Interview: The Press (18 May 1990)

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

Weighty Issues

by Charles Hutchinson

"What really fascinated me was all those pieces in magazines and papers, on TV and radio, obsessed with our shape and the way we look. People are interested in how they look, or how they perceive they look."

"It struck me as interesting to have a story [
Body Language] where people are brought up short by how they change."

"Female friendship is the most difficult area for a male writer. They have a closeness that you don't have between a man and a woman. I am rather fascinated by their perception of themselves as victims and machinators."