Often it feels like cheating to say you are directing a play, especially when you have a cast of talented actors and actresses who have really thought about their characters and what part they play in the story.

On the Bridge is an example of that.

Oh, I do chip in about making a move and a gesture, but more often than not it’s a case of creating the conditions within which the cast can let the thing develop. Director has a dictatorial ring to it.

Producer and enabler might be a more accurate description, but that would look so pretentious in the programme… So, director it is!