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Teendreams

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...It is 1975 and Frances and Rosie, friends since their teenage years, when they discovered the revolution of feminism together, are nonetheless drifting apart. At the same time, Denise and Tricia, part of the new crop...

If Only

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2013

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar’s If Only is a political drama set around the 2010 UK General Election and its possible consequences for policymaking. It was first performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, on 20 June 2013 (previews from 14 June...

Saigon Rose

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...After a one-night stand with an old flame from America, Vicky loses interest in Clive. Hurt by the betrayal, Clive sleeps with Mo, a waitress from a local café. She in turn is modelling for Clay, the draft-dodging American photographer...

That Summer

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...That Summer is set in the late summer of 1984, at a time when miners were striking all over Britain as their unions and the Conservative government led by Margaret Thatcher, fought a battle that would change the industrial outlook...

Trying It On  

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2018

Playtext

Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Trying It On is an autobiographical play, written to be performed by its author. It was first performed at Warwick Arts Centre on 7 June 2018, at the beginning of a tour which included dates at the Birmingham Repertory...

Mothers Against

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Mothers Against is one part of a two-play cycle under the collective title Continental Divide, set against the background of a bitterly fought American governor’s election in an unspecified Pacific-coast state. Mothers Against...

Mary Barnes

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...In 1965, Mary Barnes arrives at Kingsley Hall, the first resident of an alternative treatment centre for mental illness founded by the controversial psychotherapist, R. D. Laing. Having undergone shock therapy and insulin injections for her...

Destiny

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (26), Female (8), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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...First produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place in Stratford in September 1976, Destiny transferred to the Aldwych Theatre, London in May 1977 where it received exceptionally high praise from a wide range of critics...

Playing with Fire

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2005

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (51), Female (17), Male (34), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Playing with Fire is a drama about racial tensions in modern, multicultural Britain, set mostly in a fictional town in West Yorkshire. It was first performed in the Olivier auditorium of the National Theatre, London, on 21...

Written on the Heart

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (24), Female (2), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Written on the Heart is a historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark its four-hundredth anniversary in 2011. It was first performed by the Royal...