An epic and provocative play about multi-racial Britain, from the UK’s leading political playwright.
When the District Council of Wyverdale fails to satisfy a government audit, New Labour high-flyer Alex Clifton is despatched from the capital to formulate a robust recovery plan. But racial tensions soar and good intentions have fatal consequences, as what begins as a comedy of misunderstanding soon becomes a chilling drama about multicultural Britain.
David Edgar’s Playing With Fire was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2005.
This edition inlcudes an Afterword by the author.
‘More up-to-the-moment than anything else in our theatre’
— The Times