It’s very advantageous to be sensitive with your work – and, yet, being sensitive, in reality, when criticized, it can annihilate you. It can destroy you. And with the internet there sometimes is a lot of harm, which I find must be very difficult for youngsters coming on – it can be very harsh; the criticism. And, sometimes, it can be a little cruel – which makes it hard for young performers coming on.

It’s very advantageous to be sensitive with your work – and, yet, being sensitive, in reality, when criticized, it can annihilate you. It can destroy you. And with the internet there sometimes is a lot of harm, which I find must be very difficult for youngsters coming on – it can be very harsh; the criticism. And, sometimes, it can be a little cruel – which makes it hard for young performers coming on.

Michael Crawford