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Polly Teale interview: Cuts are making the theatre ‘a place where you can only survive if you are from a privileged background’

But the good-natured director’s endorsement of Ed Miliband wouldn't fill you with confidence

Polly Teale: ‘I often look back now and say how lucky was I!’ [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

I spend an hour with the theatre director Polly Teale. She’s 50ish with a tall, willowy physique and strong, aquiline features. Her hair is arranged in a combed bob whose flicky fringe overhangs her bright, deep-set eyes. She’s easy-going and so good-natured that at one point she asks me about myself — a courtesy few interviewees extend to journalists.

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Lloyd Evans
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Lloyd Evans is The Spectator's sketch-writer and theatre critic

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