Theatre is 'a moral laboratory'

Polly Stenham Polly Stenham: 'Theatre is such a moral laboratory'

Polly Stenham was just 19 years-old when her first play, That Face, premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre.

The 2007 production It became an award-winning international hit that heralded not only the arrival of an exciting new playwright, but also the emergence of a new generation of young female dramatists nurtured by the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme.

Seven years later and she is about to have her National Theatre debut with her fourth play, Hotel - a thriller set on a secluded desert island used by the rich and famous seeking an exclusive luxury holiday.

I went to meet her on-set during a break in rehearsals.

Polly Stenham: It's not that you want more women, you just want it to be fair.

Will Gompertz Article written by Will Gompertz Will Gompertz Arts editor

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