Romeo and Juliet

Written: 1984

TAG Theatre Co.

Adapting this for TAG was my first professional job in the theatre. It was commissioned by Ian Brown (who now runs West Yorkshire Playhouse, and with whom I worked on EXPECTATIONS, INES, AND LIGHT IN THE VILLAGE) and the brief was to cut the play to under two hours, make it work for 7 actors, and rewrite all the difficult bits so it could tour schools in deprived areas of Glasgow.

I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the nuts and bolts of playwriting. It was a fantastic experience.