Red Sun was written to commission from the two-man touring company AJTC. I had seen them on the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2000 in a somewhat 'head-driven' play, and met them socially on that occasion. I felt very honoured when, some eighteen months later, they wrote to ask would I consider writing a piece for them to tour. Honoured - and challenged too, for I had discerned a visceral power in these actors, struggling to break free. So, although there's many a different sort of play I could have written for them, on many a different theme - and we did discuss several subjects - from the very beginning I was drawn toward a more mythic, primordial drama, that would release on the space that visceral force that I had sensed. From the synopsis outline above, one can see that Red Sun tells an ancient tale. Frankenstein is one recent manifestation; another, closer, is the Jewish legend of the Golem of Prague - and many years ago I had indeed tried a 'golem' project with Peter Brook, and abandoned it. I was making use now of lessons that that disappointment had taught me.