Woman In Mind: Behind The ScenesBehind The Scenes offers a glimpse at some rarely known facts regarding the writing of Alan Ayckbourn's plays with material drawn from the Ayckbourn Archive at the University Of York and the playwright's personal archive.
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- Woman In Mind was initially conceived with a man as the central character, who having suffered a heart attack could hear what was going on around him, but was not able to communicate with anyone. Alan quickly changed this to a woman, feeling that it was slightly easier to tell the story with a female voice and that a woman would probably be a more sympathetic character.