1# Five things from Roger Boyle

We asked all the writers taking part in PlayPen Get to the End to name five things that stopped them Getting to the End of writing a play and five things that helped them Get to the End.

Roger Boyle writer of In Mother’s Footsteps:

Five things that stopped me:

  • I see great weak points when I look at it, so it’s probably not finished!
  • Endless fine tuning
  • Realisation that if I finish it, I have to let it go
  • Studying good plays – I cannot aspire to that technical or linguistic skill
Five things that helped me get to the end of writing the play
  • That someone else needed it to be done
  • The pleasure in having something “finished”
  • The 20m reading convinced me that it could be made to work
  • “Hey, an hour’s stage action – that’s nothing.  It’s gotta be easy.”

Roger Boyle’s first full length play was presented at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 19th September as part of the PlayPen Get to the End project.

A full schedule of the plays for Get to the End and links to buy tickets available here.