James Graham on writing a screenplay about Brexit

Dec 15, 2016, 07:00 AM

Brexit is not just the subject that sparked a million news stories but also ample fodder for creatives who delight in dissecting and commenting on political matters in their work. One such wordsmith is James Graham who is responsible for some of the most successful political plays in recent years including This House about Labour’s struggles in the 70's as well as Privacy, a Broadway play about the surveillance state featuring Daniel Radcliffe.

Now, he has taken on the task of writing the screenplay for a TV drama about the Brexit campaign and referendum day. Jen chatted to him about why Brexit makes such a great topic and about how he will try to be objective in his writing despite being a passionate Remainer. He also shares his view of how theatre can build bridges in our incredibly polarised society.

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