Playwright Matt Charman at the National

4th June 2009



The award-winning playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his current show, The Observer (National Theatre), which is directed by Richard Eyre and looks at the transition to democracy in a fictional West African state. Recorded at the National.

For me, the entire play is about language – it is about the fine letter of documents. Countries are built on little documents and tiny words.