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Kevin Clarke speaks with Frances Byrnes about playwriting as an essential dramatic apprenticeship, completing his education as an adult, and how his dramatic subjects choose him, rather than the other way around.

‘I was always envious of the flute section in the orchestra at school; a row of neat-looking, trendy girls who didn’t have to concern themselves with valve oil or spit keys.’
‘I grew up in a Northern working class household that revered the soaps of the time: Coronation Street, Emmerdale Farm and Crossroads, a show I later wrote for.’