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This collection of Edgar’s shorter plays offer further examples of his versatility. 

Included are:

Blood Sports
Five hilarious sketches on sporting subjects

Ball Boys
An unlikely match between Marx and tennis

Baby Love
Edgar’s most widely performed play - a powerful and moving account of a baby-snatcher.

The National Theatre
Chekhov's Three Sisters... in a strip club

The Midas Connection
An ironic look at gold dealing.

Cast : Various

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-051-0 | 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