Whether you are a writer, or an actor, or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.

— Lee Hall

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I always call Billy Elliot a fantasy autobiography because I never wanted to be a dancer, but I got a lot of stick from the other kids about wanting to be a writer and being interested in drama.

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From kings to groundlings, Shakespeare made his work profound for everybody.

That is how it should be. There is no hierarchy in theatre. It makes everyone part of a collective.

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Culture is something that we all share and we are all the poorer for anyone excluded from it.

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In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer.

I used to think it was like painting a wall - that when the play is finished, it's done - but now I realise it's more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You're part of a thing that's living.

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In a way, 'Billy Elliot' was autobiographical.

I can't dance, but I think his dancing was me discovering about writing and literature.

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There’s no comparison. Veganism is the single most important thing that one can do today.

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