Birmingham Stage Company


22 April 2020

For about two years I’ve wanted to write two plays that require an enormous amount of research. A couple of months ago I thought to myself ‘If only I had the time to read all those books without the distraction of work - but I will need at least six months, maybe a year’. I reflected on how I would feel in my old age if I were unable to find a way to write about these two subjects, which have intrigued me so much. I am now reading more than I have ever done in my life, and the opportunity presented by these extraordinary times is remarkable. But I’m going to be a little more careful about what I wish for.

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