1947 - Born in Sussex on the 5th of June.
- Educated at Lancing College and at Jesus College, Cambridge.
1970 - His first play, Slag, was produced.
1973 - He was appointed resident dramatist to the Nottingham Playhouse, a major provincial theatre.
1975 - He helped found the Joint Stock Theatre Company.
1998 - He was knighted.
- He is married to the Algerian fashion designer Nicole Farhi.
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