I interviewed Gill Kirk for the Inspiring and Interesting women series for 17percent.
We met up in Bath exactly a year to the day that we first met, at the 17percent mini-festival of new work and discussion ‘Why? and What Next?’, where her play ‘The king was in his counting house’ a satire on the banking crisis, was showcased.
We talked about how she’s been getting on – really well – with a couple of plays due to go into production and several in development. We also talked about the growing South West theatre scene, which seems incredibly vibrant – and I’ll be doing a feature on it next month for 17percent.
We also talked about juggling caring responsibilities and whether there is a place for political theatre in an apolitical world, though as Gill points out, there is political in the personal, and I think we’re all getting a bit more politicised right now. Gill also offers some advice to other writers especially those who may have changed career and come to writing later.
You can see the interview with Gill on the 17percent Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/17percentcampaign