Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

English writer and artistic director of Theatre Stephen Joseph Scarborough 1970.
What I find interesting is how close you can run the laughter along the seam of seriousness, and occasionally cross it, so that half the house genuinely doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. Custard pie humour is fairly universal, but at the other end, which I'm more interested in, there's the humour that hovers on the darkness, that walks in the shadow of something else, not always that obvious.More Alan Ayckbourn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a school of thought that believes that sleep is for the night. You appear to be out to disprove them.More Alan Ayckbourn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You might as well have put her on a stage eating a plate of spaghetti and put a rope round her chair instead of putting her in a theatre where she wasn't at home and was struggling.More Alan Ayckbourn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We don't discuss anything anyway. Unless it appears on Patrick's official breakfast-time agenda. And that consists mainly of food. Minutes of the last meal and proposals for the next.More Alan Ayckbourn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race.More Alan Ayckbourn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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