Playwright Doug Lucie on youth theatre and much more

27th July 2006 Comments·

in New Writing, Playwrights, Youth Theatre



The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his contribution to the 2006 NT Shell Connections season, Pass It On, and four decades of his hardhitting drama.

I have spend a lot of time pointing out that the emperor has no clothes – it can get quite lonely.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy Hedgecock July 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I’ve really enjoyed Doug Lucie’s work for radio, both original plays and adaptations, so it was great to hear an interview exploring his work for theatre. And there are some incisive insights into social and political changes over the past 40 years. Great interview.


Stephen Johnson September 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Just heard “Development” again on the radio followed by the news with a report on how the Labour Party leader wants to rebalance how we define ourselves and the need for hard work, quite a sweet meeting of reality and story. The fact that his party was happy with the economic landscape and the shallow consumerism until the crash is a weight overhanging him. The good news is that we can start to leave that past behind, a brighter world but a less affluent one, something lost but something gained.


Leave a Comment