'Mary Poppins,' the movie, was an object of mockery if you were a student in the '60s, something to be laughed at.
I'm wary of artistic directors who say, 'Here is my vision', because it's empirical. Basically it's about who you work with and what plays you put on; the vision comes out of that.
I'm never comfortable at theatre opening nights. If it's my own production I'm too wound up to be able to enjoy the performance and too wary to enjoy the event as a social occasion.
Governments have always been wary of the arts because they're wayward and ambiguous and because they deal with feelings rather than facts.
Waiters are like actors waiting in the wings, bantering whenever we passed each other on the restaurant floor, shouting at each other backstage in the kitchen and winking and corpsing above the heads of our audience, the unsuspecting customers.
Everything people say about grandparenthood is true - it is pleasure without responsibility. It is unquestioned love.