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Winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Play of the Year Award.

A valuable mural is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. International and local art historians argue over who should own the painting. The fate of the mural becomes powerfully interwoven with the fate of the country.

'One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits.'  Daily Telegraph.

Cast : 12M, 8F - 1 girl (doubling required)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-292-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


DAVID EDGAR is one of Britain's leading playwrights. He calls himself ' a writer of public life', and once remarked that he wanted to be 'a secretary for the times through which I'm living'. His many plays include Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC (adaptation), Destiny, Maydays, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Pentecost, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, The Shape of the Table, Entertaining Strangers (with Judi Dench), Albert Speer and, most recently, Playing with Fire.  His bestselling book How Plays Work was published by NHB in 2009. He also writes for radio, television, and film and is a frequent commentator on political and theatre issues, as both essayist and public speaker. He founded the Theatre Writer's Union, as well as Britain's first graduate playwriting course at Birmingham.

By David Edgar, available through Currency Press - see all