I chaired a platform this evening with Conor McPherson on the set of his new play The Veil, which he also directed in the Lyttelton at the National Theatre.
Conor was a great interviewee. At first
quite shy, I thought, but he seemed to enjoy the questions. My favourite
question was ‘do you believe in ghosts?’ to which he gave, it seemed to
me, an interestingly agonised answer. The moment where the play really
lit up for me was when he said that the play was a picture of an
individual mind portrayed as a haunted house. This has already sent me
back to the play with fresh eyes.
Good house, 500 or so people, and, apparently, a long, long queue for book signing afterwards.