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BRIAN You’re the thing makes me cross, drive me insane with your wittering. ALICE This should be a lovely day. You spoil everything. BRIAN You’ve done it now, it was a lovely day, you’ve spoilt it. Enter LEWIS, drunk. LEWIS I’m unhappy. What are you going to do about it? ALICE You know you have to help yourself, Lewis. LEWIS But it never stops. BRIAN Lewis, I wish you’d died at birth. If I’d known what you’d grow up like I’d have killed either you or myself the day you were born. LEWIS You see this is where I get it from.

But the plays are McGuffins – my main intention was their destruction. Some time after all this, 1999, I wrote Far Away, which feels to me quite different as the play isn’t being undermined. The three parts can seem disconnected, linked only by the girl who goes through them and widening hostilities, but I think they are also linked by the characters’ desire to be on the side of what’s right. A Number has cloning at the centre of its story but I never quite feel it’s a play about cloning. The cloning’s not quite a McGuffin but it does let me look at a lot of things that interest me.

MOTHER Yes, eat up, Muriel. FATHER Muriel, if you don’t eat your dinner you know what’s going to happen to you. MOTHER Yes, eat up, Muriel. Genetic Engineering ERIC and MADDY on their way to bed. MADDY What was that? was that a bomb but far more likely ERIC no far more likely MADDY more likely a building some kind of construction ERIC demolition MADDY some kind of building ERIC some kind of building site or a road accident a crash but it’s the wrong kind of sound for that it was more MADDY what, more ERIC more whoosh in it not so much metal MADDY like a firework can be like that like a rocket ERIC yes but no it was bigger MADDY no but they can those public ones set off huge ERIC so anyway I don’t think it was a bomb anyway MADDY no I never thought it was a bomb.

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