Interview with… Tim Dutton

The actor is starring in a revival of  Stephen Bill’s  award-winning play Curtains. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about the production… 

Curtains. Tim Dutton (Douglas). Credit - Manuel Harlan.jpg
(c) Manuel Harlan. 


Hi Tim, thank you so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. What made you want to take part in this production of Curtains?

I thought it was a very funny and bleak play about the human condition.

Were you familiar with Curtains before joining this production? What did you initially think when you first read it?

No. It was a real pleasure to read it for the first time. I loved it.

Could you tell me more about your character and how he fits into the story?

Douglas is one of the two sons in law. He’s ex RAF and is now an unsuccessful farmer. His marriage is in the terminal throes. He watches his wife and sisters in law go through a traumatic experience with their mother. He has his own sad regrets with his own parents and this colours how he sees things and how he behaves throughout the play.

How would you describe the play for those who might not have seen it before?

Well without spoilers it is a very funny and dark take on some extremely tough family issues about ageing and our right to choose how we live our lives.

How excited are you about working with Lindsay Posner?

Very, I’ve been looking forward to it a great deal.

If there is one reason that people should come along and see this production what would it be?

Very difficult to give one reason…It’s a very funny relevant play and a terrific cast…oh and birthday cake.

Curtains plays at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 22nd February until the 17th March. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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