Lee Jamieson was interviewed as an Artaud expert for the arts pages of the FT, alongside playwright and director, Anthony Neilson.
Speaking to the FT’s Sarah Hemming, Lee said:
If [The Theatre of Cruelty] was neat and tied up and if it was achievable, it wouldn’t have had the influence that it had.
It’s all about the hunt. It’s not to do with answers. And that’s what makes Artaud great –he asks all those fundamental questions. What is theatre? Why do we have theatre? You can’t get a bigger question for a theatre practitioner.
And the reason you can still see it in theatre shows today is that it opens up creative possibilities. If you get stuck, ask those types of questions and new doors will open.
The full article can be read here (Lee contributes in the second half)