The Watermill Theatre will premiere a stage adaptation of the film A Bunch of Amateurs, which opens on Thursday 22 May. The play’s writers, journalist, quiz show panellist and editor of Private Eye magazine, Ian Hislop and writer and satirical cartoonist Nick Newman, describe their long-standing writing relationship and how they’ve transformed a show from the screen to the stage.
How long have you been writing together?
Ian: Nick and I have written together for over 30 years. We began at school in the 1970s collaborating on revues, carried on at Oxford where I took over a humorous magazine Nick was editing, and have continued ever since.