Conor McPherson


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.