Sheridan Morley is the London drama critic for The International Herald Tribune and The Spectator. In addition, he writes for The London Times, The Sunday Telegraph, and The London Evening Standard. He's also been arts editor and drama critic for Punch, and he was named BP Arts Journalist of The Year in 1989. His several books include biographies of Sir Noel Coward, Dirk Bogarde, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gertrude Lawrence and Sir John Gielgud.

An excerpt from Steve Cara's interview with Mr. Morley
in Theater Voices

SC: I'm sure you're familiar with New York theatre. When I look at the fringe theatre, here, I find that's it's healthy, in terms of audience, in terms of the number of shows, but I do not see here the bold, new forms that I see in the East Village.

SM: You mean things like performance art and all of that?

SC: Audience-activated theatre, improvisational theatre, theatre off the text...

SM: I think we are still in some ways, quite conservative. We still believe that, even if you go to a pub theatre, and you only pay, maybe, fifteen dollars, you don't want total anarchy.