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Theatre is castigated for wallowing in self-indulgence, but it’s curiously unsentimental. You simply have to move on. Everything passes. Something in me likes that.
There is in our society a gulf opening up, a kind of cultural apartheid, between those who are brought up to feel our national culture…
I’ve always believed that you write to discover what you think. On most subjects, if I’m asked what do I think about them, I’d say…
I’m wary of artistic directors who say, ‘Here is my vision’, because it’s empirical. Basically it’s about who you work with and what plays you…
I’m never comfortable at theatre opening nights. If it’s my own production I’m too wound up to be able to enjoy the performance and too…
I’m inclined to think that, because it’s such an awful life, that politicians do go into it for the best reasons. I mean, some may…
I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves.…
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it…
Art is about the ‘I’ in life not the ‘we’, about private life rather than public. A public life that doesn’t acknowledge the private is…
All good actors are very bright. You can’t be stupid and a good actor. You may be inarticulate, you may not be highly educated, but…
You can’t be minimalist as a director until you have acquired the experience and confidence to say no.
The principle of acting in good faith is at the heart of decent work.
There are those who leave without our needing to detain them; we have said all there is to say.
‘Mary Poppins,’ the movie, was an object of mockery if you were a student in the ’60s, something to be laughed at.
I’ve always argued, unsuccessfully, that there’s no point in giving money to the arts unless you educate people in them.
I was a chronically shy child. That kernel of my younger self is still there, but I’ve developed mechanisms to deal with it.
I think the collision between the First and Third world is going to become more and more conspicuous. It’s the big cliff that we’ve all…
I resent all organised religions.
Governments have always been wary of the arts because they’re wayward and ambiguous and because they deal with feelings rather than facts.
Everything people say about grandparenthood is true – it is pleasure without responsibility. It is unquestioned love.
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