Interview: Edward Bond talks about Saved

22nd October 2011



The playwright joins the artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith to discuss the latter’s revival of his landmark 1965 play, Saved, which features the stoning to death of a baby in a pram by a group of London youths. Extracts from a conversation with Dominic Cavendish for a Daily Telegraph article to coincide with this production, the first London showing for the play in 27 years.

The National Theatre has done nothing of significance in our culture for the last 25 years, nothing… nor has the Royal Court – just tell me one substantial cultural corner that was turned by the National Theatre in the last 25 years…