Thursday I’m doing a post-show talk at Chichester Festival Theatre about
Alan Ayckbourn entitled ‘Britain’s Secret Radical’. The talk will talk a
bit about his consistent history of dramaturgical invention and
innovation, his explorations of space and time, and the way he uses
those devices increasingly to explore the values of a culture dominated
by money. The talk is accompanying his revival of Absurd Person Singular (pictured) which, in the character of Sidney Hopcroft, started to sense the emergence of the Thatcherite entrepreneur.
The talk is in the Minerva auditorium at 6.00 on Thursday 4 September.