Alan Ayckbourn hopes sci-fi will attract a younger audience

Alan Ayckbourn's new play is a science fiction work, set 100 years from now, in an England where a deadly contagion has separated men from women.

'The Divide' is co-produced by the Old Vic and premieres at the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday.

The playwright told the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz that not enough young people are going to the theatre.

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