Friday, May 04, 2007

Philip Ridley interview

In The Independent, Paul Taylor talks to Philip Ridley about his new play, Leaves Of Glass, and why the critics misunderstood his previous play, Mercury Fur.
Mercury Fur imagines a world where drugs are rotting people's mental ties to the past. Leaves of Glass, which again focuses on the relationship between two brothers, looks at how coping with the effects of monstrous trauma can warp the stories that a family tells about itself. "I suppose it comes from what I am going through in terms of my own life," Ridley explains, "reaching that stage where you're thinking about childhood and adolescence and your journey with the family and you realise that every member has a different angle on what the truth is."

Leaves of Glass is at the Soho Theatre, London W1 until 26 May.

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