Tough Times To Be A Controversial Playwright

“These are awkward times for provocative playwright Dennis Kelly. In May, he had a play at London’s Hampstead Theatre with the controversial title Osama the Hero, and now his new one, After the End, shows what happens in the wake of a terrorist nuclear attack… Does Kelly have any doubts about writing about a terror attack now that one has happened? ‘The bombs in London are so recent that I’m not really sure what I feel. The play is about how we behave, and it argues that terrorism, no matter how terrible, cannot change our society – only we can do that. It’s us that choose to become monsters – terrorists can’t make us monsters.'”