I'm reluctant to use the word class so much.
I don't believe in right-angled turning points.
Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language.
The foyers now look ridiculously small to us because not all that many people used them.
A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about the characters than they know about themselves.
I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink.
The classical writers... playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically.
No producer should revive a play unless they have a very good reason for it. I think there's quite enough about a good play to make it available to new audiences.
When you're writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much.
In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities.