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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),     DestinyMaydays,   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. 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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Time to Keep, A
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Time to Keep, A

David Edgar and Stephanie Dale
 
A large-scale play from Britain’s leading political playwright – a historical romp crossing Jane Austen with Charles Dickens
       
David Edgar is back in Nicholas Nickleby mode with this energetic and wide-ranging story of a whole community in early 19th-century Dorset. With over 50 characters from Mad King George III to labourers and jailbirds.




Cast : 9M, 9F (doubling required)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-585-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB