Right to reply: defending the Polish play

20th March 2008



The Soho Theatre’s Paul Sirett, co-translator of Dorota Maslowska’s A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, defends the play against critical brick-bats, and asks why British reviewers have a problem with foreign writers. Aleks Sierz quizzes.

Are we still navel-gazing? When theatres do new work reviewers panic and don’t take the time to investigate anything outside their comfort zone.