The Creak of the Back Gate: playwriting techniques in a service design concept

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Publication type

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The delivery of a service is frequently compared to the delivery of a theatrical performance or play, and the similarities are easy to see. Both live (or die) on the strength of a connection created between performer (service provider) and audience (service users). However, the point of service delivery is not where the similarities between service design and theatre begin: they can, in fact, be traced back to a performance’s origins in the craft of the playwright.