Interview with Lyn Gardner in the Guardian
"When Beth Steel sent her play Wonderland to theatres for their consideration, one of them inquired whether she had seen Billy Elliot. Wonderland begins in 1983 just before the start of the miners' strike, but it was as if the theatre thought Lee Hall and Elton John's terrific musical was the last word on the matter. Still, at least that theatre read it. Most didn't." Read the rest here.