Episode 8: Roy Williams

24 March 2021


Chris chats with esteemed playwright Roy Williams, best known for his long-standing working relationship with the Royal Court and the National Theatre. His most recent work, Death of England: Delroy, briefly reopened the National in October 2020 before the run was cut short by the second national lockdown in early November.

Topics include: staying creative during lockdown and missing the inspiration that can be drawn from being out and about; the expectations for writers to keep working as usual during the pandemic; Roy’s journey to becoming a playwright; his experiences of racism in his education; what he considers to be his ‘breakout’ moment; how he finds the writing process now compared to when he started; reworking the ending of Days of Significance; his advice for aspiring writers; his feelings about the future.



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