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Playing with Fire  

Playing with Fire $29.95 ex GST
$32.95 inc GST
David Edgar's breakthrough play, Destiny (1976), looked at the rise of racism and the National Front — and wondered about the future shape of a multicultural society in Britain. Now, thirty years on, Edgar looks at the realities of this multiracial nation in a brilliantly layered new play.

Cast : 16M, 7F (doubling required)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-880-6 | 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.

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