Playing: Missa in tempore belli (Hob. XXII. 9) ‘Paukenmesse’ by Joseph Haydn
BBC Radio 3

"The search for empathy sits at the heart of the dramatist" - Simon Stephens on his new play Birdland

As his new play Birdland opens at the Royal Court theatre, which tells the story of Paul, a monstrous rock and roller, playwright Simon Stephens talks to Philip Dodd about his fascination with empathy.

Image: Andrew Scott at Paul in Birdland. Photographer: Richard Hubert Smith.

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