25 Years On… and Those Sardines Are Still Fresh!
“...the sight of people running insanely from door to door backstage, doing quick changes as they went ...seemed to me funnier than what was going on round the front."Michael Frayn, one of the world's top writers - still alive today - and father of Noises Off, the inspiration behind Sardines’ christening. Perhaps this intellectual author, whose body of work is so vast and varied in all aspects of the written word, may find my well-heeled questions about his seminal play, downright tedious. However, I needn't have been so concerned. Taking time out from attending rehearsals of the revival of another of his famous plays, Donkeys' Years, I found Michael to be a very affable English gent and happy to disclose exactly where the inspiration for his most famous farce came from. Michael Frayn is a fascinating man so, not wishing, like several of his other interviewers, to overly editorialise or punctuate the interview with opinions, I let Michael do the talking which I'm sure, dear reader, you will appreciate.
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