” I feel that if you can play on the streets or in a comedy club, then in a theatre it’s a doddle because you’ve got an audience. “


” Our lives are a sequence of things. When we’re alive, they’re continuing, just as my words now are an improvisation. So the idea of 30 years is actually quite nebulous. It’s impossible to encapsulate it. All you can do is go: ‘what next? “


” Theatre is about the collective imagination… Everything I use on-stage is driven by the subject matter and what you might call the text – but that text can be anything, from a fragment of movement or music to something you see on a TV. “


” If you’re an actor, go out and act. “


” Any play that’s making a point is less interesting than something that stays with you and suggests something further. “


” I’m naturally attracted to something I don’t understand because when you try to deal with something you don’t understand, it opens a door into another world. “


” I allow people to create, but I’m also marshalling everybody, which is difficult for my creativity, as I’m like a referee. Everybody else is kicking a ball. It is very messy. From the mess, though, you refine what is there. “


” In the theatre, because you’re all looking at the same thing in the same space, consciousness is no longer individual. There is a unified consciousness. Until you look and project what is happening, it doesn’t exist, the audience are the ones making the theatre, not the players. “


” As a child, acting just seemed like a natural extension of my love of play – and if you’ve forgotten how to play, you shouldn’t be an actor. “


” For me, acting is like a holiday. When you’re directing, you have a strong sense of responsibility for others. It’s exciting but exhausting, especially when you’re like me: always wanting to break the rules. “



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Our lives are a sequence of things. When we


Theatre is about the collective imagination... Everything I use on-stage is driven by the subject matter and what you might call the text - but that text can be anything, from a fragment of movement or music to something you see on a TV.
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Any play that
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I allow people to create, but I
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As a child, acting just seemed like a natural extension of my love of play - and if you
For me, acting is like a holiday. When you
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