"This," she says with mock portentousness, as she munches a sandwich at the Traverse theatre's rehearsal room in Leith, Edinburgh, "is my chance to say it. I don't think the Doctor should have fallen in love with anybody. I think that's wrong. I don't think there should be any snogging or any sexual tension because" – she gets even more mock-grand – "he's a time lord, and his companion is but a mortal." Despite the good cheer, you know she means it. The running sexual tension between the Doctor and his various sidekicks has, she reckons, been "lazy".
Monday, August 10, 2009
In The Guardian, Rona Munro tells Charlotte Higgins about her new play, The Last Witch, and reflects on having written the last episode of the pre-Russell T Davies Doctor Who.