Does the West End Beckon?

Russell T Davies has revealed ambitions to write a West End play – simply because he’s never done it before.

The self-confessed lover of TV has been talking movies (mainly Doctor Who) for some time now, but it looks as though his attention has switched to the boards – no doubt after spending so much time running Doctor Who.

"Writing a play for the West End would be brilliant. It would stretch me and that would be the right reason for doing it. I have been asked to do it in the past, but I just haven’t had time to consider all the offers I’m getting.

"I used to write lots of theatre stuff when I was in youth theatre.

"I have worked so much in television that when I think of an idea it tends to be television-shaped. I have an idea and think it will be six hours on ITV and I don’t think of anything that’s on stage. I could learn something new."

Of course, we might just get a play about gay men (there’s enough of those already), or adaptations of some of RTD’s better work such as The Second Coming (again, the topic has been handled considerably in theatre land) – in fact Russell might find that theatreland has been covering all of his favourite topics for years now.


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