“I think it’s a real tragedy.”

Declan Greene, playwright of Moth, talking to Artworks in their very interesting piece on young people and theatre.  Well worth a listen:

“I think that if you’re going to recognise theatre as just as a form of live art, just the experience of getting together in a place and participating in that performer/audience dynamic, I think that’s something that’s still very relevant to young people, because young people will go and see live music and they’ll go and see stand up comedy.  I just think it’s a general failing on the people who program work in mainstage theatre companies that they’ve fallen so far behind and they’ve lost younger audiences.  I think it’s a real tragedy.”