Quick Fire with Miriam Battye
60 Seconds with Miriam Battye
Miriam is a writer from Manchester. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting with her first play, I STARTED A FIRE. She has been a part of the Royal Court Young Writers and Invite Only Group. She was part of the first BBC Drama Room cohort in 2016 and she is a writer on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic.
How's PLAY treating you this time round?
It's a huge babe. Great stuff. Top drawer times.
What are you looking forward to about 'TAKEOVER'?
All the boozing.
Best thing you saw last year?
How To Win Against History blew my tiny mind. Also Parks & Rec which I finally got round to, and blew my briefly recovered, tiny mind.
Bristol or London?
Bristol for the simple reason I can walk everywhere. You cannot fathom how much I dislike public transport.
Which play do you wish you'd written?
Good with People by David Harrower. Or y'know. Hamlet.
Who is your theatre hero?
Wine or beer?
Cats or dogs?
Neither. Dogs scare me and cats make me sneeze. I'm trying, though.
Winter or summer?
Favourite PLAY moment so far?
Josh Finan's unique use of language.
What would your superpower be?
I think that I would probably be a masterful athlete, acrobat and strategist with indestructible bracelets and a Lasso of Truth. I might also be sculpted from clay and be played by Gloria Steinem.
If this PLAY was an animal what would it be?
Something great like a crab.
Tell us a secret?
Tell us a joke?
Now I feel like I'm on Tinder and I'm stressed.