as is so often the case, they're hard pressed to recognise it even when they find it."