In 1994, my first play Hello? had just finished a two week run at the Old Red Lion theatre and picked up some positive reviews. It's director, Tim Crook, asked if I had any other plays that he might be able to put on. Hello? was the first play I'd written, but in the time between me entering it in the Woolwich Young Radio Playwright's Competition and it finishing I'd decided I was going to be a playwright. I had two scripts I could show Tim – an Angela Carter adaptation called Wolfsong and a HIV issue-play called A Game of Risk, after the popular board game.
Working on an adaptation of Angela Carter’s 'Wolfsong' was an excellent decision and I am sure he would have gained so much from dramatizating the writing of such a significant writer. But it is unlikely IRDP would have been able to afford the rights to produce a stage version.