Playwright Richard Harris on Stepping Out, and seven decades in the business

10th April 2017

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INTERVIEW: RICHARD HARRIS. Aged 83, the playwright and TV writer, currently enjoying a successful revival of his 1984 West End hit Stepping Out, talks to Dominic Cavendish about that play, his career in general, his annoyance in particular at being treated with snobbish disdain – and his early encounters with John Osborne. Recorded 31-03-2017 at the Tabard theatre, Chiswick, where a revival of his play Dog Ends – seen on television in 1984 – runs until April 15; booking and info

“My sense of humour… has helped with the straight plays and the construction of the straight plays has helped with the comedy. I don’t know. I’ve winged it”