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Living the post Birdland Q&A with Andrew Scott through @polyg

I was figuratively and literally gutted to have missed a second viewing of Birdland at the Royal Court this week followed by a Q&A that included Andrew Scott, Simon Stephens and Carrie Cracknell. A mild dose of food poisoning meant I was confined to the the sofa but luckily @polyg was fighting fit and not only made it but has written a lovely detailed post about it.

Simon Stephens said Birdland is partly inspired by Bertol Brecht’s Baal, a play he doesn’t understand fully – he always writes best what he doesn’t understand.

To read the entire post including comments from Mr Scott about fame and the media head over to Poly's blog.